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Momentum for real school choice in California

Saturday, November 25, 2023, 3:05 pm | Randy Thomasson

When Democrat politicians Gavin Newsom, his attorney general Rob Bonta, and state schools chief Tony Thurmond attacked parents’ God-given rights this summer, more parents understood the only way to rescue their kids is by exiting the government schools.

So expect more California families to homeschool! Because each year, an increasing number of parents are realizing Democrat-run schools are bad. Look at these stats:

On Oct. 31, the Washington Post reported California homeschooling increased a whopping 78% between the 2017 and 2022 school years. What momentum to rescue defenseless boys and girls!

And California’s most recent stats (updated Nov. 8) demonstrate public support for real school choice is growing:

  • 70% of adults and 75% of parents of school-aged children support the idea of education savings accounts (a synonym for vouchers).
  • 59% of parents of school-aged children want 1 or more days a week of home-based education for their kids.
  • 48% of parents of school-aged children would choose homeschooling or private school if they could afford it.
  • 35% of adults say the main purpose of education is to instill “values, moral character, religious virtues”

And a thrilling trend nationally — 2023 has been the year of universal (full) school choice. Rejoice that this year, EIGHT states have either created a new universal choice program or expanded an existing program to include all students.

As reported in late September by Ed Choice:

North Carolina joins Iowa, Utah, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Oklahoma, and Ohio in creating new universal choice programs this year or expanding existing choice programs to include all or nearly all students. They join Arizona and West Virginia, where universal programs previously existed. Today, some 36% of students nationwide are eligible for a private choice program, a 60% increase from just two years ago.

This national momentum for real school choice (receiving back money for private school or homeschooling) will create a better national character and will eventually bring private school choice to California.

Despite the lying Establishment defeating universal school choice on the California ballot in 1994 and 2000, parental discontent with government-controlled “education” has kept growing. And it might be near the “tipping point.” Because over time, California parents and grandparents are going to want what children in other states enjoy — the financial means to exit bad schools!


1. Rescue your own children and grandchildren with the help of our special site, RescueYourChild.com.

2. Tell others how parents need to be able to spend their own tax money on the school of their choice.

Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.

The Bible, Proverbs 22:6

What’s the real meaning of Thanksgiving?

Monday, November 20, 2023, 6:18 pm | Randy Thomasson
Thanksgiving at Plymouth, oil on canvas by Jennie Augusta Brownscombe, 1925

When you stop and think about it, the real meaning of Thanksgiving is more than the 4 F’s — family, food, fun, and football.

Because when you turn the word around, Thanksgiving means giving thanks. And you thank a person, right? Because you don’t thank the air, or so-called fate, or the All-Nothingness.

Don’t know why to thank Creator God? Start by sincerely thanking Him for the air you’re breathing, and for all the food and water He’s created. Thank Him that you’re alive, and that every day is an opportunity to love God and people.

Ask this question at your table: “What do you thank God for?” Not why are you generally thankful, but WHOM do you thank and what specifically do you thank Him for? Because giving thanks to God is what Thanksgiving is all about.

thanksgiving: A public celebration of divine goodness; also, a day set apart for religious services, specially to acknowledge the goodness of God, either in any remarkable deliverance from calamities or danger, or in the ordinary dispensation of his bounties. The practice of appointing an annual thanksgiving originated in New England.
Noah Webster in his 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language

…because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
The Bible, Romans 1:21

But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.
Jesus Christ, Savior of the world and God in the flesh, in the Bible, John 4:23

Alert: Stop energy rate hikes in California

Monday, November 6, 2023, 6:17 am | Randy Thomasson

When public officials don’t love and are therefore not public servants, but instead are self-centered and corrupt, “public infrastructure” that used to work well begins breaking down.

And that’s exactly what has happened to California’s statewide electricity grid. It started with Democrat politicians prostituting themselves to the environmental-wacko groups that worship trees and weeds.

Consequently, after years of Democrat-controlled government refusing to thin out forests and wilderness areas (this purposeful neglect ramped up during Jerry Brown’s last term commencing in 2015), resulting in more than 100 million dead trees, thus inviting “monster fires” resulting from arcs and sparks from aging power lines, the utility covering the most square miles, Pacific Gas & Electric, with 5.5 million electricity customers, which Newsom & Co. blamed for past wildfires (while Newsom himself has decreased wildfire prevention) and forced PG&E to pay $55 million in a 2022 settlement, is now proposing to hike their electricity rates by 26%, which PG&E claims is needed to move power lines underground.

Yet there’s been no independent (from a conservative state) aggressive audit of PG&E to identify its waste. And Californians are hurting with Democrats in charge (who won’t permit deregulation and the resulting competition to provide a cheap, stable supply of energy).

So just say no to PG&E’s money grab, especially in light of Newsom & Co. refusing to aggressively manage trees and brush. The Newsom-appointed California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is scheduled to vote Nov. 16 on both the PG&E rate hike and a proposed statewide rate hike on renters, small farmers, and schools with solar panels (all those with multi-meter properties). Learn more about this solar steal, which is outright theft because California doesn’t even have enough transmission lines for “excess” solar energy.

ACT NOW: Oppose rate hikes! Contact Newsom’s “public utilities” commissioners and contact Newsom too.

1. Call and email the CPUC (California Public Utilities Commission). 866-849-8390 public.advisor@cpuc.ca.gov.

Say, “Oppose all rate hikes and solar steals — stop making us poorer!”

2. Call and email presidential wanna-be Gavin Newsom’s office M-F 9-5 at 916-445-2841 and anytime at https://www.gov.ca.gov/contact. Newsom appointed these CPUC commissioners and has huge influence. Urge Newsom: “Tell the CPUC to Oppose all rate hikes and solar steals. These are your appointees and this is on your watch.”

3. You can attend and speak at the next CPUC meeting Nov. 16 in Imperial County at 11am at the County Office of Education, Building E, 1398 Sperber Road in El Centro. Wouldn’t it be great to have peaceful protestors with signs outside as early as 9:30am?

If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you do well.
The Bible, James 2:8