"This isn't a new thing. It's been done before. We're not treading in uncharted waters," said Jefferson Declaration organizer Mark Baird at the rally in a video on the State of Jefferson website. "There's precedent, there's historic and moral imperatives to do exactly what we're doing today."
"It's going to be a tough one, but I don't know, I have a good feeling about it," said Mr. Baird. "I think that liberty will always find the light of day, and even if it's only 51 percent, it's still a win for us. And we have to do something here, or we're all going to be broke and we're all going to be gone."