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Victor Hanson says it all ...

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Victor David Hanson wrote an excellent article titled "Accounting for California's Suicide" which was published by Real Clear Politics on March 6, 2009.

I suggest everyone read the above article. Once read, take action if you wish to save the State of California.

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Guess who pays?

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So, what does a Legislature do when: 1) the budget is $42 billion short; 2) the Country is in a recession; and 3) their constituents are taking pay cuts or losing their jobs? Well, in California, the Democratic controlled Legislature raises taxes!!! (Read the article here).
Once again, it is the citizens who have to pay for their mistakes.
The Legislature in California has been on a spending spree for the last decade. And, following the "dot-com bust", the Legislature has contiunously tried to raise taxes rather than cut-spending. They have finally succeeded. The Legislature "says" there are cuts. But, you will be hard pressed to find "actual cuts". What the Legislature calls cuts is really an increase, only the increase is not as big as was desired.
Will voters in this State ever realize that the "tax and spend" philosophy does not work?
And, more importantly, will Republicans stop welcoming those who are Repbulicans In Name Only (RINO), like our Governer and the three "Republicans" in each house that had to support the proposed tax increases?

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Eliminate the legal institution of marriage ...

Finally, someone else is putting forward the idea I suggested here, the idea of getting the State out of the marriage business. Read the opinion piece by Douglas W. Kmiec's titled "A proposal for compromise on Prop. 8".

Essentially, the idea is to eliminate marriage licensing by the State and Federal Governments and replace it with a civil union. The civil union will have all the same rights and benefits that the State and Federal Government confers to marriage today. No ceremony is required to establish a civil union, only the completion and filing of the proper paperwork.

Then, the religious institutions will be free to perform marriage ceremonies for whom they choose.

And, more importantly, those who believe the act of homosexuality is wrong will retain their First Amendment right to state their belief in the public square, whether they are an individual or a religious institution.

Let's hope this idea gains momentum and actually get's pushed through the legislative process at both levels!!!