The radical leftist leadership in California has taken an unprecedented step down the cursed road to Sodom and Gomorrah by declaring it illegal to provide kids under 18 with counseling and therapy to help reduce, manage or eliminate unwanted same-sex attraction. This is truly astonishing. Only a society that has become deeply sickened in its soul would sink to such dark, ignorant depths.
California has the ninth largest economy in the world. Once booming with private corporations, agriculturally rich farmlands and tourists, the state is now losing businesses, much-needed food crops and even vacationers. How did the state that all other states sought to emulate fall to the bottom? Along with pristine beaches and beautiful weather, California also has a tax base unfriendly to businesses and those with wealth; it has a rampant environmental movement destroying communities and industries and caters to and favors the public sector union workforce so much so you’d think the state was on a mission to commit economic suicide.
In 1769, the first Spanish missions were founded in California by Franciscan missionary Junipero Serra, whose statue is in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall. California became the 31st State on SEPTEMBER 9, 1850. Its Constitution, which prohibits slavery, stated: "We, the People of the State of California, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom...do establish this Constitution."
In the 1850s droves of gold-hunters hoping to make it rich rushed into what would later be established as the Golden State. The pristine beaches, vast mountains and plenty of opportunity persuaded some to stay in the state. But now, California is facing a different kind of rush—one that is causing people to pick up and leave.
The euro zone isn’t the only economy reeling from “failed states.” The United States has several of its own — most notably California and Illinois. Both California and Illinois are hoping that tax hikes will bridge gaping deficits created by politicians’ failure to rein in government growth — including expanded entitlements and exorbitant public sector pensions. Does any of this sound familiar? It should.
There is a lot a state like California could do with $3.5 million a day. At the top of the list should be telling the federal government no to an expensive and unnecessary train and instead getting its fiscal house in order. You would think Californians would want off this train before it’s even built and further derails its economy.
In a "split decision" (2-1), a three-Judge panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals sitting at San Francisco yesterday struck down Proposition 8, the California initiative adopted on November 4, 2008, which overturned a decision of the California Supreme Court (In re Marriage Cases) requiring the State of California to recognize same-sex marriages. The Thomas More Society represented the Family Research Council in defending Proposition 8 in the Ninth Circuit and expects that Proposition 8 ultimately will be upheld by the Supreme Court.
Defenders of marriage in California will appeal Tuesday’s ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit that upheld a district judge’s decision against the state’s constitutional amendment protecting marriage. The ProtectMarriage.com legal defense team, including Alliance Defense Fund attorneys, expressed no surprise that the lawsuit over the amendment, which protects marriage as the union of one man and one woman, would progress beyond the three-judge 9th Circuit panel as has been long predicted by parties on both sides.
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all." - Ronald Reagan, Nov. 10, 1964