The Republicans hardly offered an irresistable alternative to the ultra-Left, progressive candidate Gavin Newsom who was ultimately elected to the the governor's office in Sacramento but that is cold comfort to those of us in California who work for a living, believe in self sufficiency, and hold that the success of America and California will never come from the offices of Sacramento or Washington. Newsom outlined why this state, already beset with corruption and incompetence in our Courts, Legislature and Executive took another step down on the Democrat path to predictable failure for the once great, late state of California. Newsom cited California's success, wealth, and status as 'too big to fail' in cringeworthy crowing of his crowning. Too harsh? Read on and I'll tell you why not by half.
CALIFORNIA, TOO BIG TO FAIL?
Well, with classic Nancy Pelosi, 'You have to pass a bill to find out what's in it ...' credibility Newsom passes off another Democrat/progressive lie that Californians and America will rue. California is teetering on the precipice of resource depletion, death by a thousand taxes, and an overheated real estate market that will melt the supports sustaining our 5th largest in the world economy. He doesn't stop there. Newsom warns us surreptitiously that going forward HE will promote the demise through grandiose schemes to create Utopia, Shangri La in California ... for ALL the people of the planet! The Ginsu Knife hawkers have nothing on Newsom in the world of, '... but wait, there's more!' and the disappointment for both is predictable. Like the knife of late night commercials, the Democrat plan pushed by Newsom is a classic case of the price tag belying the real quality of the product. The fundamental flaw in Newsom's claim that California is 'too big to fail' (implying success guaranteed) is that businesses and government are not nearly the same. America survives as a civilization on our banks, manufacturers, and businesses. America survives in spite of our Government.
CALIFORNIA IS THE TREND SETTER FOR THE REST OF AMERICA?
Just when you thought there was no more of your intelligence for Gavin Newsom to insult here come's this jewel of a slap in the face. To begin, California is not operating as a success today. Our infrastructure is a shambles (for the 5th largest economy on Earth), our cities are covered in excrement and hordes of derelicts and criminals, and our people are living under restrictions and rationing of the very necessaries that sustain life. But even if you discount those and point to the bright spots of life in California, which I will be the first to agree are many and significant the fact remains that the rest of the 50 states don't share our climate, our cache, and our momentum that continues to preserve, even as we plummet our standard of living. Can you imagine raising West Virginia or South Dakota or New Mexico on the Democrat regime of California alone? You'd have to be huffing what Gavin Newsom is high on to form that vision.
California didn't get great on socialism and open borders. California history reports a more gritty and often hard core ascent that in retrospect should at least have America considering would California be as great if it had begun as a Sacramento Democrat principality? Certainly we do well to strive for a more refined, civilized and just California as the fact is undeniable that California owes its greatness not only to the visionaries, the ruthless, and serendipity but to the hard work of faithful Americans who after the heady euphoria of 'gold rushes' abate knuckle down and create their own successes that come together to make California's success. Gavin Newsom, the Democrats and those who clammer for 'more free stuff' are not even 'also rans' in this race.
WHAT IS THE VALUE OF SOVEREIGNTY?
California, the sovereign state is on the cusp of capitulation to political cynicism. Start from the certainty that the Founding Fathers did not write a suicide pact in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and you cannot escape that WE must be a distinct and identifiable entity and not some nebulous, all inclusive, borderless state of slaves awaiting the next tide of tyrants to arrive to rule us. Math does not matter to Newsom and his ilk but the arithmetic does not lie, there is only so much California, so much America to go around. The reality is that the World, first and foremost must pull itself up by its own bootstraps and foreign intervention, charity from abroad (read: America) and the artsy, fartsy message of the poem, monetized to fund the Statue of Liberty, "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses ..." is no scripture for a sovereign people to follow if they are to survive.
The bottom line is that the nations of the other continents must be realized for their potential by their own, at home. The reality is that when America, California commit to take an unregulated mass of problem cases to rehabilitate and form into U.S. grade, productive citizens in the shape of Americans committed to the vision of Our Founding Fathers all that IS America is put at peril. The moral imperative here is 'tough love' and the integrity of America is demonstrated in our humility in eschewing claims of 'too big to fail' and pretending that as long as we elect Democrats, progressives, and liberals of the stipe that has come to define California politically can change the world. The world will eat our lunch while we sit in our ivory towers congratulating ourselves on how Newsom we are.