If you’re a California Democrat, money grows on trees, unicorns are the state animal, and John Lennon’s Imagine is your ideological anthem. Reality be damned, and to hell with economists. Naiveté is bliss. But reality isn’t going anywhere; it never does. Reality is going to punch you in the face, and it doesn’t matter how many times you close your eyes, click your heels, and say, “There’s no one like Barack Obama. There’s no one like Barack Obama.”
The klaxon blares these warning messages for all Americans, but especially those in California and those who still insist on calling themselves “Democrats”.
Working from the bottom up, folks learn how to address problems within the context of their own community’s traditions and values. Think Edmund Burke here. And as the problems they confront grow larger they can draw on their own experience of what actually works in the real world to address these larger problems. But always knowing there are tradeoffs.
In this installment of their weekly Sunday Six conversation, PF Whalen and Parker Beauregard of The Blue State Conservative discuss six highly damaging laws and policies that California’s Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into existence since his victory in last month’s recall vote.
The need for this law was brought to light because the daughter (can we still use that term?) of a California Assemblyman stopped at the entrance of the boys aisle and said she was not allowed entry. Now, you might think this would have been a good opportunity for a teaching moment, but no, it is much easier to create a new law. This new regulation puts a further burden on stores still working to recover from a year of COVID. This law will require people to monitor and control compliance.
Not only is California still the land of fruits and nuts, the Golden State is fruitier and nuttier than ever, which makes the fact that Gruesome Newsom faces the distinct possibility of being recalled with the September 14th special election even that much more remarkable than it would be otherwise. In a country with some extreme leftists in positions of power, the Democrat Newsom ranks near, if not at the top of that list.
Gavin Newsom has been an across-the-board disaster for California. Disgusted residents in the state are attempting to remove him from office through a recall election. Newsom has made such a mess of California’s public education system that a former Democratic majority leader in the state senate has just released a blockbuster endorsement of his No. 1 opponent, conservative talk radio host, Larry Elder.
In other words, homelessness continues to be on the decline in the U.S., if we exclude California. To their credit, the Chronicle looks inward in assigning the blame, stating, “The dire statistics underscore the extent to which state and local policies drive” the failure. The state and local policies they refer to are in the bluest of blue states, and the cities impacted are almost exclusively run by Democrats.
Put simply, recalls make it too easy to avoid the consequences of bad decisions. Voters need to live through at least one term of the leadership that they select. And the rest of us are entitled to at least one full term to ridicule them for their choices. Seriously, San Francisco elected someone raised by terrorists to be their top law enforcement officer?
Men being required to use the men’s room, and the banning of a six-foot-six-inch student with an Adam’s apple and a five o’clock shadow from competing against your daughter in volleyball is more than California can take. “We’re in the midst of an unprecedented wave of bigotry and discrimination in this country,” said Rob Bonta, California’s Attorney General. We are indeed seeing unprecedented actions taking place, Mr. Bonta. At least you’ve got that right.
Even though crime has skyrocketed, the prison population is down. So our neighborhoods must be safer, right? If things don’t feel safer in California, consider this: making it no longer a felony to steal stuff, doesn’t mean people aren’t still stealing stuff. They’re just not being arrested for it.
The program, which has been excoriated by Republicans in and out of the decaying golden state, would make up to 67,000 violent felons eligible for early release. Because that’s a good idea…
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