Opinion

To Hell With California? Hell No!

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Posted: Mar 13, 2018 12:01 AM
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To Hell With California? Hell No!

Over the weekend, I was invited to attend and speak to the Patriots Movement Arizona MAGA Unity Rally in Phoenix, Arizona. Even though the capital of the Grand Canyon State is blue (same holds true for almost every capital in the country), Arizona is a red state, and it sure felt like one. Residents can open carry and concealed carry their firearms in most places. The gas is so much cheaper, as is the fast-food. Wherever I went, Trump supporters raved and rallied with us. Even in the capital, represented by two Congressional Democrats for the majority of the city, Trump supporters gave us thumbs-up and showed their support. The Arizona Patriots welcomed us freedom fighters with open arms.

At the rally, a number of guest speakers called out the rampant liberal lunacy throttling my home, the formerly Golden State of California. I heard one refrain a number of times: “Make California America Again.” I don’t like hearing that, and I reminded the audience at the rally (I was the last speaker) that our state has a large contingent of Trump-supporting pro-American patriots. Not only that, but the vast majority of residents are outraged with the rampant lawlessness defining the current political class—on both sides of the aisle.

To add insult to injury, I read Derek Hunter’s article “To Hell with California.” Really? I say “Hell no” to that. If elected officials had embraced the attitude of “Let erring sisters go in peace” during the (First?) American Civil War, the internecine destruction which had assault federal law and endangered the public trust in 1860 would have continued after the Southern states seceded. Lawlessness must be countered, not ignored and accommodated. 

Moreover, the Democratic Party has ruined California, but not Californians like me. Even if we can’t save our state (for the short-term), our fight is encouraging and galvanizing conservatives all over the country to fight back. Reminder: 4.5 million Californians voted for President Trump in Election 2016’s general election. Hillary Clinton won by a wider margin than Obama, it seems, because of massive voter fraud. Proof? I have friends whose children have moved out of the house—and the state!—but the kids are still getting mail-in ballots! A San Pedro, CA apartment received 80 ballots in 2016. The LA County Registrar of Voters credited that to “an error” which would be corrected. Sure. The Election Integrity Projected sued the state over voter turnouts in 11 counties which exceeded the actual population of eligible voters. The official turnout registered 111% in Los Angeles County, but some estimates suggest as much as 140%! This is outrageous. We don’t have elections in California. We have Democratic dictatorship, folks, where the votes are not as important as the people and the political machines counting them.

The problem isn’t the state, but the Democrats along with the greedy rapacious public sector union lobby, the welfare queens, and let's not forget the illegal aliens who are over running, invading our state. Hunter has the wrong attitude about California, even if he was only kidding. Still, his biting hatred for the disgusting communism overrunning the state of California is not original with him. John Stossel suggested that California should secede, and at least three groups have sought to place a #Calexit initiative on the ballot. Two other initiatives want to create a “New California” or split the state up into three parts.

To all you cynics out there, California is worth fighting for, and President Trump is proving that. California was and still is the true heartbeat of the Trump movement. Before Trump had declared his candidacy, patriots lined up outside of Murrieta in 2014 and turned away the buses still filled with illegal aliens. Breitbart News is based in California, which helped showcase the awful, unconscionable murder of Kate Steinle in sanctuary city San Francisco. Stephen Miller, the outspoken policy advisor on illegal immigration, comes from the People’s Republic of Santa Monica, and many of the conservative policy wonks making the case for protecting our borders and our culture learned from the best at Claremont-McKenna college … in California.

Let us also not forget that to this day, Californians have exposed treasonous DACA meetings hosted by our elected officials, and we have shut down lawless Attorney General Xavier Becerra three times. From 15 Californians who stood up against 25,000 George Soros puppets at LAX airport just nine days after Trump’s inauguration, Californians across the state are now fighting back, reminding the country that we are Americans who love our country, but definitely do not trust our government. There are millions of citizens in California who are still Americans, regardless of their political affiliation. 

Secession and derision are not the answer to wayward, communistic California. What is needed now more than ever is enforcement of all federal laws, including the immigration laws. Last year, I wrote that Attorney General Jeff Sessions needed to intervene in California. Finally, he and the rest of the federal government are starting to weigh in. AG Becerra’s unending lawsuits have been smacked down. One federal district court has upheld the Trump administration’s power to withhold federal grants to sanctuary state California. The lawsuits against the state are great, too. But we need arrests. We need Xavier Becerra, Gavin Newsom, Jerry Brown, and every other pro-illegal alien California politician behind bars.

Following Attorney General Sessions’ announcement to sue California in federal court, I commented to the local news that we need more than just lawsuits. We also need the National Guard to step in. With Trump’s upcoming visit to the border wall, they just might have to. Either way, critics may chant that California is a lost cause turning into an irredeemable hell, but there are millions of angels within the Golden State already fighting back. We are going to go everywhere we can in our state and raise heaven!