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AB 890: ENDS Local Citizen Ballot Measures

AB 890: ENDS Local Citizen Ballot Measures

. . By Stephen Frank This may be the worst piece of legislation for the rights of self government, ever.  This is what the bill does: “In the name of environmental protection, this measure could bring to a halt most citizens’ initiative efforts at the local level. How do they engineer this audacious power grab? […]

California cuts taxes, restores 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th Amendments.

California cuts taxes, restores 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th Amendments.

“It’s time to take our cause to the people,” said the Governor, who in his first term supported a major tax increase but since then has been urging the State Legislature, without success, to make tax cuts. “Californians pay higher taxes than workers in any other Western state and we have one of the highest income […]

SB 640 by Hertzberg: $123 BILLION Tax Increase—NOT a Typo

SB 640 by Hertzberg: $123 BILLION Tax Increase—NOT a Typo

. . By Stephen Frank SB 640 by Hertzberg would force you to pay a sales tax on your divorce proceedings, shoe repair, tax preparation by a CPA.  In total, Hertzberg—claiming to be a moderate Democrat, wants to raise $123 Billion in NEW taxes every year.  Imagine if he was a liberal, this bill more […]

Understanding Citizens Editorial Board selections

Understanding Citizens Editorial Board selections

  By Tom Dunn  .  . The Ventura County Star is changing its citizens editorial board review overseeing letters to the editor. The purpose is to have citizens help management at the Star decide which letters to the editor should be published.  The county of Ventura is fairly large and diverse, therefore you would think a cross section […]

Commentary: Media bias leans left

Commentary: Media bias leans left

On a parallel planet, we would see Fact News on the Trump front, with headlines such as: President swings sharp ax at budget waste Trump targets terror with Muslim vetting Trump tax cuts aimed at growth, keeping companies in America As Trump wall plans rise, illegal flood recedes Meanwhile, here on Earth, mainstream websites, newspapers, […]

The Elephant We Know: The Real Issue Behind The Healthcare Debate

The Elephant We Know: The Real Issue Behind The Healthcare Debate

    By Mike Smith Political leaders cannot morally indict citizens in any way without risking backlash from their constituents. This is our silent elephant in the national healthcare debate, and for everyone. It is also the single biggest dilemma for both parties, particularly the GOP, which has in Obamacare a ticking time bomb that […]

A serious climate opportunity: Why does government refuse to do the one thing that would help our forests and climate?

A serious climate opportunity: Why does government refuse to do the one thing that would help our forests and climate?

  . By Greg Walcher For years, politicians have waged war on coal, stifled oil and gas production, and advocated carbon taxes and other extreme measures to reduce carbon dioxide, while ignoring one of the most important things they could do to help. It reminds me of my own lifelong battle with weight and the […]

Faith Community’s Support Sought for Ventura Council’s Homeless Shelter?    You’re being played

Faith Community’s Support Sought for Ventura Council’s Homeless Shelter?    You’re being played

By Paul D. White   Ventura churches, don’t be fooled into supporting the City Council’s new homeless shelter plan. It is neither Christian nor compassionate, and will benefit neither the homeless nor our community. EVERY attempt by the City Council to elicit your approval of this project is total deceit on their part. The Council […]

Conserving Conservatism

Conserving Conservatism

    By Mike Smith America’s leftists have fully arrived where their beliefs have gotten them. So the toughest work of conservatives is already done. But the goal of conservatives is not to convert leftists to the Right; the goal is to restore our identity before it disappears forever. The days of bleeding-heart conservatism must […]

Ventura Homeless Subcommittee presentation 3-9-17

Ventura Homeless Subcommittee presentation 3-9-17

By Paul D. White Here is a 6 minute presentation I gave to the Ventura Homeless Sub-committee yesterday (3/9/17).  It contrasts the Rescue Mission’s program with what the city of Ventura is trying to do, and urges the Council to get a proposal from John Saltee, the Mission’s Director. The contrast between the Mission’s program and […]