California Unrest

It appears as though the Democrats in California have entirely lost their minds. Each day more Californians are attacking their Democratic leaders for maintaining positions of protecting illegal aliens over the rights and well-being of citizens. Yet, the Democrats continue their stance on open borders, protecting illegal aliens, and sanctuary status.

As each day passes, more people in California have become fed up and are raising their voices in protest of the Democrats leading their government.  These residents have a healthy dose of common sense. They see reality. They understand what is going on. Still, many state and local government leaders persist in their asinine sanctuary policies.

Politics in California have gone from “odd” to “bizarre” to “unreal” to “absolutely unbelievable.” In the United States, more than 285 million people who do not live in California are wondering what the 39.7 million residents of California were thinking when they went down this path. With a little bit of analytical investigation, it becomes apparent that Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, San Diego and other metropolitan coastal communities, which comprise about a third of the total California population, have dominated Californian politics.

The people who live in those urban communities of California, as with the coastal communities on the East Coast, believe they are far superior to the rest of us. They would like to dominate the way government is run. They honestly think they know better than the majority of Californians and the rest of us. Hence, their propensity to elect Democrats.

The problem with electing Democrats is the fact that the Democratic Party has been failing for the last 50 years. This truth is very evident in democratically controlled strongholds such as Detroit, Baltimore, Washington DC, St. Louis, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and other cities and counties controlled by Democrat governors, mayors, and councils.

In areas controlled by the Democratic Party, taxes are high. The economy is flat. Homelessness abounds. Crime is out of control. Property tax revenues are down. And now we have to deal with “sanctuary status.”

Many have questioned what is going on with the Democrats. Their leadership style does not include taking care of their constituency. They truly are out for their own good in the context of money and power. They do not have the best interest of the country, the people, or our future in mind.

The extreme nut jobs in the California Democrat party want to secede from the union. Maybe it is time to let that happen. If it does, the United States will be forced to take in two-thirds of the Californians as legitimate immigrants—immigrants fleeing for financial reasons.

If California secession were to happen, Congress would need to take a look at a couple of issues. One would be the absolute prohibition of any financial aid to the newly formed country. The other would be the relocation of that wall to prevent illegal Californians from coming into the United States of America.

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Walking for the 2A

Yesterday, many students around the country walked out of their classrooms in support of the Second Amendment. How refreshing! These are the students who have a sense of history, knowledge of the Second Amendment, understand the Constitution, and are the future of this nation. Unlike their liberal classmates, these young people can think and reason correctly.

Where did those abilities come from? No question – it was their parents.

It certainly was not their teachers. These young people garnered their sense of propriety from their parents or through their independent research into the importance of those concepts. Unfortunately for all of us, the public school system is filled with many liberal teachers who not only lack common sense, they continually foist liberal ideology on their charges. Not all teachers, but too many.

Because of this, many parents are opting to homeschool, send their children to parochial schools, charter schools, or seek other options for their children’s education. As a result, the public school system moves closer to failure each day.

Liberal teachers refuse to inform students that freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and that each of us has the right to bear arms built this country. It is that last caveat, the right to bear arms, which allows us to keep all the other freedoms in place.

Additionally, they refuse to teach students how our government works, but they have no problem teaching socialism or communism to our children. Something else that has come up recently is that teaching from the Bible or speaking about it in school is prohibited. However, discussions of the Koran is okay. This is very wrong.

The liberals’ agenda includes converting as many young people as possible to socialism, communism, or Sharia law. Teaching capitalism, teaching that we live in a free society, teaching history — all is taboo for the liberals. Consequently, we have this horrible division in our population.

The amusing thing about this division is that when you discuss any of these topics with a liberal, they tend to lose their minds when presented with facts. They are unable to use simple logic, and they base all of their decision making on their heart. Now, there is nothing wrong with making decisions based on compassion to help the less fortunate. There comes the point, however, at which logic and common sense are necessary for the greater good.

And that is where the educational system has failed our children and us. They are not teaching common sense, they are not teaching logic, and they certainly are not teaching history and the importance of our way of life. It is time to think about alternatives to the public school system, or as some conservative radio talk show hosts refer to it, “the government school system.” It is time to stop paying such a high price for liberal indoctrination in the public school system.

We are fortunate indeed, to have some students stand bravely head-and-shoulders above their weak-kneed classmates. There is no question these students will be the leaders in our future. They will be the strong sheepdogs who will stand the watch protecting the sheep from the wolves.

(If you do not understand the metaphor of sheep, sheepdogs, and wolves, please take a moment to read Lt. Col. Dave Grossman’s excellent essay at https://www.killology.com/sheep-wolves-and-sheepdogs.)

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The California Governor Has Lost It

It was fascinating watching Governor Jerry Brown on television April 19, 2018. He accused FoxNews of fake news. He suggested President Trump was treating immigrants horribly. He inferred the state of California was dealing with the immigrant problem as humanely is possible. Indeed, he is doing a great deal to protect immigrants. Never mind that they are “illegal.”

In the state of California, the numbers are shifting considerably. More than half the people are no longer interested in “sanctuary status.” They want to get rid of it. They are more interested in protecting their own rather than criminals. Take a look at all of the lawsuits now in process against the state government by various counties and municipalities.

There is no question Californians are fed up. Governor Brown and his administration are protecting the illegals – at the cost of the safety of his citizens. There is something seriously wrong with this picture.

When and where you can tell this is not right, is when Brown engages the media who ask him questions about his policies. He immediately becomes loud, mad, and defensive. The only reason anyone would act such a way is when they realize they are in the wrong and everyone around them knows it. In short, they are caught red-handed.

There is no common sense to be found anywhere in the state government. Additionally, they are all a bunch of hypocrites. Every one of them. Many believe those sitting in the high halls of California government make decisions impacting many of the people, but so far they have not suffered the same consequences others have experienced.

In other words, so far, their child, their wife, their husband, their mother, their father, their cousins, all, have not been killed or injured by an illegal immigrant. If an illegal killed one of their family members died like Kate Steinle or any number of another group of citizens murdered or maimed by drunk illegals, perhaps they would not be voting the way they have voted. Maybe they would be working as hard as possible to round up the illegal immigrants and send them back to wherever they came from.

An immigrant coming to this country purposefully and through proper channels is coming here for a better life, not a life of crime. They are going to make contributions to this country, and our lives and theirs will benefit. These are the people we want coming to America. We don’t want addicted drug users, rapists, murderers, and gang members. These are the people who need to be turned away at the border, or captured if they have already snuck in.

The liberal left, however, would have you believe those being kept out are innocent children and single mothers. They will show photographs of cute children and young women. These are the ones who need help, but they need to be adequately processed into the system.

Those who need to be kept out are the violent, non-contributing freeloaders trying to game the system.

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The Idiocy of Their Actions

The state of California has hit the lowest point ever regarding fiscal responsibility, taxation, land valuation, and the protection of its citizens. Today, many Californians no longer feel safe in their state. They have no security. Indeed, last year 138,000 residents fled the Golden State citing high costs, a sense of being in danger, of feeling as though non-residents are overrunning them, and a fear of being shot, much in the manner of what happened to Kate Steinle.

In recent news, Oakland mayor, Libby Schaaf, warned many of her constituents that immigration officials would soon raid parts of her city. She, and many liberals like her, have put the citizens who elected them to office in grave peril. They are taking the side of the immigrants over long time, American residents. They are giving away funds to fence-jumpers who have never donated a dime to the system, a system in which older Americans helped create by paying into Social Security over their lifetimes. Now as those Americans who invested into this fund are in need of the money, which the government was supposed to manage for them, they are being told Social Security is going broke. Why is Social Security going broke? Because of liberal lunatics giving away our money. It’s true what they say about liberals – they are great at using other peoples’ money for their agendas.

There is something seriously wrong with the leadership in California. Governor Jerry Brown takes great pride in his state being “a sanctuary state.“ Californians pay the highest tax rates, the price of housing is some of the highest in the nation, and the people continue to elect government officials who continue to take them down this scary path. Essentially, the majority of Californians could be considered idiots for voting in their present leadership. The smart ones who are able are leaving.

Those who are unable, or the few who want to stay and fight, are taking on the state in legal action. They are joining the federal government in a lawsuit against the governor, certain mayors, and the state of California fighting the sanctuary status so many of the leadership want to maintain. Good for the citizens, but they have an uphill battle.

The governor, and mayors the likes of Schaaf, clearly are putting the citizens of California in danger. They have a misguided sense of humanity; they think they are helping children and single mothers with their concept of allowing immigrants into the nation. In reality, the immigrants coming across the fence are not helpless children and single mothers; many are, in fact, criminals.

There is evidence that some of those coming across the border are our sworn enemies. Yet the Liberals continue to allow undocumented aliens into the nation. Eventually, this will bite them in the ass in more ways than one.

At some point, one of the liberals who are foisting these unwanted policies on us by allowing criminals into our country will become a victim of their own inept policies. Sooner or later, their child, their parent, or their brother or sister will fall victim to an untimely death at the hands of an illegal alien. It will only be then, when it strikes into the center of their family, will they begin to realize the idiocy of their actions.

 

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Warning Signs

Waking up the day after Valentine’s Day was stressful this year. The shooting in South Florida inundated yesterday’s news. Horrifically, 17 young people died and many more hospitalized. Americans are praying for all of the families.

The shooting happened because of an individual who had mental problems. Of course, the Democrat and liberal left will cry out it all happened because of guns. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The Democrats and the left are always quick to point fingers at the NRA, the Second Amendment, hunters, target shooters, and concealed carry advocates. The truth is they should take their fingers, turn them around, and point them directly at themselves. They are far more culpable in this situation than any person on the other side of the argument.

Why?

If you have to ask why, or if you don’t know the answer to the question, you might be part of the problem.

In almost every case of someone using a gun to commit violence, there have been warning signs. In many cases such as this one, there were multiple warning signs. Unfortunately, those warning signs went unheeded.

Why?

Again, if you don’t know the answer or you have to ask, you are the problem.

You are part of the problem on two counts. First, you know nothing about guns. Secondly, you advocate political correctness.

On the first point, those who know nothing about weapons tend to have an emotional, visceral, and illogical reaction when they see an actual weapon. They have an unnatural fear of guns.

We again come back to that question, why? Why do so many fear guns?

If asked, “Do you fear cars?” The answer is probably no. Similarly, if they were questioned about their fear of alcohol, again, the answer is also no.

Why?

Because they know how to drive, they know almost everything about cars, and how they operate. They know how to service their vehicles, and cars get them to both pleasurable events and work.

When it comes to alcohol, most know how to control their drinking, and they know about the dangers of drinking too much.

Most do not fear cars or alcoholic beverages, yet a drunk driver behind the wheel of a car is probably the most dangerous situation to face on the highway.

Every gun owner will tell you there’s nothing to fear about a gun. If you know how it works, how to clean it, how to handle it correctly, it becomes nothing more than a tool. Early Americans used them daily to put food on the table. It’s a tool. Once you learn about it, it is no longer fearful.

On the second count of why the liberal left is responsible for yesterday‘s events, it boils down to political correctness. Because the liberals have declared no one can say something bad about others without being charged with labels of racism, homophobia, sexism, anti-Muslimism, intolerance, or a host of other labels, our society has changed from one that once kicked ass and took no names into a culture of absolute wimps.

Here’s the problem: The wimps want protection from the wolves, but they also want to deny others the tools to do that job. There are police, veterans, first responders, and others inclined to serve and to protect the innocent, those who would prefer not to carry a gun for their protection. But the wimps want the protection. And they mistakenly think that taking away all guns will afford such protection.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Just ask the citizens of Australia. After the government confiscated all the legal weapons, violent crime and murder immediately increased.

The Dems and liberal left do not understand the concept that if the government confiscates guns, the only firearms collected will come from law-abiding citizens. The criminals are not about to turn in their weapons because firearms are the tools of their trade. So, do you think murders, robberies, and mass shootings will magically come to a glorious end because the government took away guns from the good people?

No. Crimes will never go away. Ever. It is a problem with the hearts of some; not guns.

If you want to stop mass shootings in schools, there is only one way to do it. Eliminate all “Gun Free Zones.” Competent, ethical citizens (including teachers), should be allowed to carry everywhere. It has worked for the Israelis very well – after all, they have had no instances of classroom shootings.

If there had been just one teacher with a concealed carry license carrying his or her weapon at school yesterday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, more than likely the death toll would not have reached 17.

 

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Amusing in New York

It’s amusing to watch television commercials from the state of New York trying to sell the rest of the country on the benefits of moving into or starting a business in the Empire State. The state is offering deals including no taxes for ten years to those who would open a company in New York.

At the same time, current residents are running away in droves because of the extremely high taxes. This begs the question, how can state officials offer tax breaks to one group of people and not to others.

Giving tax arbitrary breaks to one faction of the population is horrible. For whatever reason, the local state government determined the residents would have to pay taxes, which many would deem too costly or unnecessary. And for the most part, the citizens have no voice or control over what is happening to them. Can you say, Boston Tea Party?

By the time a New York citizen pays all of the federal, state, and local taxes, less than half their paycheck remains. Of the remaining, much of that goes to heating the house through the winter. Between taxes and power, not much remains on which to live. So, it’s no real surprise that many locals are running away as fast as they can.

New York isn’t the only region of the country alarmingly bleeding taxpayers. Illinois and California are also experiencing a phenomenal rate of departing residents. According to IRS tracking of taxpayers, Florida is permanently gaining a bit over 130,000 new residents per year. The liberals would have you believe those are the retirees following the sun to the Sunshine State. Not so, only 46 percent of the new arrivals are over the age of 55. The other 70,000 fall in the 26 to 35 age group.

Problems facing Californians include skyrocketing local taxes, unchecked illegal immigration, and overpriced real estate. An interesting comment by a recently departed longtime resident of the San Francisco Bay Area was that even professionals with high wages could no longer afford proper housing.

She then went on to point out the problems of unchecked immigrant growth and crime, explicitly referring to the Kate Steinle murder. It is very evident the state’s leadership is not concerned with keeping the average citizen safe. So, after having lived in the Bay Area for more than 35 years, she quit her job, packed up, and headed back to her original home of Tennessee.

You would think these states, all of which regard themselves as “sanctuary states,” would do something to protect and retain their residents. But they don’t. In addition to the states losing their residents at an appalling rate being sanctuary havens for criminals, there is one other common denominator among them. Can’t figure it out?

They have all been lead by Democrats for many decades, which says it all about the party in a nutshell.

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An Interesting Evening

It indeed appears as though the feces has hit the fan. The Democrat machine is completely falling apart and what an exciting turn of events, too.

It is now becoming apparent that Hillary Clinton and everyone working for her could face jail time. They lied, and they connived, and they tried to pass off false information about President Donald Trump and the Russians. It appears as though everything they produced was untrue. It is readily apparent to most that they have really screwed up.

There is little question the guilt in this fiasco goes all the way to the top of the previous presidency. More than likely, many in Obama’s administration are probably worrying about the possibility of actually being charged, tried, and sentenced for felony crimes. It has been amusing over the past few weeks watching individual members of the Democratic Party freak out.

When Nancy Pelosi faced the press last weekend when interviewed on CNN by Chris Cuomo, she seemed more nervous than an asthmatic with diarrhea and a hacking cough. She couldn’t answer the questions, and it was apparent she was upset with the interview. For his part, Cuomo pursued trying to get to the truth while Pelosi continued to rely on the old political practice of deflection.

On the screen, she appeared irritated and scared. There’s probably many more Democrats who also feel the same.

These are fascinating times we are living in right now. History has never seen such scandal in American politics. The Obama-Clinton scandals are the worst ever; Watergate pales in comparison.

We have heard little from Obama, and in fact, there have been reports that he has “lawyered-up.” Why would he feel the need to do that? There must be something very sinister in his recent past for him to feel compelled to retain legal counsel. A few things come to mind: Fast and Furious, IRS targeting of conservatives, increasing the national debt by an amount more significant than all of the previous presidents combined, Benghazi, the Clinton email scandal, association with the Black Panthers, the Solyndra debacle, his failed department of justice, the gift of hundreds of millions of dollars to Iran in addition to allowing them to become a nuclear power, and more.

Everything in the previous paragraph can be considered as acts of treason. Maybe Obama has a good reason to “lawyer-up.”

For those who are who are paying attention, it is apparent many of the Democratic Party do not want the FISA memo to be released. One has to wonder why. What could possibly be making so many people so nervous about one little memo being released to the public?

In her interview with Cuomo, Pelosi became argumentative, stuttering, and speechless. She appeared as if she was someone who was very frightened of something. And she’s not the only Democrat displaying this behavior.

This will make for a very intense State of the Union tonight.

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