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My simple tips for voting pro-family in California

Saturday, May 28, 2016, 7:44 pm | Randy Thomasson

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June 5, 2016 Update: “Do these California Republicans deserve to win or lose?”

June 2, 2016 Update: “Pro-family Californians, vote wisely for U.S. Senate”

There are two types of voters. The first type thinks, “I wish someone would just tell me how to vote.” The second type is more responsible and careful, and thinks, “I need to do my homework to know how to vote right.”

Before the internet went mainstream, these responsible, pro-family voters benefited from “pro-family” and “pro-life” voter guides that grew out of the 1980s with Jerry Falwell’s Moral Majority and Pat Robertson’s Christian Coalition.

Even when the internet became part of people’s lives, pro-family voters continued to depend on professing “pro-family” voter guides because they didn’t want to do online research themselves.

Well, this lazy attitude must cease. Responsible, pro-life, pro-family voting must begin anew based on unwavering moral principle. We are all responsible before God to vote right. And we have more tools than ever to know if there are true, dependable, pro-family candidates to support. Surely you can surf the web for 10 minutes, right?

My challenge is real, because you cannot depend upon pro-family voter guides like you used to.

Why? Well, first of all, there are fewer of these voter guides available. For example, the largest paper-distributed “pro-family” voter guide in California used to be from Traditional Values Coalition. But TVC is not producing a voter guide this primary election.

But second, and more important, you cannot depend upon pro-family voter guides like you use to because the recommended candidates in them are not necessarily pro-family and probably not willing to fight for moral values. Who will boldly speak and fight for you? You really won’t know from these guides.

For example, there are several “pro-family” voter guides actually recommending Republican candidates who voted last year to “celebrate” the unnatural, unhealthy, unbiblical, tyrannical homosexual-bisexual-transsexual agenda. See the 15 Republicans who did this. Then see the 51 Democrats and 4 Republicans who this year voted to tear down “men,” “women,” “boys,” and “girls” signs at single-stall restrooms statewide.

wwwsearch_LargeSo you must do your own research. Let me show you how simple it is.

With every contest and every candidate you’re considering, simply Google a candidate’s name along with one search term at a time, such as: abortion, gay, LGBT, gun, taxes, parents, family, religious freedom, etc. Then visit candidate’s websites for their specific positions on family and moral issues. And consider emailing the candidate to ask specific questions.

For Proposition 50, visit SaveCalifornia.com’s Election Center for our expert analysis which led us to recommend YES on Prop. 50.

For local taxes, fees, and assessments, remember this principle: Always vote no. SaveCalifornia.com knows that big government often robs people of personal responsibility and saddles working families, property owners, and small business owners with greater financial burdens. It’s all because big government refuses to investigate and slash its own waste. Because of the influence of government unions and bureaucracy, independent, tough audits are simply not seen. Therefore, we encourage you to vote NO on ANY AND ALL tax increases, bonds (which is borrowing money, and always more expensive than a direct tax because you must also pay back interest), fees, and assessments. It’s pro-family to keep more of your hard-earned money, so it’s pro-family to oppose wasteful government taking away more money from your family. They like to take it incrementally, so you must consistently oppose even the smallest tax/bond/fee/assessment increases in order to inhibit the government from taking more and more and more from your family.

Back to candidates. Let me give you an example of how to research if you live in Modesto, Manteca, Tracy, Stockton, Lodi, or Galt in the sprawling Central Valley.

a2011_SD05This is the #1 State Senate contest in California. Because in November, the district could be “held” by the incumbent Democrat or “picked up” by a Republican challenger.

Now, if you’re a pro-family voter, you’re against abortion and the homosexual-bisexual-transsexual agenda. You’re also against higher taxes and fees and against an onslaught of liberal agendas.

The first thing to do it get out your ballot. For Senate District 5, you see 3 candidates: Samuel Anderson (Republican), Cathleen Galgiani (Democrat), and Alan Nakanishi (Republican).

Now if you’re aware, you’ll already know there is NO LONGER any Democrat representing Californians in the State Legislature or Congress who is pro-life on abortion.

And if you’ve been tracking votes like I have over the years, you’ll know that nearly every Democrat in the California State Legislature or Congress is in favor of the “LGBT” (homosexual-bisexual-transsexual) agenda.

So if you’re a pro-life and pro-family voter, you’ll look just at the Republicans.

In the 5th Senate District, who has a campaign website? Nakanishi doesn’t, but Anderson does. Strangely, Galgiani doesn’t either.

Clicking around, I find a page where Samuel Anderson recognizes that life begins at conception and that the natural family is a married father, mother, and their children. And I find another page where Anderson opposes higher taxes, fees, and assessments.

As for the other Republican in this State State race, Alan Nakanishi, it’s harder to research without him having a campaign website. But if I go to Google and type in “Alan Nakanishi senate abortion,” I see he’s pro-life. And then I type “Alan Nakanishi LGBT,” and I see a link showing him with a 10 out of 100 rating by the homosexual-activist group Equality California.

Still want to research the Democrat in the race, Democrat Cathleen Galgiani, the incumbent state senator? Google her name and abortion, then LGBT, and you’ll quickly see that she’s not only for abortion on demand, but is strongly for the “LGBT” agenda, and is a homosexual herself.

As for Nakanishi on taxes, there was detailed and documented information on Anderson’s home page showing Nakanishi may be personally open to, and willing to indirectly facilitate, higher taxes and fees.

So, using this example of one legislative race, you can research the district races and candidates on your ballot to measure whether they have minimal pro-family public policy values. If there’s hardly anything on the web about a particular candidate, search online for the candidate’s phone number and call up with specific questions about what they will vote to support or vote to oppose. Be creative and think outside the box!

Lastly, a word about California’s United States Senate race and the Republican presidential primary.

Because it’s a “jungle primary” in the U.S. Senate race, only the top two candidates on June 7 will advance to the general election in November. Because there are two well-known Democrats in the race — Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez — for a Republican candidate to beat one of them, pro-family voters will need to rally behind a principled, pro-family candidate who is the best known and the strongest. Otherwise, Republican votes will be irreparably split, and conservatives’ hopes to replace uberliberal Barbara Boxer will be dashed.

As for the Republican presidential primary in California, despite Donald Trump having the Republican nomination locked up with 1,237 delegates, there are still 5 Republican presidential candidates on the ballot — so you can vote your conscience. See our SaveAmerica.com Presidential Report Card on the Natural Family comparing Trump, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich.

charlesfinney [T]he time has come that Christians must vote for honest men and take consistent ground in politics or the Lord will curse them. . . . Christians have been exceedingly guilty in this matter. But the time has come when they must act differently. . . . Christians seem to act as if they thought God did not see what they do in politics. But I tell you He does see it – and He will bless or curse this nation according to the course they [Christians] take [in politics].
The great American evangelist Charles Finney (1792-1875)

Children’s souls dissed by California Senate

Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 2:35 pm | Randy Thomasson


It’s not only sad — it’s frightening and angering that the California State Senate has said giving a little more religious Released Time Education away from the iron-fisted grip of the public schools upon children’s minds, hearts, bodies, and souls… is a BADDDDDD thing.

The vote Monday in the 40-member California State Senate was 15 yes, 18 no on SB 1457 (21 votes are needed to pass), which would allow school boards to expand the hours of Released Time Education and give some school credit hours to attending students.

One of the most evil things that happened during the debate was that pro-perversity Democrats labeled religious education as bad:

Senate Bill 1457, which was opposed by the state’s powerful teachers unions, faced strong objections from Democrats who argued that it would undermine the secular foundation of public education and violate the Constitution’s “establishment clause” separating church and state. Several members noted that the state would have no influence over the content of the religious instruction, raising the possibility that students might receive credit for anti-gay or white supremacist teachings. Sacramento Bee story

Another evil thing was the massively wealthy California teachers union lobbied hard against the bill, even pulling a co-author, Democrat Jim Beall, into the abstain column. Can you say pimps and prostitutes? If the 7 senators that purposefully abstained voted yes, the bill would have passed!

What’s your reaction when the majority of state senators are against children learning to love their neighbor as themselves and learning stealing is wrong and that God is watching them? With this, you know that the majority of these legislators are evil, corrupt, anti-children, anti-God, and need to be replaced.

Fortunately, this is an election year, and half of these state senate districts are up for grabs (so are all 80 state assembly districts and all 53 California congressional districts).

So please, response to this attack upon the most sublime, basic, traditional religious freedom bill imaginable for children:

1. REPORT: Let other people know who voted for or against moral standards for children. See the 15-18 Senate floor vote and Democrat floor analysis

2. CALL SACRAMENTO: Since SB 1457 was approved for “reconsideration” — meaning the bill could return for a second vote within a week — please call the 7 swing votes to urge them:”Vote yes on SB 1457. Children need to be taught do not steal and treat others as you ought to be treated. This bill is optional for school districts. Please do what’s right and vote yes.”

Benjamin Allen — Democrat
Call especially if you live in the Hollywood/Beverly Hills/Santa Monica/Redondo Beach/Palos Verdes area of Los Angeles County) map
(916) 651-4026 Capitol / (310) 318-6994 district

Jim Beall (pronounced “Bell”) — Democrat
Call especially if you live in Santa Clara County map
(916) 651-4015 Capitol / (408) 558-1295 district

Robert Hertzberg — Democrat
Call especially if you live in or near the sprawling San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles map
(916) 651-4018 Capitol / (818) 901-5588 district

Ben Hueso — Democrat
Call especially if you live in the Palm Springs area, the south Riverside County area, Imperial County, and the southern part of San Diego County map
(916) 651-4040 Capitol / (619) 409-7690 district / (760) 335-3442 district

Connie Leyva — Democrat
Call especially if you live in or near Pomona, Bloomington, Chino, Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Montclair, Muscoy, Ontario, Rialto, San Bernardino map
(916) 651-4020 Capitol / (909) 591-7016 district / (909) 888-5360 district

Richard Pan — Democrat
Call especially if you live in Sacramento, West Sacramento, Arden-Arcade, Elk Grove, Florin, Fruitridge Pocket, La Riviera, Lemon Hill, McClellan Park, North Highlands, Parkway, Rosemont, Vineyard map
(916) 651-4006 Capitol / (916) 262-2904 district / (916) 651-1529 district

Sharon Runner (may have been absent) — Republican
Call especially if you live in Lancaster, Palmdale, Santa Clarita, Adelanto, Victorville, Apple Valley, Hesperia, Castaic Lake, Pyramid Lake map
(916) 651-4021 Capitol / (661) 729-6232 district / (760) 843-8414 district / (661) 286-1471 district

3. HELP ELECT PRO-FAMILY LEGISLATORS: Because you have an opportunity to replace frustration with satisfaction, evil with good, inaction with love, and despair with hope, please visit and share the SaveCalifornia.com Election Center so that you can make your own voter guide to share with your friends via email, Facebook, and Twitter. Be creative and aggressive to multiply good votes — this week!

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Isaiah 5:20

But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble,
it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck,
and he were thrown into the sea.

Jesus Christ in Mark 9:42

51 Democrats + 4 Republicans attack ‘men,’ ‘women,’ ‘boys’ and ‘girls’

Monday, May 9, 2016, 6:26 pm | Randy Thomasson


(This post was updated on May 12 when the final vote changes had been tallied and reported on the Legislature’s bill tracking site.)

I have very bad news to report. The California Assembly has voted to tear down “men,” “women,” “boys,” and “girls” signs at all single-user restrooms statewide. The State Senate votes next.

In the 80-member Assembly, the May 9 passage of AB 1732 was 55 to 19. But the inside story is Democrat bullies and scaredy-cat Republicans. Get this — only 1 Republican, James Gallagher of Yuba City, cared enough to speak on the floor against this tyrannical, anti-family bill.

hearitstopitListen to the all-too-quick
Assembly floor “debate”on AB 1732

What’s the real goal of AB 1732? A decade of “all gender” single-user restrooms will be enough to desensitize young people to support “all gender” multi-person restrooms!

And the dozen or more Democrats who had refused to support AB 1732 for four straight floor sessions? They were bullied into submission. And of course, there were the four Republicans who voted against family values and religious freedom when they voted yes on AB 1732. Why do they call themselves “conservative”?

Thank you to EVERYONE who calls and sent emails in the weeks leading up to the Assembly vote. You did well, and you have my appreciation and admiration! But where were the churches, church schools and pro-family California businesses? SaveCalifornia.com’s intense lobbying effectively delayed a vote for two weeks, and helped change 2 Republicans from yes to no or abstain. And now, I ask you to act on your anger and concern on behalf of all that is good and right:

PLEASE RESPOND RIGHT NOW: Call to thank Assemblyman James Gallagher at 916-319-2003 for his gallant effort to stop AB 1732 by speaking against it on th floor. And call the 4 Republicans who voted yes and tell them they have voted anti-family: Catherine Baker, Ling Ling Chang, Young Kim, and Brian Maienschein. Every other assemblymember who claims to be pro-family, tell them how disappointed you are that they didn’t speak up and fight (and don’t accept any excuses). And yes, you can leave recorded messages after hours. Assembly Republicans | Assembly Democrats

If needed, use our talking points against AB 1732: 1 | 23 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

Here’s the news release SaveCalifornia.com issued after the Assembly voted