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California election-year opportunities, Part 1

Thursday, March 5, 2020, 2:53 pm | Randy Thomasson
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See my March 9, 2020 report on how pro-family conservatives can hold or gain seats in the California State Legislature this election year

First off, I want to thank you for voting, and for anything you did to help other people vote for what’s right in God’s sight.

There were several victories in California’s just-concluded primary election, and real opportunities for California’s general election. In light of this, I want to encourage you to get personally involved in support for a candidate with rock-solid values who can win in November. And I call on every biblical pastor to lead his flock to vote as an exercise of loving King Jesus, loving their neighbors, hating evil, and clinging to what’s good.

Because freedom is not free, and all who claim a relationship with the Savior Jesus Christ must actively promote good in our culture and government. Because love is active, it must enter the public arena. “Abandonment theology” is unbiblical and unChristian!

While the remaining votes are still being counted, here are California election results you should be excited about…

1. California voters rejected $27 BILLION in wasteful new debt that had the faces of the educrats and Governor Gavin Newsom all over it:

The rejection of the government-school establishment’s Proposition 13 on the March 3, 2020 ballot means more Californians “get it” that they can’t trust the same people who have dumbed down our children. It also showed how some liberals and conservatives were confused over the new “Prop. 13,” thinking it had something to do with 1978’s original Proposition 13 property tax protection, so some opposed it for that reason. But we’ll take the win either way, won’t we?

Yet do you realize this was the first defeat of a California statewide “school construction and repair” bond in 18 years? Four times since 2002, California voters have approved what they thought was “free money” to “repair schools,” but which actually locked California families into financial bondage, worse government, and worse schools.

So the voters saying no to this expensive and wasteful bond is historic. It’s also why the Liberal Left (i.e., Democrat politicians, Democrat bureaucrats, Democrat union bosses, Democrat activists, and Democrat donors), which wants you to vote this November to dramatically increase property taxes on commercial property to “increase funding for public schools,” is worried.

2. Pro-family Californians can help take back Congress in 2020:

Since 2018 was the Liberal Left’s high point, when they took control of the U.S. House of Representatives and solidified their super-super-majority in the California Legislature, 2020 can more easily be a rebound for moral, social, and fiscal conservative values, if pro-family conservatives (including biblical pastors) will simply rise up and be counted.

California could help reform the House of Representatives in November. Because there are several California congressional seats that could flip from Democrat to Republican:

CD 7 in south Sacramento County: Could conservative fighter Buzz Patterson oust liberal Democrat Ami Bera? He might come close. In the primary election vote count, Patterson got only 7,000 votes less than Bera. This seat was held by Republican Dan Lungren until the 2012 election.

CD 10 in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties: Strong conservative Ted Howze has won the chance to try to take out Democrat incumbent Josh Harder in this strategic seat that was held by Republican Jeff Denham until the 2018 election.

CD 16 in Fresno, Madera, and Merced counties: In the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, can conservative Republican Kevin Cookingham oust Democrat incumbent Jim Costa? If this is a popularity contest, the Republican just received more votes than the Democrat.

CD 21 in Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Kern counties: This Central Valley area that grows much of California’s fruits and vegetables could flip back to Republican David Valadao, who received 7,000 votes more than his Democrat opponent, the current congressman, T.J. Cox. (Valadao held this seat until the 2018 election.)

CD 24 in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties: Pro-family talk-show host and activist Andy Caldwell is one to watch. While 12,000 votes behind the Democrat incumbent, Salud Carbajal, Andy’s quite the fighter and could narrow that gap.

CD 25 in Simi Valley in Ventura County and the Los Angeles County communities of Santa Clarita, Valencia, Newhall, Palmdale, and Lancaster: For pro-family conservative Mike Garcia to trump former congressman, pro-transsexuality Republican Steve Knight, by more than 4,000 votes means November will be a clear choice between Garcia and his Democrat opponent, Christy Smith, who votes like the district’s former Democrat congresswoman, Katie Hill, a bisexuality activist.

CD 39 in Fullerton, La Habra, La Habra Heights, Brea, Buena Park, Anaheim Hills, Placentia, Yorba Linda, Diamond Bar, Chino Hills, Hacienda Heights and Rowland Heights: In this conservative district straddling the border of Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino counties, Republican Young Kim received nearly 7,000 more votes than the incumbent, Democrat Gil Cisneros. If Kim would promise to stop voting part pro-family, part pro-“LGBTQIA+” like she did during her time in the California State Assembly, she could become a pro-family hero who restores this district, which was a Republican mainstay under former Congressman Ed Royce, who did not run in 2018.

CD 41 in the western Riverside County communities of Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Riverside, Moreno Valley and Perris: Republican Aja Smith is back, and this time her vote totals are a lot closer to that of incumbent Democrat Mark Takano. Until 2012, this seat was held by Republican Jerry Lewis, who retired the same time the district was redrawn.

CD 45 in the Orange County communities of Irvine, Tustin, North Tustin, Villa Park, Orange, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, and Rancho Santa Margarita: This seatcould flip back Republican, since in this primary election, all the Republican challengers combined received more votes than the very liberal Democrat incumbent, Katie Porter. In the November runoff will be Porter and law-and-order Republican Greg Raths. Until beaten in the 2018 election, this seat was held by Republican Mimi Walters.

CD 48 on the coast of Orange County: This former Republican district now has Democrat Harley Rouda, who, in this primary election, received fewer votes than all his Republican challengers put together. Facing off with Rouda in the general election is Michelle Steel, a stalwart conservative. This congressional seat was held by Republican Dana Rohrabacher until the 2018 election.

CD 49 on the north coast of San Diego County and the southernmost part of Orange County: This is another former Republican district that could swing back Republican, since, in the primary election, Republican Brian Maryott is only 7,000 votes lower than incumbent Democrat Mike Levin. Until the 2018 election, this seat was held by Republican Darrell Issa, who declined to run that year.

There’s more election news and SaveCalifornia.com is still tabulating results. But for now, will you commit to shine your light in this year’s election? Together, let’s pursue victory!

Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? Psalm 94:16

George Washington’s wise words for today

Monday, February 17, 2020, 11:34 am | Randy Thomasson




What can the Father of our Country can teach you about being a good citizen? And will you heed his words identifying domestic enemies (which are unconstitutional, self-seeking politicians, judges, and bureaucrats)?

A devout Christian, George Washington was first President of the United States (1789–97), the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the convention that drafted the current United States Constitution and during his lifetime was called the “father of his country.”

GOOD GOVERNMENT SPRINGS FROM THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION BASED ON THE BIBLE
“Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.” Source

SECOND TO THE BIBLE, THE WRITTEN WORDS AND ORIGINAL INTENT OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION IS THE SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND (NOT JUDGES)
“The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.” Source

ONLY THE PEOPLE CAN AMEND THE CONSTITUTION (JUDGES CAN’T)
“The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.” Source

JUDGES THAT STRIKE DOWN THE PEOPLE’S WRITTEN LAWS ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL THEMSELVES
“Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.” Source

HAVING A STRONG (NOT IMMORAL) MILITARY IS THE BEST WAY TO AVOID WAR
“Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.” Source “To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.” Source

THE MORAL SPLIT BETWEEN PARTIES MEANS WE ARE NO LONGER A CHRISTIAN NATION
“The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism.” Source

PRESERVING RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IS A TOP PRIORITY OF GOOD GOVERNMENT
“I beg you be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.” Source

FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS ANOTHER TOP PRIORITY
“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” Source

NO ELECTED OFFICIAL OR PUBLIC SERVICE SHOULD CUSS
“The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing … is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.” Source

HONESTY IS A VIRTUE WE SHOULD DEMAND AND EXPECT IN ELECTED OFFICIALS
“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” Source

A PUBLIC OFFICIAL MUST PROMOTE THE PUBLIC’S GOOD ABOVE HIS OWN INTERESTS
“I have no other view than to promote the public good, and am unambitious of honors not founded in the approbation of my Country.” Source

TRUE CHRISTIANITY DOES THE RIGHT THING IN GOVERNMENT
“I am persuaded, you will permit me to observe, that the path of true piety is so plain as to require but little political direction.” Source

A GODLESS PEOPLE CANNOT SHAPE OR MAINTAIN GOOD GOVERNMENT
“Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.” Source

More quotes of Founding Father George Washington, 1st U.S. President (1789–1797)

WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY TIMELINE:
> February 1732 – George Washington is born. The Julian “old style” calendar, which was used at the time, marks his birth date as February 11.
1752 – The Gregorian “new style” calendar is adopted, putting Washington’s birthday on February 22.
1789-1797 – Washington’s birthday is celebrated on both days while he is president.
> 1885 – February 22 is designated as a federal holiday to honor Washington’s birthday.
> 1968 – Congress passes the Monday Holidays Act. Existing federal holidays will now be observed on Mondays, to give government workers three day weekends. After much debate, Congress rejects combining Washington’s and Lincoln’s into one Monday called “Presidents’ Day.” The bill goes into effect in 1971. Source
> The bill went into effect in 1971 and deemed that “Washington’s Birthday” would be moved from February 22 to the third Monday in February. Source

“O most Glorious God, in Jesus Christ my merciful and loving father, I acknowledge and confess my guilt, in the weak and imperfect performance of the duties of this day. I have called on thee for pardon and forgiveness of sins, but so coldly and carelessly, that my prayers are become my sin and stand in need of pardon. I have heard thy holy word, but with such deadness of spirit that I have been an unprofitable and forgetful hearer, so that, O Lord, tho’ I have done thy work, yet it hath been so negligently that I may rather expect a curse than a blessing from thee. But, O God, who art rich in mercy and plenteous in redemption, mark not, I beseech thee, what I have done amiss; remember that i am but dust, and remit my transgressions, negligences & ignorances, and cover them all with the absolute obedience of thy dear Son, that those sacrifices which I have offered may be accepted by thee, in and for the sacrifice of Jesus Christ offered upon the cross for me; for his sake, ease me of the burden of my sins, and give me grace that by the call of the Gospel I may rise from the slumber of sin into the newness of life. Let me live according to those holy rules which thou hast this day prescribed in thy holy word; make me to know what is acceptable in thy holy word; make me to know what is acceptable in thy sight, and therein to delight, open the eyes of my understanding, and help me thoroughly to examine myself concerning my knowledge, faith and repentance, increase my faith, and direct me to the true object Jesus Christ the way, the truth and the life, bless O Lord, all the people of this land, from the highest to the lowest, particularly those whom thou has appointed to rule over us in church & state. continue thy goodness to me this night. These weak petitions I humbly implore thee to hear accept and ans. for the sake of thy Dear Son Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.”
George Washington’s personal prayer journal, William Johnstone, George Washington, the Christian (1919)

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 Amendmentwhich prohibits 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