The Lies of Immigration Part 2

Guest Post by John C. Velisek USN (Ret)
for the Common Constitutionalist

The infamous “catch and release” has worn out its welcome. It was never intended to get immigration under control, but rather to increase the number of illegal aliens in our local areas and allow progressive socialist States to add to their voter rolls. It doesn’t matter that the Constitution does not give them the right to vote. Like Obama, they will ignore it until they get enough illegal votes to scrap it.

And the continual violations of the Mexican government are an obstacle to the immigration policies that are required. They don’t want these people in Mexico, and it is effortless to push them through to our country. Mexico does nothing to stop the flow of these illegals from their southern border to the American frontier, passing through the child traffickers, drug dealers, and gang members. And yet their government speaks with a superior air about how these people should be treated. The bottom line is if you are not keeping these people in your country don’t let them pass through. Refugees, which is what Mexico calls these people, are to be according to the UN, accepted by the first free country they arrive at, which would be Mexico. So most Americans feel, as do I, that if you can’t be an asset in fixing this problem then just SHUT UP. The only alternative is to tax all remittances going to Mexico from the US and the complete shutdown of NAFTA.

Of the many organizations pushing for the defunding of ICE, many are organized and funded by George Soros, the financial head of the anarchy taking place in our country, and the foundational head of the mainstream media who walk in lockstep with his wishes. read more

Republicans Have a Chance in California

from American Spectator:

Perhaps I spent too much time on social media as Tuesday’s California primary results rolled in, but I was stunned by the negative reaction of the state’s most conservative voters. Some backers of gubernatorial candidate Travis Allen — a rabble-rousing Orange County Assemblyman who built his campaign around his support for the president — seemed reluctant to rally around John Cox, a San Diego-area businessman who had secured a boisterous endorsement from Donald Trump.

If Republicans are serious about rebuilding their brand in California, they need to recognize reality and make some important distinctions. Cox’s strong second-place showing in the state’s top-two primary system, whereby the top two vote-getters advance to general election regardless of party, is good news for the GOP and conservatives for various reasons. The president — no doubt urged to endorse Cox by Republican members of Congress — understood the importance of having an adult with some cross-party appeal as Republican standard-bearer as we head toward November. read more

The Progressive Socialist State of California Part 4

Guest Post by John C. Velisek USN (RET):

In the three parts preceding, I described how the state of California has suffered under the tyrannical rule of one-party. Progressive socialists have commandeered the state government, and ruled by fiat from a Marxist Governor and legislature.

I want now to discuss the nuts and bolts of the sedition being perpetrated by the progressive socialists and a few of the people who are responsible for the total collapse of a once golden state ad the people who inhabit it.

On January 25, 2017, the Executive Order EO13768 signed by President Trump made it official government policy that:

Sanctuary jurisdictions across the United States willfully violate Federal Law in an attempt to shield illegal aliens from removal from the United States. Section 9(a) of this executive order is specified in the non-allocation of federal monies that are to be withheld from jurisdictions that are non-compliant.

Our Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown ran to the nearest self-serving news media outlet and stated that this administration has declared a war on California. Our socialist governor tweeted: read more

The Progressive Socialist State of California Part 3

Guest Post by John C. Velisek USN (RET):

Governor “Moonbeam” Jerry Brown has made it legal for illegal aliens to get the right to vote by just getting a drivers license. On October 10, 2015, Brown signed that New Motor Voter Act (Assembly Bill 1461) Estimates are around 2 million illegals in the state now can vote for Democrats to continue and expand the benefits that have no right to and is paid by the California taxpayer. What does it take to register to vote? In California, you must be at least 16 years old and be able to prove your identity and California Residency. All the proof takes is a matricula consular card issued by the Mexican government.
President Trump was ridiculed and laughed at when he claimed he may have also won the popular vote if illegals had not been counted. (VoteFraud.org).

a non-partisan group has already shown that almost 5 million illegals may have voted in the last election.
The laws in California that pertain to immigration are clearly unconstitutional and inhibit the agencies involved from performing the duties assigned to them by federal law and the Constitution.

Three examples are the following: read more

The Progressive Socialist State of California Pt 2

Guest Post by John Velisek – USN (Ret.):

A supermajority of Progressive socialist Democrats in the legislature of California has led the citizens of the State to pay higher state taxes, higher fuel taxes, higher cost of living, faulty schools, prohibitive health care costs for many, and have succeeded in becoming one of the most unlivable states within our country. Coupled with projects such as a high-speed rail line to nowhere, which is already tripled in the budget with no end date, and a sanctuary state status that a plurality of Californians do not want, has plummeted much of the state into third world status.

The progressive elite, with the influx of illegal aliens they have created and have no wish to stop, cocooned in their gated communities, have wreaked havoc on the communities of the middle class. They spend money as if it is the states and not the citizens.
From an edicts passed down from on high regarding the usage of plastic bags, to a waiter facing a fine and imprisonment over a plastic straw – the policies of the elite in Sacramento have made our state and those in it the laughing stock of the country.

All this rather than working on policies to help the veterans and other homeless to stand on their feet or get the medical help they need to at least have the opportunity to prosper and move forward in the community and ignore the drug problem that leave needles in our streets. read more

The Progressive Socialist State of California

Guest Post by John Velisek: 

Progressive socialists have taken over a once glorious state, full of opportunity, new ideas, and weather that most in this nation would fight for. I arrived in California during my Navy career and stayed because I thought the shiny sparkling California I saw at the time would remain the beacon for the rest of the country. California has always been called the tip of the spear of changes in this country.

The spear of change has been turned on the people of this state, of which, unfortunately, I am still one. A wave of progressive social policies has been forced upon those people in the middle class who still work. The effort that these workers show leads to nothing but high state taxes, higher gas taxes, higher costs of living and housing due to restrictive land-use regulations.

Leading the nation in the number of homeless in our cities, and illegals throughout our State has reached epidemic proportions. A drive through Los Angeles, San Francisco, or any other major city in California will show countless homeless, immigrants and illegal aliens living on the street, making entire sections of the city uninhabitable. Business is leaving in droves, no longer willing to pay high taxes and adhere to devastating business regulations.

California is willing to follow progressive socialist business regulations to send as much money to the State and close out the opportunity for business growth. California ranks 48th in the Tax Foundations 2018 State Business Tax Climate Index. After the businesses were destroyed, our Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown rammed through Proposition 30 increasing sales and income taxes, also destroying the Californian middle class. read more

California Hates Homeschooling

from Western Journalism:

California Presumes Homeschooling Parents Are Child Abusers, Seeks Invasive New Restrictions

As California lawmakers continue their track-record of controversial decisions, one announcement in particular has caused an outcry for its overreaching presumption: that all homeschoolers must also be child abusers.

According to The Washington Examiner, the plan set out by lawmakers would be to force parents into proving to the government that they are, in fact, fit to be a parent.

The homeschooling parent — per legal requirement — would have to meet the government’s required checklist via home visits, interviews, and other oversights, effectively increasing the burden on the parent to prove themselves parentally fit. read more

California History Textbooks Celebrate the LGBT Movement

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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It is being reported that, “the California board of education brought to an end a decades-long campaign to emphasize lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender historical figures in state social-studies / history textbooks, approving K-8 volumes that make identity politics of all kinds the core of the subject.”

So grades K-8 will now be learning alternative history, of all the significant achievements of America’s homosexuals and cross-dressers. As a parent, I can think of nothing more enlightening than to teach my five year old that Ralph down the street, who dresses like a woman, is historically significant.

California State Senator Mark Leno, who represents San Francisco (where else) says that, “Most textbooks don’t include any historical information about the LGBT movement, which has great significance to both California and U.S. history. We are censoring the history lessons,” denying students “the facts of the struggle for equal rights.” Really – name three. And the annual gay-pride parade doesn’t count as being historically significant.

Coincidently, Leno is running for Mayor of San Francisco, but I’m sure this has nothing to do with his most recent push for LGBT significance. And last I checked, everyone in this country already has equal rights. Not special rights – just equal rights. read more

Of Course There is Voter Fraud in California

I’m not a big Trump defender, but I will when I think he’s right, or is at least on to something. Well, to this day, he ridiculed whenever he brings up massive voter cost him the popular vote. I’m beginning to think he may have been right.

from The Blaze:

Nearly a dozen Calif. counties had more registered voters than eligible voters in 2016 election

Nearly one dozen California counties had more registered voters on their voter rolls than people eligible to vote living in their county, a new Judicial Watch letter has revealed.

The conservative watchdog group sent a letter to California Secretary of State Alex Padilla on August 1 on behalf of the Election Integrity Project of California. The letter threatened to sue the Golden State if they refuse to comply with the National Voter Registration Act, which mandates voting precincts maintain the integrity of their voter rolls by taking steps to maintain their accuracy.

According to a Judicial Watch press release:

In the letter, Judicial Watch noted that public records obtained on the Election Assistance Commission’s 2016 Election Administration Voting Survey and through verbal accounts from various county agencies show 11 California counties have more registered voters than voting-age citizens: Imperial (102%), Lassen (102%), Los Angeles (112%), Monterey (104%), San Diego (138%), San Francisco (114%), San Mateo (111%), Santa Cruz (109%), Solano (111%), Stanislaus (102%), and Yolo (110%).

Judicial Watch went on to report that officials from Los Angeles County since told the watchdog group in June that the “total number of registered voters now stands at a number that is a whopping 144% of the total number of resident citizens of voting age” for that county.

“California’s voting rolls are an absolute mess that undermines the very idea of clean elections. It is urgent that California take reasonable steps to clean up its rolls,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said in a statement.

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It may take More than Sound Bites and One-liners to Pass Single Payer

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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“On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled yet another revision of the GOP’s fraught repeal-and-replace [R & R] legislation, and the controversial bill will either find the 50 Republican votes it needs to pass the upper chamber of Congress in the next few days — or it will perish once and for all,” Yahoo News wrote.

Despite Yahoo News being about as leftist as a “news site” can be, they in fact are right, perhaps regarding both claims. The latest iteration of R & R bills is fraught, as have been everyone since this current legislature gaveled in. Watching the pathetic spectacle has certainly caused me a great deal of stress and anxiety. Nothing they’ve offered comes close to the clean repeal they promised.

And Yahoo may also be right about this attempt being the last. At least I’m sure the Republican leadership is hoping it will. I agree with many conservatives who think the party isn’t interested in doing anything, and is merely strategizing behind closed doors on exactly who they will place the blame on to deflect from their own spinelessness. read more