By Stephen Frank

Like a corrupt Chicago hack politician, Guv Brown hid information, for years about the danger of the Oroville Dam failing. He had government agencies lie and refuse to give documents on the status of the Dam. So when the heavy rains last Winter caused the spillway to fail, it was no surprise to Brown—and now the Feds and California taxpayers could pay billions in damages—for knowing about a problem and not fixing it.

“State water bosses also failed to add gates above the spillway, which would have allowed the reservoir to rise another ten feet. Governor Jerry Brown claimed to be unaware of these problems and proclaimed, “stuff happens and we respond.”

One of the government’s first moves was to dam up the flow of information on safety issues. The governor and state water bureaucrats blocked public access to the dam’s design specifications, federal inspection reports, technical documents, and other crucial information. Department of Water Resources officials claimed it was a security matter, lest the information “fall into the wrong hands,” terrorists, for example. In typical style, politicians and bureaucrats are simply hiding years of negligence, faulty oversight, and misguided spending.”

This was premeditated. Government knew the dangers and refused, for years to fix it—even Democrat Congressman John Garamendi, a former California Lt. Governor knew about the problem—yet nothing was done. We will have to raise taxes to finance the lawsuits and the repairs. Too bad we can’t go over the assets of the government officials that lied—but we could go after them criminally. What do you think?

Yuba City, Ca.new statePaul Preston

Paul Preston, Chairman of the Sutter County Council of County Representatives (SCCCR) of the “New State Movement,” will be holding the second meeting of concerned citizens interested in being involved in a movement to develop a pathway forward to form a new state.

The SCCCR is designed to provide citizens an avenue to openly discuss, brainstorm, and get questions answered including perspectives from a greater number of people regarding a constitutional state split from California.

They are looking for committed leaders who want to become members of the Sutter County Council of County Representatives and want to be part of the historic formation of a New State.

Members of the current SCCCR will be present to provide information on the New State movement and answer your questions.

The meeting will be Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at the Caltrans Building, Sierra Nevada Conference Room, 703 B Street, Marysville, CA 95901.

There is no membership requirement to attend and everyone is welcome. Doors open at 6:00 pm; meeting begins at 6:30 PM.

“The participation of informed citizens is required for good governance.”

Contact Paul Preston at (530) 632-9786.

By Stephen Frank

The Feds, under Obama set up a voluntary retirement fund called “myRA”. It lost $70 million ,few wanted to participate and the average account was $500. California has learned that lesson—so instead of making it voluntary, they are going to force 6.5 million Californians to participate in a government retirement program. Not mention is the $1.4 trillion in unfunded liability of the current government pension program—collapsing and a disaster to local government. Now, Sacramento is looking forward to abusing billions in family’s assets to finance corruption, crony capitalism and financing money losing “green” companies—think Solyndra.

“The current name, Secure Choice, doesn’t say much about a big new program that in five years could be a mandatory option to supplement Social Security for an estimated 7.5 million Californians currently not offered a retirement plan by more than 200,000 employers.

Secure Choice also has a kind of generic bureaucratic tone, not exciting or appealing to young people, said a staff report given to the Secure Choice board last week, and it has an “association with other sensitive policy issues,” presumably like pro-choice on abortion.

First ObamaCare steals money from millennial’s—now Jerry Brown wants to steal as well. Why are productive folks leaving the State? Programs like Secure Choice that steal from the young and give to the special interests and unions. Shame on the criminals in Sacramento.

Last week, Federal Court Judge Judge K. Muller, asked the Chief Magistrate to form a 3-judge panel to hear the case; Citizens for Fair Representation vs Secretary of State Alex Padilla. In May, Citizens for Fair Representation (CFR) filed the lawsuit against the State of California, for lack of representation and dilution of vote. The lawsuit was filed on May 8, in the United States District Court, Eastern District, Sacramento Division. The significance of the three-judge panel is paramount, according to the legal team representing the CFR. Issues decided by three judge panels have the right to appeal directly to the United States Supreme Court. Mark Baird, one of the CFR spokespersons, said, “the case will ask important questions: Can one State Senator properly represent one million people? Can one State Assemblyman properly represent one-half million people? Baird added, Californian's have no representation in the state house. The lobbyists and the unions own California and we intend to put the people back in charge of the government through smaller districts where it is cheap and easy to get rid of an incumbent who fails to serve the people. California has the worst representation ratio in the United States and we will prove that to be unconstitutional.” Citizens for Fair Representation is supported by the people of 22 Northern California Counties.

to Run for Sutter County SheriffBrandon Barnes Headshot 8 9 17

Long-time Sutter County resident and 22-year veteran of the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department, Brandon Barnes, will run for Sutter County Sheriff/Coroner in 2018.

Current Sutter County Sheriff, J. Paul Parker, has not made an announcement about his re-election plans.

Barnes, 45, currently holds the rank of Captain and is the Jail Commander for Yuba County, managing a staff of 80 and an inmate population of almost 400. Prior to this, Barnes served as Yuba County’s SWAT Commander and Lieutenant assigned to Investigations.

“I’ve lived in Sutter County for over 20 years, but protected the residents on the other side of the river each day. Friends and colleagues have asked me for years to consider running for Sutter County Sheriff,” said Barnes. “It’s time, and I’ve announced my candidacy early so I can meet with everyone at the department who wishes to share their thoughts on how we can improve the organization.

We have great men and women employed by the Sheriff’s Department and together we can take the organization to the next level and provide the best service to the residents of Sutter County.”

Barnes is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the California P.O.S.T. Command College leadership program. Since 2015, he has served as a Police Academy Instructor. Barnes is a member of the National Tactical Officers Association and the California Tactical Officers Association.

If elected, Barnes’ priorities will be to increase rural patrols, create policies that reflect the values of our community, bolster staff morale and increase leadership training.

“Brandon Barnes is extremely qualified to be Sutter County’s next Sheriff,” said Sutter County Supervisor, Ron Sullenger. “He has a phenomenal resume and he actually understands fiscal responsibility. We can’t tackle huge issues like marijuana and homelessness without leaders like Brandon that are willing to enforce our laws and can stretch every dollar in the budget to make it happen.”

Barnes is an active community volunteer and Board Member for the Yuba-Sutter Agents of Change. He was awarded the Marysville Exchange Club’s Peace Officer of the Year award in 2002. Brandon and Jenn enjoy rooting for the 49ers with their four children - Brandon Jr., 24, Sarah and Victoria, 19, and Madison, 14.

By Stephen Frank

We already know that absentee ballots by the dozen were shipped to a single apartment in San Pedro. We know that in Indiana thousands of illegal and fraudulent voter registrations were created by one organization. In Virginia they found lots of illegal registrations and voting. Then you have the votes of illegal aliens—in California you can register online without any real vetting! Now the next step.

“Tech minds at the annual DEF CON in Las Vegas were given physical voting machines and remote access, with the instructions of gaining access to the software.

According to a Register report, within minutes, hackers exposed glaring physical and software vulnerabilities across multiple U.S. voting machine companies’ products.

Some devices were found to have physical ports that could be used to attach devices containing malicious software. Others had insecure Wi-Fi connections, or were running outdated software with security vulnerabilities like Windows XP.”

To make this happen in real life, all the hacker would have to do is be a “poll volunteer” so they can change the machines—or close them down, create errors and make the election look dishonest. Imagine what the Russians and Chinese could do with months to work and more sophisticated applications! Grow up—elections in the United States have been compromised. Yet the media calls these facts Fake News and refuse to admit the truth.

Marysville, Ca.

Congressman John Garamendi will be holding a town hall meeting in Marysville on August 25th at 6:00 pm. The meeting will be held at:

Yuba County Government Center, Board of Supervisors Room
915 8th St
Marysville, Ca.

The Sutter County Republican Central Committee "Freedom Dinner" will be held on Wednesday August 30th. Their featured speakers are Jon Coupal and Sam Paredes along with other guests.

The fundraiser will consist of an auction of desserts and a gun auction.

The Doors Open at 5 pm ~ Hillcrest Catering “The Plaza Room” 210 Julie Drive, Yuba City

FULL BBQ Buffet with all the trimmings. Tickets are $35 Individual and $250 Table

Sheriff ParkerSUTTER COUNTY SHERIFF PARKER & YUBA COUNTY SHERIFF DURFORSheriff Durfor 8 2 17

Yuba City, Ca.

The Sutter Buttes Tea Party Patriots announced Sutter County Sheriff J. Paul Parker and Yuba County Sheriff Steve Durfor will be Guest Speakers for their Monday, August 7, 2017, Town Hall Meeting.

This will be a good old-fashioned Town Hall Meeting with our local sheriffs. A few of the topics of concern to local citizens are:

· Butte, Sutter, and Yuba Counties have re-evaluated the Oroville Dam crisis evacuation plans as a result of the evacuations earlier this year. The latest findings and updates will be discussed.

· The California legislature is on a crusade to destroy the Second Amendment. Governor Brown has recently signed several unconstitutional anti-gun and ammo bills that create a new class of criminal from law-abiding citizens. What is the impact on the average law-abiding citizen?

· The river bottoms have been overrun with the homeless who are destroying the riverbanks and the habitat. What are the plans to correct the situation?

"Issues of the day" are also encouraged from the audience. Matters that concern you that can be addressed by Sheriff Parker and/or Sheriff Durfor are encouraged. Come hear your top elected law enforcement officers in Sutter County and Yuba County who have taken an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution and the citizens against tyranny.

Don’t forget – Our regular feature In The News may follow our Special Guest Speakers, if time allows. The issues of the day may be discussed.

The Town Hall Meeting will be at the Church of Glad Tidings, 1179 Eager Road, Yuba City. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no membership requirement and no charge. Doors open at 6:00 pm; come early to socialize with like-minded neighbors, enjoy the refreshments, and get a front-row seat.

Contact Larry Virga at (530) 755-4409.

Visit the Sutter Buttes Tea Party online www.SutterButtesTeaParty.org

Sacramento, Ca.

On July 20th, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) filed a lawsuit to stop the Legislature’s unconstitutional efforts to undermine the voter-led recall of State Senator Josh Newman.

“The Legislature has pulled out all the stops to silence the voice of taxpayers and undermine the people’s right to a fair and democratic process,” stated HJTA President Jon Coupal. “You can’t justify changing the rules midway through, which is why we believe we’ll prevail in asking the court to step in and right this wrong.”

For months, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has been working with concerned taxpayers who seek to recall Senator Josh Newman over his vote to impose over $5 billion in new annual taxes on cars and gasoline. On July 7, the Secretary of State reported that 87,884 signatures had been collected—far and above the 63,593 signatures needed to qualify the recall for a vote.

In an underhanded attempt to protect Newman, the Legislature scrambled to pass Senate Bill 96, a gut-and-amend bill that would deny voters in Senate District 29 their due process by unnecessarily extending the state’s recall approval process.

Joining with four of the recall petitioners, HJTA filed the lawsuit to issue a stay on the implementation of SB 96 and compel the Secretary of State to certify the recall petitions.

HJTA is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the interests of taxpayers in the Legislature and at the ballot box. Earlier this year, HJTA formed Californians Against Car and Gas Tax Hikes, a Committee to Recall Josh Newman, Sponsored and Funded by No New Taxes, a Project of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, in order to aid SD 29 residents in their effort to recall Newman.

by Nina Beety Monterey County Herald

The public paid for America’s sturdy, reliable and essential copperline landline infrastructure through rates and tax-subsidized incentive programs. But AT&T wants to eliminate copperline service. Most Californians don’t know this. “Dependable” is not in vogue, and AT&T no longer wants to service this system. It claims it must make way for new technology, and that this service is no longer essential or economical for them to continue, despite AT&T’s huge profit last year.

Tell that to Californians who live in rural areas, are older, have medical devices, are disabled, or are low income. They rely on this service. “Traditional landline phone service remains the backbone and only reliable two-way communication mode,” says the Rural County Representatives of California.

Many states have allowed AT&T and other companies to disconnect, despite opposition by the public and organizations like AARP. Illinois just approved landline elimination. Michigan did so in 2014. Last year, California Assemblymember Low sponsored AB 2395 to disconnect copperline landlines by 2020, but vocal opposition, including from rural counties, stopped it.

The California Alliance of Retired Persons says: “AB2395 would leave California consumers without essential public safety protections. Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) services do not provide line power during an electrical outage. ... The FCC’s rules have serious gaps: batteries must only provide a minimum of eight hours (24 hours after 2019); it is up to customers, not the provider, to purchase the battery at their own expense; and notification need only be at the point of sale.”

AT&T is trying several work-arounds. The first is FCC WC Docket No. 17-84. The FCC will likely preempt “wayward” states that want to retain copperline for their residents and adopt measures to speed up destruction of the copperline system. AT&T’s second move was to send notices to AT&T customers this month, notifying them that they agree to any and all changes to their telephone service and the installation of any and all equipment on their premises that AT&T wants to do, including installing equipment that uses electrical power. “If you do not allow AT&T to install the new network equipment at your premises, your telephone service may be disconnected ...” Any customer who doesn’t accept the terms must call AT&T to cancel their service.” This becomes effective July 1.

Yet, the CPUC and TURN told me last week that AT&T has not been approved to abandon copperline.

AT&T plans to use broadband over powerline — a dangerous system that puts the microwave signal directly on powerlines, where it travels along all wiring and onto household wiring. It broadcasts microwave radiation everywhere and cannot be blocked. It was vehemently opposed by physicians in Austria and Switzerland when it was mandated there for Smart Meter communication, saying it would cause widespread health problems.

AT&T is also pushing Senate Bill 649, which effectively turns most utility poles in a community into cell towers. Cities and counties have to approve them, even in residential neighborhoods. SB 649 has been approved by the Senate and now faces the Assembly.

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors said last year, “Don’t take away the most reliable way to reach 911 in an emergency. 911 dispatch centers automatically know our location when we call from home. Our home phone lines will keep working for weeks if there is a power outage. Wireless signals can be unreliable when we need our phones the most. Don’t let vulnerable people be left without reliable phone service.”

In power outages and in disasters, copperline landlines are a lifeline.

By Stephen Frank California Political News and Views

Thanks to the declaration of being a Sanctuary City, San Fran L.A. and other criminal cities have done what is not possible. ICE has announced it is sending hundreds of agents to these cities—that means illegal aliens are now in greater danger of being deported, thanks to the policies of the Democrats. Yup, now the illegal aliens in these cities have a reason to fear deportation—De Leon, Mayors Lee and Garcetti have put a target on their backs.

“According to the paper, Homan said he plans on sending hundreds of agents to those cities.

“We’re going to enforce the laws on the books without apology, we’ll continue to prioritize what we do,” Homan continued. “But it’s not OK to violate the laws of this country anymore, you’re going to be held accountable.”

During his interview with the Examiner, Homan also praised the Trump administration, saying it has “taken the handcuffs off law enforcement,” allowing them to address immigration more thoroughly.

“You can like President Trump, not like him, like his policies, not like his policies, but one thing no one can argue with is the effect they’ve had,” said Homan.

The better news is that ICE is about to hire 10,000 more agents—again to concentrate on Sanctuary Cities. The Democrats have made this a cause—and government, under Trump agrees. The law must be enforced, even if local officials are corrupt and protect criminals from foreign nations.

By Stephen Frank

Should students be forced to pay their own money to learn how to hate, be racists and bigots—along with “learning”, if they are white, they are the scum of the earth. What will that do to their self-esteem?

I believe this effort by the totalitarian Left is actually a micro aggression—teaching hate and creating low self image should be a crime. Making people pay for this is a crime.

“The addition of micro aggressions training to the orientation was made public by SJSU’s Chief Diversity Officer Kathleen Wong on June 9 via a series of tweets. According to Wong, who leads the university’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the training consists of a video of micro aggression skits, filmed with the cooperation of a film class in SJSU’s on-campus studio.

“No portion of this fee is optional as students are required to participate in all aspects of the program.”

California colleges are no longer education facilities, they are training grounds for totalitarian responses and hatred. At Berkeley Ben Shapiro has been denied the right to speak on campus—this after Milo and Coulter were denied. Free speech appears to be a micro aggression.

SOJ Increasing Awareness to Rural California's Lack of Representation

On July 29th, Herve' Leconte, a 57-year old resident of El Dorado County, will begin his 12 day, 500 mile run, from Sonora in Tuolumne County, ending his final leg of the run in Siskiyou County. Herve' will travel through 15 rural counties of Northern California aka State of Jefferson that encompasses a total of 21 counties.

Herve' is a native of France, becoming a proud American in 2000. He and his wife Julie, became immediate supporters of Jefferson in 2015, after attending a State of Jefferson El Dorado County Town Hall. Herve' appreciates the freedom and liberty that is America and that emphasized and supported by the State of Jefferson. Additionally, Herve' is more appreciative and knowledgeable about the Constitution than many Americans.

Herve' was raised in a Parisian suburb called Malakoff, which to this day is still run by the Communists. He has seen firsthand the many faces of Socialism and Communism. Growing up, he remembers his French mother tearing up, when she told the story of being liberated on D-Day by Americans/allies. His French father also recounted many stories from experiencing the German Occupation of France, leaving Herve' with a deep understanding of Tolaterian regimes and a reverence for Freedom.

Today, Herve' has put his hobby of running to good work by using it to raise funds and awareness for various causes that are dear to his heart. Herve' has done numerous runs for law enforcement, first responders and military families. In fact, Herve' is the Chairman of the Board for a local non-profit called Military Family Support Group and he and his wife work tirelessly to help veterans and military families in their community

In May of 2017, Citizens for Fair Representation dba State of Jefferson, filed a lawsuit against the State of California for lack of representation and dilution of vote. For over three years the California State Legislature has ignored these rural county citizens’ requests to return to the fair/equal representation that existed, prior to 1964, when just about every county had one State Senator representing the concerns and needs of their constituents.

Currently, California's population is just under 40 million, represented by 40 State Senators and 80 Assembly members. The same number of representatives that in 1862 represented 416,640 people.

Claimants state: “California's refusal to increase its level of representation to reflect its exponential population growth is both arbitrary and unconstitutional.”

Herve' stated: “This is why the “Run for Representation” is so important and I am determined to bring more awareness to both the Citizens for Fair Representation and the State of Jefferson movement and do all I can to make it a reality”!

A Itinerary & Schedule

Day 3) –Monday, July 31 – Placerville to Grass Valley (Nevada) 50 Miles

1 Stop at Auburn – staging area??

*Overnight Stop in Grass Valley – lodging required, staging area??

Day 4) - Tuesday, August 1 – Grass Valley to Marysville (Yuba) – 40 Miles

Overnight Stop – lodging required – staging area??

Day 5) - Wednesday, August 2 – Marysville to Oroville (Butte) – 30 Miles

1 Stop in Yuba City, Sutter -- staging area??

*Night Stop in Oroville – lodging required – staging area??

The Yuba County Water Agency Board of Directors on July 18 approved a loan to the County of Yuba for its required payment to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, in the amount of approximately $6.7 million.

Yuba County has two options to pay the unfunded liability portion of PERS over the next year; either all at once or by making monthly payments. Paying the lump-sum up front will save the County close to $180,000 in interest payments that would otherwise accrue over the fiscal year.

YCWA and Yuba County have a special, long-term financial partnership that started with the County providing money that was needed to establish YCWA. Additionally, in 2008, YCWA and Yuba County partnered in $78 million worth of bond sales to pay for the local share of levee improvements. These bonds were refinanced in 2016, and that process shows the County’s financial stability and good credit rating.

“Yuba County is fortunate to have a collaborative relationship with the Yuba County Water Agency that allows us to achieve unique solutions,” said County Administrator Robert Bendorf. “This short term loan helps us achieve substantial savings and protect funding for ongoing vital services.”

YCWA currently has more than $40 million in reserves invested with the Yuba County Treasury. One of the major purposes of these reserves is to have the necessary funds on hand to construct project improvements when the new Federal Energy Regulatory Commission license is issued. The Treasurer-Tax Collector actively helps manage YCWA’s funds and investments in accordance with the law.

Since YCWA’s new FERC license is not likely to be issued within the next year, and the County has budgeted and agreed to repay the loan within one year, the Agency is able to provide these resources without any reduction in earnings or conflict with future expenditures. The Yuba County Board of Supervisors will have the opportunity to accept the loan agreement at its July 25 meeting.

“It is great to see government agencies working together,” said YCWA Board Chairman Brent Hastey. “This loan will benefit the County, YCWA, and the people of Yuba County

SACRAMENTO - George Runner today issued the following statement in response to the Legislature's approval of AB 398, which suspends the so-called "Fire Prevention Fee" until 2031.

"For six years, ruling Democrats have extorted money in the form of a fire tax from hundreds of thousands of rural Californians, including many seniors on fixed incomes.

"After blocking repeal efforts for years, state leaders finally acted today to suspend this unjust tax, but only because they needed to win votes for a costly climate change measure.

"In other words, they did the right thing for the wrong reasons.

"This seeming victory for California taxpayers is bittersweet. A suspension falls short of a full repeal, and it fails to provide refunds to homeowners who were forced to pay this illegal tax.

"It's never too late to do the right thing: Give us our money back!"

Repeal the Gas Taxassembyman travis allen 6 19 17

An effort is underway to repeal California’s gas tax hike via the ballot box. SB-1, passed by the Democrat-controlled legislature and signed by Governor Brown, will raise the gas tax by 67 percent starting November 1, 2017. This is the largest gas tax increase in California’s history and in addition, the bill raises diesel prices and vehicle registration fees.

Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) has filed paperwork to qualify an initiative on the November 2018 ballot. When approved by the Secretary of State, over 365,000 petition signatures will be required to qualify the initiative.

Travis Allen will speak about this Repeal the Gas Tax Initiative at the Issues and Ideas (I Squared) event on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 starting at 5:30 pm at the Nevada County Association of Realtors Esterly Hall, 336 Crown Point Cir. Admission is $5 payable at the door. Complimentary light refreshments will be available. This event is sponsored by the Nevada County Republican Party.

Travis Allen has also announced his candidacy for CA Governor.

To learn more about the initiative, visit the website at https://nocagastax.com/.

DSC01462 7 12 17By John Mistler

From Wikipedia: The concept of a "Deep State" suggests that there exists a coordinated effort by career government employees and others to influence state policy without regard for democratically elected leadership. This has also been used in American political science to refer to entrenched government institutions wielding power, without necessarily implying a conspiracy. "Draining the Swamp": Trump likely drew his inspiration for the phrase from President Reagan's' call to "drain the swamp" of bureaucracy in Washington and cleanse Washington of political insiders who are out of touch with ordinary Americans. This also includes the "News Media" that are now a part of the entrenched Leftist/Liberal movement.

When Bill Clinton became president in 1992 one of the very first things he did was to clean out all of the appointed bureaucrats left over from President Reagan and George H. Bush. He then replaced them with his own people, mostly leftist and liberal. This was a very normal and reasonable practice for a newly elected President of the United States. However; President George W. Bush chose to make changes only in Federal Judges and little more; thus giving the leftist “Deep State” eight more years.

Note: George W. Bush was not one to stand up for his policies and defend his decisions. This lack of leadership hurt the Republican Party for eight years. If the president will not defend his policies and fight for what he believes it is difficult for other elected’s to defend the fight. His behavior led to the Democrats, News Media/Fake News and entrenched bureaucrats ability to define George Bush. Based on their behavior at the presidential election the Bush family, George H., George W. and Jeb, have more than their toe invested in the "Swamp"

When Obama became president he continued to berate President Bush and his policies, with no response from Bush, further hurting the Republican Party and defining the Bush administration. President Obama replaced Federal Judges and tinkered with or adjusted his leftist appointments. At the end of President Obama’s eight years the entrenched bureaucrats, “Deep State”, now twenty-four years in place, were well positioned to wreak havoc with the new President Trump’s agenda. You do not and will not see Barack Obama relinquish the power of the presidency; so much for a smooth transition of power, the one thing that separates us from most other countries.

Now we have the non-politically correct President Trump. He is faced with opposition from the Democrats, News Media/Fake News, elitist Republicans and the “Deep State”, yet he is out maneuvering all of them. Through his use of Twitter he is bypassing the “Fake News” and at the same time "Draining that part of the Swamp" also bringing his unfiltered thoughts directly to the public. Without his presidency we would not know how well entrenched the “Deep State” is.

The effort over decades to make speech "Politically Correct" is censorship. When President Trump speaks unfiltered through Twitter, he is not being politically correct and his enemies go "Nuts" trying to control him with terms of "Not Presidential", "No Class" and many more demeaning charges. Though his Tweets sometimes make us cringe, he usually gets it right.

President Trump knows we are in a fight for the very heart and soul of our nation, this is not a game. The Republican Party has not had a Junkyard Dog since Lee Atwater while the Democrats have a whole kennel full. President Trump is a fighter and will not allow himself to be defined by his enemies.

jim Neilsen  7 5 17Governor Brown signed a record setting budget - $183 billion – that Sacramento Democrats packed with pork and pet projects. Senate Budget Vice Chairman, Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), issued the following statement:

“Negotiated behind closed doors, this budget shows the Democrats’ priorities, and clearly, the taxpayers of California are not high on that list.

“Money promised to voters to improve healthcare and increase access to doctors is being diverted to fund other priorities.

“The California state budget, funded by hardworking taxpayers, commits $50 million to pay for free legal services to individuals who are in the United States illegally, including those who have committed violent felonies.

“This budget is filled with broken promises made by Sacramento Democrats when they passed the massive new $52 BILLION gas and car tax; it takes gas and car tax money that they promised would go to roads, highways and bridges and uses it to fund lifeguard and park ranger recruitment, state park maintenance, and local park operations, to name just a few examples.

“Nowhere in this budget is any money to repair our levees that were damaged as a result of the Oroville Dam spillway failure. Our people and economy depend on reliable water infrastructure; we must have continuous funding in the state budget.”

by Roger Morgan Chairman/Founder, Take Back America Campaign

OPEN LETTER TO REPUBLICANS AND ROGER STONE

Californians have had enough! Because our government has gone rogue and become the largest cartel in existence, supplying 60 to 70% of the entire US market with marijuana, we have had an influx of druggies from all over the world. Now, Republican lobbyist Roger Stone plans to create his own pot farm called “Tricky Dick”, and lobby congress and the President to make it legal. One more drug dealer seeking fortunes on the backs of our youth. Since even conspiring to violate federal CSA laws in a crime, perhaps Stone should be fitted for an orange jump suit, along with a few others.

If you don’t understand the problem, you can’t fix it. So, let’s talk candidly about the problem.

The march to legalize this dangerous drug really got underway during the Clinton years. The plan was orchestrated in 1996 and subsequently funded for 20 years by America’s Drug Lord, George Soros. Working, in his words, as a team with Bill and Hillary, he crafted and helped fund the propaganda campaign that duped California voters into passing Prop 215, “The Compassionate Use Act.” In reality, it had nothing to do with compassion. President Clinton could have, and should have, stopped its implementation. But then, Clintons were part of the “team”.

Working together, Soros, Hillary and Harold Eckes, formed the Shadow Party. By using the IRS 527 loophole, they found a way to invest significant funds into organizations that backed their political purposes, without directly financing politicians. According to The Shadow Party written by David Horowitz and Richard Poe, in 2003 Eli Pariser, Executive Director of Soros’ MOVEON.ORG, proclaimed ....”We bought the Democratic Party. We own it.“ And so it seems. To the detriment of citizens of both parties, the Democratic party has made legalization of marijuana a party plank. Except for a few Republicans defectors like Rorhabacher and McClintock, the Democratic Party owns the drug problem. The question is, ...... where are the Republicans?

One third of American families (85 million people) are directly impacted by a family member who has a mental illness or is addicted. Gang members outpace law enforcement two to one. America is last (24th) among industrialized nations academically, with a one-third dropout rate. According to UC Santa Barbara research, the life time cost of one high school dropout is $392,000. Multiply that by 1.3 million dropouts, and the annual cost is about $500 billion. Add public sector costs for physical and mental health care, the justice system, traffic deaths at $1.4 million each, homelessness, incarceration et al, and the economic cost is well over $1 trillion a year ... for a preventable disease. Nothing in modern history compares in terms of death, destruction, pain, suffering and economic cost; and nothing offers a greater opportunity to save lives and tax dollars. Yet, it isn’t even on the Republican radar. Why not?

Marijuana causes physical changes in the developing brain for anyone under 25. It causes psychotic breaks leading to horrific crimes and suicide, mental illness, addiction, suicide, birth defects, cancer, and traffic deaths. Over 50% of arrestees test positive for pot. It is a gateway to crime, homelessness, academic failure, lost productivity and other drugs. It is tied directly to the pandemic of 144 overdose deaths every day from heroin and opioids. But overdose isn’t the only cause of death, nor the only adverse outcome. Today’s nuclear powered pot is very dangerous and can be lethal.

As to the State’s rights for “medical marijuana”, I challenge anyone, including the President, to define what is meant by the term. Marijuana is a fat-soluble complex drug with somewhere between 500 and 750 chemicals and cannabinoids. The potency (i.e. THC content) today ranges from 25% (+/-) in smoked form, 50 to 80% in edibles and almost 100% in oils and waxes used for dabbing and vaping.

CBD (cannabidiol), often called “medical marijuana”, is a non-psychoactive component that has medical benefits for some, but not all. Calling CBD “medical marijuana” is analogous to calling penicillin “medical moss”. To allow states to call pot “medicine” and consumers “patients” so the federal government won’t enforce the law is an outrage.

California doesn’t want or need any more out-of-state drug dealers. What we do need is for the Republican Party to step up and support AG Sessions and enforce the law. If neither party is going to protect the people, it begs the question ..... why do we need government at all?