How many of us remember watching the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day as we sat inside our homes in the Midwest during the 1950’s and the 1960’s. We saw the sun was shining, the air temperature was heavenly and yes, we all said. “California is the place I ought to be.” We read in our newspapers and saw on the nightly news that California was the land of opportunity. Many of us had relatives who had moved to California and told us what we had seen and heard was true. They would then explain how they had the beach, the mountains, the fresh fruit, and all that is good within an hour or two drive or even in their backyard.
California was the land of milk and honey, the promised land. And then, the collectivist, the communist, told the people that things could be even better. The collectivist, the communist told the California people that those who come to California, those who work hard and take care of their families, those who came and made California the envy of the world because of hard work, dedication to family and country, and brought their Midwest beliefs and patriotism with them, were in fact oppressors, racists, haters, and interested only in self. They were evil is what the collectivist, the communist said.
The collectivist, the communist, took over the schools and indoctrinated the children to believe that their parents were evil because they believed in self-reliance and not government reliance. The children and grandchildren of those who came to California in the 1950’s and 1960’s were greatly influenced by the collectivist, communist movement that told them the achiever does so only so they can oppress others; that the achiever must be punished for their greed, that it is the primary responsibility of government to bring about total equality and that those who advocate for the punishment of the achiever must be placed in the position of power to bring about this equality.
Today we learn that San Francisco, a once beautiful and thriving city, the place where people would visit and leave their hearts, has few if any businesses left because of crime and other third world conditions thriving in the middle of the business center. We are told the real problem is not the criminal or the vagrant, they are victims, but it is the business owner who refuses to open their doors and their shelves to bring about equality.
California cities of any size, and many rural areas are losing population, not because of the topography and weather, but because of crime, vagrancy, terrible schools, and lack of opportunity, all those characteristics that are synonymous with collectivism, communism. 4 of every 10 people living in California are seriously considering leaving the state. Many have left. Those who are leaving are the achievers, those who believe in hard work and self-reliance, those who believe that solid families are critical, those who believe in the principles of the Bible and the United States Constitution. Those who are leaving are the people who build strong communities and states. Those who are replacing them are those who believe it is the obligation of the state, that it is the obligation of others to take care of them. They have bought into the failure sentence that they are victims, and they are owed by those they have been told are oppressing them.
The rest of the United States need only look at California to understand that the story of the collectivist, communist can only end in destruction, in failure. There is not one example that collectivism, communism, that which is now governing California, has ever resulted in less poverty, better conditions, less crime, or prosperity. What has been proven time after time is that individualism, individual freedom and liberty, always results in less poverty, better conditions, less crime, and more prosperity.
In order to correct the problems in California, and they can be corrected, a total reversal must take place. Public Sector Employee Unions must be forbidden. A complete and total cleanup of voting roles must occur. Mail out ballots must be eliminated. Voting must be restricted to one day using paper ballots. Voter ID must be vigorously enforced. A complete and honest audit of the state budget must happen with all waste of any kind eliminated. Taxes must be greatly reduced, and innovation and self-responsibility must be rewarded. The school must teach writing, math, reading and accurate history with all social glasses, especially sexual oriented classes eliminated immediately.
Yes, California can be saved. If saved, it will again become the state where people want to move. It will take a lot of work and grit, but it can be done. The question is, for which side will you fight? Will it be for the failed policies of collectivism, communism, or the proven policies of individualism and self-reliance?
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