The state of California is known for their conservation and environmental acumen. But some are challenging that there is one species that has gone unprotected for far too long: The California Conservative. The recent controversies in the state because of their efforts to block President Trump’s agenda may just be rescuing this species from extinction.
Most people believe that California is a homogeneous voting block in step with a progressive liberal agenda. But a different side may be rising. The new tide started to rise in Los Alamitos when their city council voted to opt out of the state’s sanctuary law. They were followed by Orange County, who voted to join the U.S. Department of Justice in challenging the sanctuary city laws. Their decision was joined by the city of Escondido and now San Diego County will also join the ranks of this federal lawsuit. There will be more municipalities to follow.
Many people see California as leading the way in art, influence, ideas, style and entertainment. But they also lead the way with high state tax, high gas tax, high costs of living and housing, an out of control homeless problem in urban areas. They are at the top of declining test scores in schools, increasingly inaccessible and cost-prohibitive health care, and many of their major cities often appear on lists of the least-livable cities in the U.S.
This has all happened as a majority of Democrats have presided over a tragic decline in virtually every statistic and has championed expensive and detrimental ideas such as the multi-state tax, a failing high speed rail project and the most recent sanctuary state status.
Peggy Grande, author of “The President Will See You Now” and a former executive assistant to president Ronald Reagan from 1989 – 1999, wrote this for an article on the Fox News website.
“Surprising, but true, there actually are conservatives in California, but we have been silenced and powerless far too long and now are finding an unlikely alliance with common sense Democrats who feel abandoned by their party and realize it no longer represents them.
It appears those in power here who have championed policies that continue to steer California further and further left may now have overplayed their hand. And the backlash has begun, with no end in sight.”