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Should California be defunded for blatantly violating abortion conscience laws?

Saturday, January 25, 2020, 6:38 pm | Randy Thomasson

You’ve heard over and over from the Democrats how United States of America President Donald Trump needs to be convicted for “abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress.”

Of course, this is without naming any federal law that he allegedly broke, and ignoring what the U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly upheld, the constitutional right of executive privilege for presidents to resist Congressional subpoenas of confidential documents.

So if the Democrat politicians say Trump must be impeached and convicted, despite not charging him with violation any specific law, what about California’s Democrat politicians, who are blatantly violating federal laws themselves? Shouldn’t they be “impeached”?

The problem is that “[c]hurches across California have been battling [California’s] onerous abortion mandate for years with no relief. The troubling situation began in 2014 when the California Department of Managed Health Care reclassified abortion as a ‘basic health service’ under the Affordable Care Act and ordered all insurance plans in the state to begin covering elective abortions immediately. Even churches are not exempt.”

The federal law that California’s Democrat rulers are openly violating is the 2005 Republican-passed Weldon Amendmentwhichprohibits any funding to states from the federal Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education “if such … government subjects any … [health insurance plan] … to discrimination on the basis that the health care [policy] does not provide, pay for, provide coverage of, or refer for abortions.”

See how Republicans care about your First Amendment right to obey Creator God, but Democrats don’t? The Democrat rulers of California are violating federal law by forcing numerous churches and religious organizations to cover abortion in their employee insurance policies. Should rebels against federal law (and the First Amendment) lose federal funding because they’re oppressing religious freedom by forcing people of conscience to support the killing of preborn children? Yes!

The good, right, and true solution is the Trump Administration’s January 24, 2020 letter to California. This is what made the news and triggered the California Democrats’ rebellious words. The letter’s key point is, if California doesn’t stop enforcing its pro-abortion edict against moral business owners, organizations, and churches, the Trump Administration says it can pull the plug on some or all of its $77 BILLION in annual federal funding to California. Think how this would also send a clear message to the 14 other Democrat-controlled states.

PLEASE TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION

Urge President Trump to act if California Governor Gavin Newsom doesn’t comply with the letter. Because Newsom, who’s very pro-abortion, doesn’t want to submit. The day the news broke, Newsom tweeted“Trump is threatening to take away ALL OF OUR HEALTHCARE FUNDING … yet you call yourself “pro-life” @realDonaldTrump?? You sicken me.”

You can write President Trump here by copying SaveCalifornia.com’s suggested message:

“President Trump, please stop sending my federal tax dollars to California, which is blatantly violating the 2005 Weldon Amendment, which prohibits funding by the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education departments to any state government that discriminates against the consciences of moral business owners, organizations, and churches that oppose having abortions covered by their health insurance policies. As a California taxpayer, I want my pro-life conscience respected and protected, our federal law enforced, my federal tax dollars safeguarded, and the rebellious Democrat trifecta of California state government punished for its flagrant violations of the law.”

For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.

Psalm 139:13–16

Don’t let the Liberal Left hide the truth from California families

Monday, December 2, 2019, 5:15 pm | Randy Thomasson

Can you imagine if your free speech and religious freedom were outlawed?

It may sound far-fetched, but that seems to be the dream of Liberal Left politicians and their unconstitutional allies in California.

And while the ruling Democrats and their accomplices in the Big Media don’t want you to hear, see, or speak the truth about the damage they’re doing, WE DO. Which is a big reason that SaveCalifornia.com is here for you.

I want you to know that tomorrow’s an important day around the world. It’s called “Giving Tuesday.” And I can tell you that California’s left-wing groups are already working hard to raise millions of dollars for their immoral agenda that opposes (and even seeks to eliminate) your voice, your values, and your constitutional rights.

But here’s the good news. SaveCalifornia.com is also here, working hard to tell families the Truth that Big Government and Big Media don’t want you to know. Because our mission is to champion and defend all that you hold dear. Yes, this is war!

Here’s where you come in. On December 3’s Giving Tuesday, SaveCalifornia.com needs your tangible help to speak up, speak out, and stand strong for you and your family. We also need your help to resist, expose, and oppose left-wing tyranny.

Will you join me in saying NO to the harmful liberal agenda against you and your family? And will you partner with me to say YES to God’s design of marriage and family, and your constitutional rights as an American?

On Giving Tuesday, or even today, will you give a special gift to help SaveCalifornia.com report the TRUTH that the Liberal Left and Big Media are hiding from you?

Because it’s you and other moral Californians who empower our work. Which is why, with your participation, SaveCalifornia.com will boldly represent and equip you and countless other individuals and families.

Can you help? You can make an immediate impact at our special Giving Tuesday page: https://securedonors.com/savecalifornia+givingtuesday2019

Thank you in advance for participating in SaveCalifornia.com’s Giving Tuesday campaign. Because you + us = greater good!

Who will rise up for me against the evildoers?
Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?

Psalm 94:16

5 ways to lower your gas prices in California

Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 8:57 pm | Randy Thomasson

If you’re like me, you’re concerned about high gas prices in California.

As someone who watches the stock market, I shake my head at how California’s Democrat-controlled government somehow keeps the average price of regular gas above $4 per gallon, when oil prices are low, and when most other states enjoy much lower prices.

So, to help you and your family, here are SaveCalifornia.com’s 5 ways to fight against high gas prices:

1. Before you go to a gas station, do what I do — check out the best prices in your vicinity.

2. Drive less if you can, by driving more for your needs than your wants. This will likely mean combining errands. Sometimes this will mean changing where you buy goods and services. And might mean buying more online.

3. Consider buying a used car that averages above 30 mpg. Here are 15 fuel-efficient used cars under $5,000

4. When voting, don’t for an environmental activist candidate or ballot measure, because you’ll be supporting a lower supply of energy and higher energy prices (as well as higher prices for housing, food, and water).

5. Remember that Democrats have controlled the California State Legislature for 60 years. They caused and are still causing your high energy prices.

Why are gasoline prices so high in California?

  • California’s Democrat politicians, with the help of self-interested government unions, are devoted to big, expensive government, as well as to liberal environmental activists who regard dirt and trees as more important than people made in the image of God and people’s private property. The Democrat politicians have imposed the highest state gas tax in the nation: $1.26 a gallon (98 cents in gas taxes and gas fees, plus a 28-cent “mystery tax”).
     
  • California also has the highest gas prices in the contiguous 48 states.
     
  • California’s Democrat-run government forces gasoline to be more expensive to formulate, which is another disincentive to oil refineries trying to do business here:

“For many years, California also required that summer-blend gasoline — which is more expensive to produce and contains extra additives designed to reduce air pollution in the summer — be used all year round. So, while gasoline prices typically fall in September across the United States as stations switch to the cheaper winter blend, Californians were left paying higher prices. In 2012, around the time gasoline prices were breaking records, Governor Jerry Brown changed the regulations to permit winter-blend gasoline to be sold in California in an attempt to bring down rising gasoline prices. Still, both the summer and winter blends of gasoline used in California are more expensive to produce than those used in any other state.” “California Is Approaching $4 Gasoline, But It Has Only Itself To Blame,” Forbes, Sept. 28, 2018

  • In 2017, the Democrat-controlled California Energy Commission crowed about no new refineries and no new refineries:

“Permitting Issues. It is unlikely that new refineries will be built in California. In fact, from 1985 to 1995, 10 California refineries closed, resulting in a 20 percent reduction in refining capacity. Further refinery closures are expected for small refineries with capacities of less than 50,000 barrels per day. The cost of complying with environmental regulations and low product prices will continue to make it difficult to continue operating
older, less efficient refineries.”
Source

  • And the Democrat politicians have also prohibited interstate oil pipelines into California, thus decreasing the supply, increasing the demand, and jacking up the price of gas for us all:

“With no major pipelines connecting California to its neighbors, the state remains largely untouched by the shale boom. While refiners in the Midwest and Gulf Coast are awash in cheap, American crude, those in California are paying as much as $6 more per barrel for oil shipped from Saudi Arabia, Ecuador and Colombia. That’s taken a toll on California pump prices, which were 61 cents higher per gallon last year than the national average.” 
Source: Bloomberg.com

I hope you benefit from this information and will share it with others. California’s high gas prices are a negative consequence of our bad state government. When voters revolt against the establishment, this can change. In the meantime, let’s save on gas where we can.

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice;
But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.

Proverbs 29:2