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ALERT: Tell this Democrat senator to drop his anti-America bill

Saturday, May 4, 2024, 7:07 pm | Randy Thomasson

May 22, 2024 UPDATE: This anti-America, anti-democratic-process bill on May 21 passed the California State Senate — Democrats for, Republicans against. Please continue calling afterhours to SB 1174 author Dave Min.

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How can we have a republic if the written law — including election law — is not enforced? And how can we have a democracy if the vote of the People is compromised by fraud?

Please act now against a bad bill PROMOTING election fraud by a Democrat Party state senator who’s running for the “toss-up” 47th U.S. House seat in Orange County.

Urge Dave Min to DROP his bad bill (which is now on the floor of the Democrat-controlled California State Senate). See your 1 action step below!
SB 1174 by Democrat Party State Senator Dave Min of Orange County is on the Senate floor after its May 1 passage in its final Senate committee. If it passes the full Senate as soon as this coming week, this anti-America bill will be sent to the State Assembly.

Min introduced his bill because he hates that the Republican-run city of Huntington Beach (which he’s running to represent) wants to require ID before voting (this passed in March).

You see, there’s a constitutional revolution brewing in California, and Min wants to squash it before more conservative cities also require registered voters to prove they are who they say they are. But isn’t true identity the whole point of registering to vote in the first place? You register by claiming you’re a citizen living in a particular locale, then (before mail-in voting took over) on Election Day, you prove your identity before voting.
In contrast, Min’s SB 1174 would prohibit cities from requiring registered voters to present identification before voting. Of course, that flies in the face of a rock-solid fact that banks, airlines, and membership stores know — requiring proof of identification prevents fraud (in this case, election fraud by vote-stealing individuals and corrupt “vote counters”).

Min’s SB 1174 would add to the California Elections Code: A local government shall not enact or enforce any charter provision, ordinance, or regulation requiring a person to present identification for the purpose of voting or submitting a ballot at any polling place, vote center, or other location where ballots are cast or submitted, unless required by state or federal law. For the purpose of this section, “local government” means any charter or general law city, charter or general law county, or any city and county.

Yet without voter identification — especially photo ID — the American standard of “one person, one vote” is shattered. And since California state law DOES NOT require voter ID (thank the ruling Democrats), it’s up to cities and counties that care about accuracy and honesty to require voter ID locally. But they can’t do that under SB 1174, a domestic-enemy bill that is both anti-democracy and anti-America.
ACT NOW: Urge Dave Min to DROP SB 1174
Please share this important and urgent alert with friends who live in Orange County and especially in California’s 47th congressional district (Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Newport Beach, and Laguna Beach in Orange County).

This is where Democrat Dave Min is running for Congress. And he’s likely to become afraid if he receives hundreds of calls opposing his SB 1174.
Do you see why this alert is so important? Stop Min’s SB 1174, so more “charter cities” and even “charter counties” will require voter ID to combat election fraud.

Call TODAY to Dave Min’s Irvine office at 949-223-5472. If that line is busy, or the voicemail is full, try calling Min’s State Capitol office at 916-651-4037.

Leave your live message with a staffer, or your recorded message, saying something like: “I live in Orange County and am appalled that Dave Min is trying to ban voter identification. His bill, SB 1174, attacks our country’s ‘one person, one vote’ standard. Drop your un-American bill. Stop attacking democracy. Drop SB 1174!”

You can call during regular business hours (9am to 5pm) to leave a live message with a staffer, who will also ask your name and your voter registration address. Or you can call weekends or after hours on weekdays (6pm to 9am) to leave your voicemail message.

If you don’t live in Orange County, you can still call anonymously and after hours and weekends without revealing your name or where you live.

Conducted by the Honest Elections Project (HEP) from July 13-16, the survey reveals widespread support among the American electorate for common-sense election integrity policies. According to the poll, 88 percent of Americans support laws mandating voters show a form of ID in order to cast their ballot, including the vast majority of black (82 percent) and Hispanic voters (83 percent). Only 9 percent of those polled opposed ID requirements. The survey’s findings paint a vastly different picture than the one crafted by legacy media and Democrat politicians, who for years have maliciously smeared voter ID laws as Republican-sponsored tools designed to “suppress” the votes of racial minorities.
“Poll shows majority of Americans support voter ID,” The Federalist, July 31, 2023

Celebrate the shelving of the assisted suicide expansion bill, SB 1196

Thursday, April 18, 2024, 11:42 am | Randy Thomasson

A great moral victory! SB 1196 giving killer drugs to MENTALLY or PHYSICALLY DISABLED — or to anybody with one of any of the thousands of INCURABLE diseases who rejects treatment and wants to die — has been shelved by its author, Democrat Party State Senator Catherine Blakespear of San Diego and Orange counties.

“Politico” broke the story April 17:
“At this point, there is a reluctance from many around me to take up this discussion, and the future is unclear,” Blakespear said in a statement. “The topic, however, remains of great interest to me and to those who have supported this bill thus far.” Her bill would have expanded the state’s current End Of Life Options Act to allow patients without a specific prognosis to request life-ending drugs if they are suffering from a “grievous and irremediable medical condition.” Current law in California and all other states says patients can only request these drugs when they have six months left to live.

Washington Post, 2016“We generally say: Several thousand diseases affect humans of which only about 500 have any U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment,” said Cindy McConnell, a spokeswoman at NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).

SaveCalifornia.com, 2024: Under SB 1196, if you’re 18, and have an “incurable” illness or disease of any kind (including an incurable sexually-transmitted infection) that limits your “capability” to any extent, and you say you’re “suffering,” and feel that life is “intolerable,” and claim that continued treatment is not “acceptable” to you, and declare you’re not “willing to attempt” other treatments, you get to either swallow a lethal dose of drugs or be injected with the lethal drugs with the “assistance” of “a health care provider placing an intravenous catheter…into the qualified individual’s vein.”

THANK YOU to everyone who did anything to oppose this devilish, inhuman bill!

How was this very dangerous “expansion” of “assisted suicide” defeated? The main reason is the pro-assisted suicide organization, “Compassion & Choices,” opposed getting rid of their (the State of California’s since 2016) “terminal” prognosis of having “less than six months to live” standard — and they let the Democrat committee members know it.

However, unlike this pro-euthanasia group, SaveCalifornia.com rallied phone calls in opposition to SB 1196 because we know:

  • Euthanasia, “the administration of a lethal agent…to a patient,” is murder
  • It is inhuman to “permit” elderly or disabled people to dehydrate to death
  • The Word of God consistently commands the protection of innocent human life
  • Choice is an illusion in assisted suicide and euthanasia bills and laws

For these reasons and more, SaveCalifornia.com urges all people of moral conscience to steadfastly protect innocent human life from conception to natural death.

Because God created human beings in his image, every human life from conception to death bears the image of God and has inestimable worth (Genesis 1:27). Therefore, Christians must be committed to a consistent ethic of life that safeguards the essential nature of human life at all stages, with a special concern to protect the lives of the most vulnerable. The unborn, the very young, the aged, those living in poverty, the chronically or terminally ill, those with disabilities and those with genetic diseases deserve our particular care and protection. Our public policy agenda should reflect these broad commitments.
“Safeguarding the Nature and Sanctity of Human Life,” National Association of Evangelicals

ALERT: Oppose ‘assisted suicide’ for mentally or physically disabled (including diabetes, asthma, or being 18 with an ‘incurable’ STD)

Monday, April 8, 2024, 8:34 am | Randy Thomasson

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There are nearly 100 known “diseases” worldwide that the medical establishment has deemed “incurable.”

These include diseases, infections, or illnesses that older teenagers and young adults can have, including obesity, asthma, herpes simplex, irritable bowel syndrome, joint pain, and psoriasis, and congenital anomalies, such as cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, scoliosis, type 1 diabetes, and hearing loss.

What’s more, there are several thousand “incurable” diseases worldwide. As the liberal-establishment Washington Post reported in 2016: “We generally say: Several thousand diseases affect humans of which only about 500 have any U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment,” said Cindy McConnell, a spokeswoman at NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).

But did you know that if the Democrat Party legislators’ new “assisted suicide” bill passes, patients with any of these “incurable” maladies are permitted to obtain a lethal dose of drugs for committing “assisted suicide”?

SB 1196 would spawn a broad, new death culture, where physically or mentally disabled Californians would be offered “assistance” to die. How horrible to offer “assisted suicide” to a depressed person!

And for those who want to focus on dementia patients, can you imagine the shaky “consent” they would be coerced to give? Realize “self-administration” of a lethal dose isn’t necessarily true when, under SB 1196, a witness is not required, nor are authorities permitted to charge any “assistant” — not even legal heirs who “assist” with the ingestion of the lethal dose — with murder. How certain is “choice” when the final choice to ingest lethal drugs is legally hidden?

Under SB 1196, feelings, not fact, will be the standard. Because being depressed and thinking life is “intolerable” and not “acceptable” would permit Californians with any incurable disability or illness to be offered suicide rather than counseling. And ironically, this is happening when effective pain compliance is readily available.

SB 1196 permits the “assisted suicide” of teenagers, since at age 18, you can qualify. It says so right at the top of the bill:

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1. Section 443.1 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

443.1. As used in this part, the following definitions shall apply:

(a) “Adult” means an individual 18 years of age or older.

Therefore, under SB 1196, if you’re 18, and have an “incurable” illness or disease of any kind (including an incurable* and possibly fatal sexually-transmitted infection**) that limits your “capability” to any extent, and you say you’re “suffering,” and feel that life is “intolerable,” and claim that continued treatment is not “acceptable” to you, and declare you’re not “willing to attempt” other treatments, you get to either swallow a lethal dose of drugs or be injected with the lethal drugs with the “assistance” of “a health care provider placing an intravenous catheter…into the qualified individual’s vein.”

*Incurable, viral sexually transmitted infections (STIs) include Hepatitis B, herpes, HIV, HPV

**Research has found several STIs that can cause death in women ages 15-44: syphilis, HPV, HIV, hepatitis, genital herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia

See the loose, subjective, overly-broad words and phrases in SB 1196, as decribed by the Democrat-controlled Legislative Counsel’s office:

This bill would replace the term “terminal disease” for purposes of the act with “grievous and irremediable medical condition,” defined as a medical condition that (1) is a serious and incurable illness or disease, (2) has placed the individual in a state of irreversible decline in capability and the individual’s suffering is palpable without prospect of improvement, (3) is causing the individual to endure physical suffering due to the illness, disease, or state of decline that is intolerable to the individual and cannot be relieved in a manner the individual deems acceptable, and there is no proven treatment for the individual’s situation that the individual has not attempted or is willing to attempt due to the nature or side effects of the treatment, and (4) after taking into account all of the individual’s medical circumstances, it is reasonably foreseeable that the condition will become the individual’s natural cause of death, as specified. The bill would, for purposes of the act, include a diagnosis of dementia as a grievous and irremediable medical condition, if the individual meets specified capacity requirements. The bill would specify that a sole diagnosis of a mental disorder is not a grievous and irremediable medical condition. The bill would also expand the definition of “mental health specialist” to include neurologists. The bill would additionally authorize the self-administration of an aid-in-dying drug through intravenous injection.

PLEASE ACT NOW

Don’t let California replace fact with feelings about whether a lethal dose of drugs can be given to depressed teenagers and adults.

There is a chance to defeat SB 1196, since the leading assisted-suicide group, “Compassion & Choices” opposes it, and so do some disabled rights groups. The loose and very broad language and definitions have made SB 1196 a very poorly-written bill.

STEP 1: Please call and email your own state senator to say, “Oppose SB 1196 as amended April 4. This radical bill would permit a depressed 18-year-old with an incurable STD or other incurable disability to obtain a lethal dose of drugs. Protect depressed or disabled Californians from deadly coercion. Oppose SB 1196.”

STEP 2: Please also leave easy voicemail messages for the 11-member State Senate Health Committee before its April 22 hearing on SB 1196. Call Monday through Friday from 7pm to 8am and all weekend. Unless you live in a senator’s district, when you leave your afterhours voicemail message (the same suggested message as above), do not provide your name or location (if you do, they’ll trash your message).

9 DEMOCRATS

  • Richard Roth (Chair) 916-651-4031 Capitol | 951-680-6750 district
  • Steve Glazer 916-651-4007 Capitol | 925-258-1176 district
  • Lena Gonzalez 916-651-4033 Capitol | 562-256-7921 district
  • Melissa Hurtado 916-651-4016 Capitol | 559-924-1201 district
  • Monique Limón 916-651-4019 Capitol | 805-965-0862 district
  • Caroline Menjivar 916-651-4020 Capitol | 818-901-5588 district
  • Susan Rubio 916-651-4022 Capitol | 626-430-2499 district
  • Lola Smallwood-Cuevas 916-651-4028 Capitol | 213-745-6656 district
  • Scott Wiener 916-651-4011 Capitol | 415 557-1300 district

2 REPUBLICANS: URGE THEM TO SPEAK UP IN COMMITTE TO EXPOSE SB 1196

  • Janet Nguyen (Vice Chair) 916-651-4036 Capitol | 714-374-4000 district
  • Shannon Grove 916-651-4012 Capitol | 661-323-0443 district

“You shall not murder.”
The Bible, Exodus 20:13