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Piercing the darkness in California

Saturday, May 18, 2024, 9:51 am | Randy Thomasson

With evil forces hard at work, you hear a lot of bad news. But here 3 victories, right here in California!

The City of Downey, in southeast L.A. County, encircled by the 5, 710, and 105 freeways, has joined Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, and the County of Orange in banning any flag on government property except the U.S., state, city (or county) and POW/MIA flags.

This is the fruit of the labors of those who helped elect pro-family city councilmembers. It took 3 of 5 votes to win on May 14, but fortunately, there was a conservative majority!

The mayor, Mario Trujillo (sitting in the center of the council’s semi-circle), is himself an “LGBTQIA+” activist, who was seething with anger because he wants to promote the unnatural, unhealthy, unbiblical, tyrannical homosexual-bisexual-transsexual agenda.

Kudos to the Downey chapter of Mass Resistance, which has worked for a couple years now for a conservative-majority council to approve this patriotic, pro-family flag policy. If you have and know a conservative city councilmember, ask him or her to introduce the same flag policy as Downey and Huntington Beach have bravely and lovingly done.

Watch the May 14 Downey City Council Meeting (relevant video is 5:37:17 to 5:56:40)
What can we learn from Jessica Tapia’s winning settlement?

1. Religious freedom and free speech in the First Amendment, plus California’s “employee protection” laws, can be potent allies of moral-values teachers in the government schools. Suing in federal court is the right venue and also a legal strategy to protect more teachers.

2. Other religious teachers opposed to the “LGBTQIA+” agenda in schools can also sue, with the help of able, First Amendment attorneys. If you’re a religious teacher in California “public schools” who doesn’t want to lie about what sex a biological boy or biological girl is, contact the same attorneys who represented and won for Jessica Tapia: Advocates for Faith & Freedom at 951-304-7583 or see their new page, Teachers Don’t Lie.

3. A federal lawsuit going all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court is needed. The current high court seems to have either 5 or 6 judges that support religious accommodation, based on our written Constitution and the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Which teacher and legal organization will love others nationwide to pursue this? The Becket Fund for Religious Freedom is representing religious parents of children in K-12 government schools. And while losing in federal appeals court May 15, they’ve won the right of appeal to SCOTUS.
Watch this TV news report about this parental rights victory in San Diego County.

Watch the Lakeside school board parental-rights discussion, debate, and vote, starting at 25:00 and culminating with the unanimous vote at 2:28:07

The Lakeside Union School District Parents’ Bill of Rights includes:
* Public listing and disclosure of all curricula
* Parent advisory committees to review and make recommendations regarding parental notification, student privacy matters, and selection and implementation of curriculum and supplemental instructional materials
* Detailing of age-appropriateness of library books, ensuring parents’ ability to restrict their child’s access to objectionable books
* Parents’ ability to “opt-out” of what they deem to be inappropriate topics including sex education
* Notification of official or unofficial district actions related to bullying, suicidal intent, sexual transitioning, and academic achievement
* Parental notification of state-mandated or district-initiated modifications to restroom and locker room facilities that impact children’s privacy
* Parental written approval for administering all medications or medical treatments from cold medicines to insulin

Every pro-family school board in California should pass a similar resolution. So if a school board in your community has a professing pro-family majority, please lobby your local school board members to pass the same Parents’ Bill of Rights as Lakeside has.

However, loving parents and grandparents should realize that, despite this pro-family resolution, impressionable boys and girls enrolled in the government-controlled K-12 system in Lakeside and throughout California will still be barraged with:

* A raft of statewide school sexual indoctrination laws
* Racist indoctrination under the guise of “ethnic studies”
* Anti-people indoctrination under “climate education”
* Other curricula that are pro-abortion, pro-fornication, and anti-America
* A myriad of policies and practices disparaging parents, family, real history, and Christianity

See California’s 13 sexual indoctrination laws + 10 more reasons to be concerned

SaveCalifornia.com urges loving dads and moms to permanently rescue your children from government indoctrination centers and take back your parental rights for good.

From teaming up with other parents to micro-school by hiring a teacher of your choice, to homeschooling with superior curriculum that does most of the teaching, parents are in charge! And with homeschool groups in most communities, healthy socialization abounds!

Discover the educational and moral excellence of exiting “public schools” for the safety and goodness of homeschooling, micro-schooling, or church-schooling today at our special site, RescueYourChild.com.

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.
The Bible, Titus 2:11-14

Will the People be ‘allowed’ to decide on tax hikes and fees?

Saturday, May 11, 2024, 11:27 am | Randy Thomasson

As the above graphic shows, the current 7 judges (in pale pink fields) of the California Supreme Court, with the exception of one, were nominated by Democrat Party governors.

And since the Democrat Party wants to make the government bigger and the People poorer, when Newsom & Co. recently asked the State Supreme Court to remove from the ballot a rock-solid taxpayer protection initiative that’s already qualified, the state’s high court was “obliged” to hear it — because as recently as 2018, the Democrat-dominated Supreme Court has removed initiatives so the People couldn’t vote on them.

The well-written “Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act” would prohibit the Legislature from increasing a tax or fee or “a levy, charge, or exaction of any kind” without a two-thirds vote of the Legislature. And then the People of California would have to approve it with a majority vote! Same thing for local government tax and fee hikes and ” a levy, charge, or exaction of any kind.” See why the Democrat Party politicians and their establishment county and city tyrants hate this?

In the San Francisco state high court’s building on Wednesday, May 8, our side’s super-duper attorney, Tom Hiltachk, the official proponent of the initiative, told the judges:

  • The opposing attorneys’ claims are “based not on evidence submitted to this court but on the opinions of people in the government who do not want change.”
  • “What we have evolved into is it is an administrative state that has far too much power among non-elected bureaucrats, who no one knows their name, setting fees not for a fishing license fee, that’s not what this is about, but raising billions of dollars out of the economy without any legislative oversight.”
  • Hiltachk warned the judges that removing the initiative from the ballot would be “making a political judgment it should not make…instead that judgment should be entrusted to voters.” And he reminded the judges that California’s legal history is replete with ballot initiatives on taxes. “The people have the last word…this tug-of-war over taxation has been going on for over 100 years.”

After the hearing, Rob Lapsley of the California Business Roundtable talked to the media and succinctly explained why Newsom & Co., the League of California Cities, and big unions oppose this good initiative, saying, “The whole issue here is that they are scared to death of the people of California being empowered to vote on state and local taxes.”

Stop and realize the People of California could vote to reduce the full-time Legislature back to a part-time legislature, and this would not be an unconstitutional “revision” of state government. Similarly, the People could limit the size of the state budget, and this wouldn’t be an unconstitutional “revision” either.

Likewise, requiring the People’s approval for taxes and fees and other government money-grabs reflects the fact that, as the California State Constitution declares in Article II, Section 1“All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for their protection, security, and benefit, and they have the right to alter or reform it when the public good may require.” This means altering or reforming the system to give more power to the People to decide money-grabs is an absolute right.

The “Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act” will go on the November ballot in late June if no more than three of the six Democrat Party judges vote to remove it. Since Gavin Newsom has three judges, they might vote against the People’s rights. It could be that close.

That the power to tax involves the power to destroy;
that the power to destroy may defeat and render useless the power to create.
John Marshall, U.S. founding father and chief justice from 1801 to 1835, in McCulloch v. Maryland (1819)

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

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