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Election returns: Prop. 1 tied, but most money-grabs passed

Thursday, March 7, 2024, 8:45 pm | Randy Thomasson

California just had an election where conservatives voted at a greater rate than liberals, which is very good! And while this isn’t you and others who follow SaveCalifornia.com, the results also show us that too many “conservatives” are financially foolish.

I wanted to take a day after “Election Day” to let the dust settle. And while I’m happy about what SaveCalifornia.com did, and what many moral, constitutional California conservatives did to fight for what’s right in God’s sight, there’s some “humble pie” to eat.

First of all, thank you to you if you voted, voted right, and helped others vote right. You are the civics application of the flavorful “salt of the earth” that Jesus Christ described!

Second, thank you for following SaveCalifornia.com’s lead to expose the fraud, theft, and waste of Proposition 1 and the local government money-grabs. Your votes against Gavin Newsom’s Prop. 1 transient magnet and against local government’s money grabs are the righteous deeds that other Californians need, whether they know it or not!

The best news statewide is, because of you and other Californians who knew about government waste, human nature, the bondage of bonds, and Gavin Newsom’s untrustworthiness, the transient magnet of Prop. 1 is “on the ropes” and in a virtual 50-50 tie between supporters and opponents.

If Prop. 1 is defeated (there are hundreds of thousands of “uncounted ballots”), it will be a testament to your good values and all the people who last week opened SaveCalifornia.com’s email messages sent to millions of Californians or heard our messages on conservative- and Christian-format radio.

Yet if conservatives had a big voter turnout, why is Prop. 1 almost passing? It’s obvious that too many Californians who call themselves “conservative” are foolishly trusting in government “authorities” and don’t understand that tax increases, tax extensions, bonds, fees, and assessments just make wasteful government bigger and the private sector (we who are not “owned” by evil government) all the poorer.

Because, up and down California, most of the 100+ money-grabbing local ballot measures PASSED. This foolishness is the equivalent of voluntarily giving more money to thieves. For the tough, in-reality, outside-of-California audits are just not happening, and the government “authorities” regularly deny there’s any waste to be cut.

Don’t believe in corrupt, Democrat- or RINO-government waste? Believe it when they don’t even use our money to do the basics we pay them to do. See this “pothole” story from Democrat-Party-controlled Los Angeles

And let’s not forget WHY the money-grabs are happening. It’s because the out-of-control police and fire department pensions are pressing burdens and temptations for union-boss-prostituting politicians and highly-paid city-employee “managers” to raise more revenue (never to cut waste or drastically reform government-employee pensions) — which is the main reason for their outright lies about the purpose of their money-grabbing ballot measures. It’s both a shell game and a black hole!

These grow-government-bigger and make-average-citizens-poorer schemes are passing because too many “independents” and even “conservatives” don’t want to study this and because they have at least a halfway “blind trust” of what local politicians tell them.

Yet there are pockets of resistance, with wiser Californians who know unneeded, thieving revenue schemes pushed by Democrats, RINOs, or bureaucrats should always be opposed. Be encouraged with these examples of where the government thieves lost:

I’m especially encouraged that voters in two big, urban, Democrat Party strongholds — the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento — rejected money-grabs.

In San Francisco, the city’s “Proposition B” was rightly labeled the “cop tax” and over-taxed San Franciscans — even “faithful liberals” said no. And in Democrat-run Sacramento, voters resoundingly defeated Measure C, which would have raised taxes on businesses large and small.

Another local victory protecting taxpayers and property owners was the defeat of Measure M in the city of Woodland, northwest of Sacramento. The Democrat-controlled city council’s deceptive ballot measure would have put city residents in greater debt in order to inhumanly flood and harm farmers’ lands, all because the environmental wacko groups’ “bought” politicians won’t improve creeks, like they did in “the old days.”

These wins are happening because:

a) any pain — including financial pain — can make people wiser — and Newsom & Co. and Biden & Co. have been pouring on a lot of financial pain for years now.

b) both San Francisco and Sacramento had strong “no” campaigns where wealthy individuals and business associations (not the “chamber of commerce”) cared enough to spend big money educating voters of the harm of these particular tax increases.

Also, I want you to know cultural, pro-family battles are still being fought in California.

First, a painful, probable loss in the city of Orange, in Orange County, where the election-night margin of “yes” versus “no” on the recall is holding steady:

Yet here’s some very good pro-family news from Huntington Beach, also in Orange County, where constitutional Republicans are the city council majority:

What’s needed now? That statewide, conservative activists will raise up local armies in their communities to defeat more money-grabs and to fight for what’s right in God’s sight. Because even foolish liberals can believe in and oppose government thievery if you reach them with the evidence.

All this is to say that “salt of the earth” people can strategically use leverage in their communities to educate the masses on issues of concern. Because people who haven’t “awakened” to the Tyrannical Left can indeed vote right on “crossover issues” when conservative activists give time and concerned business owners give money.

As a People, our biggest need is to daily repent before God in Jesus’ Name. And in regard to preserving our republic, conservatives who don’t vote and otherwise biblical pastors who don’t publicly say, at least, “Remember to vote,” need to repent of their lack of love.

For Christian involvement in politics is all based on Jesus Christ’s Second Greatest Commandment, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” And when evil government is hurting your neighbor, the need to protect also becomes apparent to non-believers who still have an intact conscience.

“You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not bear false witness,’ ‘Do not defraud,’ ‘Honor your father and your mother.'”Jesus Christ, Savior of the world and God in the flesh, in Luke 15:7

From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”The Bible, Matthew 4:17

He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justly,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God?
The Bible, Micah 6:8

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