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Voter revolt: 3 big propositions on your November ballot

Friday, July 13, 2018, 7:34 am | Randy Thomasson

I was hoping for 5 big, good propositions on California’s November 2018 ballot, but I’ll take 3.

Sadly, not making the deadline to qualify is a very good initiative to crack down on crime, especially by restricting which convicted criminals are eligible for “early release.” However, the “Reducing Crime and Keeping California Safe Act” has qualified extra early for the November 2020 ballot. So please plan to vote yes in two years.

Also not on the ballot (despite qualifying for it) is a much-needed initiative to protect family finances by greatly strengthening the two-thirds’ vote requirement for taxes to be raised. This fantastic proposition would have also defined new fees as new taxes, stopping this deceptive theft by big-government “pimps and prostitutes.”

So why isn’t this good initiative on this year’s ballot? It was withdrawn before final certification. One of the backers told me their coalition just didn’t want it on this year’s ballot (and I don’t know why). Nonetheless, please join me in hoping that fiscally conservative interests will bring it back in 2020.

So what’s worth voting for on the November 2018 ballot? Here are the 3 big, good propositions that have officially qualified, which California families should like:

PROPOSITION 5: Keep pro-family people in California by allowing homeowners 55 and older to buy a different primary residence anywhere in the state without triggering higher property taxes. You can stop the tax code from both penalizing home sellers and discouraging the number of available houses.

PROPOSITION 6: Get ready to save your family or business money by repealing the unnecessary and corrupt gas tax hike and DMV fee hikes of the Democrats and Jerry Brown. With unreasonably high gas prices, you can roll back the liberal politicians’ 2017 money grab that have made California’s gas prices the highest in the contiguous 48 states.

PROPOSITION 9: Finally, you can firmly tell the Democrat power structure that you are dissatisfied with how they’ve ruined many things in California. You can cast a powerful symbolic vote (non-effective unless Congress approves it — which it highly unlikely) to rebuke the existing “rulers” of California state government. The specific reform demand is for California to be divided into 3 new states that have the power to make their own rules and ignore all the bad laws of the Democrat-controlled California State Legislature from the last several decades. Most people don’t understand this initiative yet, or recognize how everything bad in California can be placed at the feet of the ruling Democrat politicians, who’ve controlled the State Legislature more than 50 years. But if you want to send an unmistakable message that the current California government is unacceptable, please vote yes on Prop. 9 to fire another shot that’ll be “heard around the world.”

I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing,
and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.
Thomas Jefferson, 3rd U.S. President

5 good, big propositions on California’s November ballot

Friday, June 15, 2018, 7:40 am | Randy Thomasson


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If you’re like me, you feel frustrated, angry, and perhaps even sometimes depressed about the torrent of unconstitutional, anti-family, and freedom-robbing bills of the Democrat politicians who control the California State Legislature.

That’s why I’m looking forward to this November. Do you know you can elect a governor who’ll veto all the bad bills? And did you know you can volunteer locally to “replace faces” in Sacramento and Washington, DC?

Most of all, do you realize that you can actually supersede and substitute for the California State Legislature? You see, with the People’s power of the Initiative, when you help pass good ballot propositions, you, as part of the People, ARE the Legislature!

Join me in anticipating these good initiatives on California’s November ballot:

1. Repeal the unnecessary and corrupt gas tax hike and DMV fee hikes of the Democrats and Jerry Brown. This state constitutional amendment is expected to qualify soon for the November 6 ballot.

2. Allow homeowners 55 and older to buy a different primary residence without triggering higher property taxes. This has already qualified for the ballot.

3. Provide the strongest two-thirds-vote protection ever in California against higher taxes and fees by both state and local governments. This taxpayer protection initiative is expected to qualify soon.

4. Roll back much of the Democrat politicians’ agenda of “early release” of violent offenders by limiting parole and expanding the list of disqualifying offenses, and allowing more thefts to be charged as felonies. This get-tough-on-crime initiative is expected to qualify.

5. A powerful symbolic vote (non-effective unless Congress approves) to rebuke the existing “rulers” of California state government — by dividing California into 3 new states that have the power to make their own laws and ignore all the bad laws of the Democrat-controlled California State Legislature from the last several decades. The “3 Californias” proposition has already qualified for the November ballot.

In light of these ballot measures alone, pro-family citizens in their neighborhoods, and pastors in their congregations, have some great reasons to register people to vote!

“I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing,
and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.”
U.S. Founding Father Thomas Jefferson in 1787

Will the gas tax repeal on November’s ballot help conservatives to win?

Thursday, June 7, 2018, 12:53 pm | Randy Thomasson

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With low voter turnout among young people and Democrats in general, there were enough conservatives who voted in California’s primary election, enabling Republican candidates to get into the “Top 2” in most of the statewide offices.

A REPUBLICAN WILL FACE A DEMOCRAT IN THESE RUNOFF RACES FOR STATEWIDE CALIFORNIA OFFICES, GIVING VOTERS A MUCH MORE CLEAR CHOICE (AND HOPE FOR REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES WHO WRAP THEMSELVES AROUND THE POPULAR GAS TAX REPEAL ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT):

Governor: Republican John Cox vs. Democrat Gavin Newsom

Secretary of State: Republican Mark Meuser vs. Democrat incumbent Alex Padilla

Controller: Republican Konstantinos Roditis vs. Democrat incumbent Betty Yee

Treasurer: Republican Greg Conlon vs. Democrat Fiona Ma

Attorney General: Republican Steven Bailey vs. Democrat incumbent Xavier Becerra

A MORE REFORMIST DEMOCRAT AND A CONSERVATIVE INDEPENDENT VS. ESTABLISHMENT DEMOCRATS IN NOVEMBER:

Insurance Commissioner: Independent (and former Republican) Steve Poizner vs. Democrat Ricardo Lara

Superintendent of Public Instruction: (Reform-minded) Democrat Marshall Tuck vs. (union-backed) Democrat Tony Thurmond

IT APPEARS THAT FED-UP CALIFORNIANS ARE MORE IN FAVOR OF RECALLS:

Both a tax-hiking freshman Democrat state senator (Josh Newman of Fullerton) was decisively removed from office, as was Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, who had been accused of giving a lenient sentence to a rapist. Persky is the first sitting judge recalled in more than 80 years in California.

RESULTS OF THE 2 UP-FOR-GRABS CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS:

Two Republican congressmen — Ed Royce and Darrell Issa — had announced their retirements, and Democrat strategists went into a frenzy to try to take their seats. Meanwhile, liberal Republicans and conservative Republicans squared off. Here are the results:

In north Orange County, to replace Congressman Royce, pro-“LGBT” Republican Young Kim took first place and liberal Democrat Gil Cisneros took second place.

In north San Diego County, to replace Congressman Issa, pro-family conservative Diane Harkey took first place, while two liberal Democrats, Mike Levin and Sara Jacobs, are still “counting votes” to see who gets second place.

AND SAVED THIS ONE FOR LAST:

One of the most consistent morally conservative speakers and fighters in the State Assembly in recent years was Tim Donnelly. After running for governor four years ago (he was beaten by the establishment), Donnelly went into talk radio. Two years ago, he ran against establishment Republican Paul Cook of the High Desert area of California. Falling short then, but trying again this year, Donnelly appears to have earned a Republican vs. Republican runoff in November. If Donnelly’s lead over a Democrat candidate holds, this will be one of the most watched congressional races this fall.

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