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Don’t stop believing

Some of you may have heard, and some may not have heard, but there is political news now in the making.  Several weeks ago I decided to enter the race in the Republican primary to be the next Governor of the State of California.    The reason for this is very simple.  After spending this past year crisscrossing this state and traveling up and down the west coast it has become apparent that the entrenched bureaucracy in Sacramento needs new leadership.  It is amazing to me that many politicians make excuses or cite legal reasons why nothing can be done to save our farmers and our economy.  I cannot stand by another election and just hope for change.

So as we start 2010 I have formed a grassroots campaign staff.  Currently it is comprised completely of volunteers.  These are average Californians who are suffering under the oppression of the fat cat political machines that have become accustomed to destroying the wealth of our families, sending our jobs out of state, and constantly offering tax increase after tax increase to solve our problems.  This nonsense must stop here and it must stop now.

It is time for California to elect one of the people for Governor.  Someone who can bring together all of those individuals and businesses who continue to struggle under the weight of a overregulatory legislature that cares nothing for the people they serve, but only does the bidding of foreign interests who want to undermine our freedoms and eliminate our rights.

I’m not ignoring the problem.  I’m going to solve it.  By the time I’m finished California will be fully employed and prosperous again.  Real estate values will increase, taxes will be lower, energy costs will go down, and the budget will be balanced.  I will do this by returning to the limited government and fiscal responsibility that made us number one in education, number one in economic prosperity, and number one in leadership in this country.  We will turn our water back on, restore our agricultural sector, strengthen our borders, increase the exploration and development of fossil fuels, and stay committed to our core family values.  Please join my team to make California great again. 

You can visit my campaign site naritelli2010.com for more details on the major issues facing our state and how I plan to solve them.  It will not be easy but if we all work together we will turn this state around and return it to the greatness it once had under Ronald Reagan.  We will reduce taxes and regulations across the board, bring jobs back to our state, and hold accountable those who have tried to undermine our freedoms with false science and environmental extremism. 

I will not tolerate duplicity and deception in our legislature, nor in my own party.  My current opponents have supported Al Gore and Barbara Boxer.  They have funded the Democratic party and have not even voted in the last decade.  The people of this state deserve better.  The people of this state deserve a leader who will stand up for values and principles that made our country great.  I ask all of you to give me a fair evaluation and choose me to be the next Governor of this great state.    

God bless all of you and don’t stop believing!

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Rains soak California, drought ends, snowpack returns.

Over the past few weeks California has felt the positive effects of warmer temperatures as tropical moisture mixed with a seasonal cold front to end the drought across the state.  Snowpacks increased across the Sierras and moderate rains soaked the land from San Diego to Shasta.

It has happened just in time for water restrictions to be lifted for the upcoming growing season.  As commissions begin to rule against fish intake valve concerns some sanity can start coming back to our markets. 

In Carlsbad, CA environmental groups tried to claim false concerns about sea creatures getting caught in intake valves to stop a local desalinization plant.  Filtration and intake systems do not endanger species.  However, the process of purifying water does require a filter so the purpose of a desal plant is to make sure nothing gets through.  Does it cause species to go extinct?  Absolutely not.

By keeping the water restrictions high and supplies low the government is driving up water rates across the state, even without a natural drought.  This same policy is being applied to our electricity supplies as the water crisis is used to justify dismantling dams that generate clean, cheap, hydroelectric power.  As California’s resources are squandered the government goes deeper and deeper into debt, taxing the people more and more each day with rate increases, fees, and regulations. 

The economic impact continues.  Less and less money is made available to the private sector.  Total tax receipts decrease because economic activity slows to a crawl.  This then fuels higher deficits until the government goes bust once the wealth of the people is gone.  But a simple solution is at hand.  If only our Governor and President would act.

As the Obama Administration tries to figure out ways to create new jobs, it fails to recognize that its own socialist government controls are eliminating  jobs and wealth on a massive scale.  The nonsense leftist idealogues who think making a profit is a bad thing are about to find out what happens when you continuously lose the taxpayers money. 

If the leaders of our nation were strong they would end the water restrictions turn the pumps on, fill the reservoirs, guarantee ten times more than the 5% allocation at a minimum, and let the economy flow.  Once the water guarantees are in place the banks can loan on the land, this will spur agribusiness activity, employ more workers, and bring value back to our real estate.  A simple solution which only requires a common sense approach to the problem and not mountains of debt.

This simple solution only requires one thing.  Political leaders standing up to the false claims of environmental organizations and the foreign interests who run them.  The people already know the truth, and it isn’t inconvenient at all.  We will stop the command and control policies of Obama’s tyrants and czars.  Lisa Jackson of the EPA does not have the authority to give President Obama dictatorial power.  If they continue to try to overturn our Declaration of Independence and Constitution, we will hold them accountable for the damage they are creating.  

Indeed the water crisis in California, is just a small sample of the command and control philosophies of the environmental police state.  In a recent 60 minutes interview one of the Delta Smelt’s advocates actually made this comment:  “don’t plant crops that have to have water every year.”  If there is anyone on this earth that knows how to plant crops that can go one year with water then one year without then you will have a great career working for the tyrants in Washington, DC and Sacramento, CA.  Until then it is time for the people of this state to stand up against the bureaucrats who are intentionally destroying our farms, jobs, and real estate values.  In 2010 we will take our country back from the politicians who are as corrupt as corruption can be. 

California has enough water for everyone.  It is corrupt politicians who want to bankrupt small businesses across the state who need to be made extinct.  They are the new endangered species.  California’s people will make sure of that in the next election.

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Department of Water Resources announcement. Tighter water restrictions, government’s drought to continue.

The following release (below photo) was issued by the bureaucrats who have decided to use the government to bankrupt family farms and raise water rates across the state under the fraudulent excuse of saving the fish.    

These very low estimates of future water supplies reflect the ongoing and increasing impact of the federal restrictions on pumping water through the Delta.  Last year at this time DWR’s initial allocation was 15 percent.  This year, the state and federal reservoirs are higher than they were last year and Northern California has received 90 percent of its normal precipitation, yet DWR’s allocation is only five percent.  The reason for this reduction has a lot to do with the limitations on moving water and the fact that the additional restrictions that were imposed on behalf of the salmon (not an endangered species) are taking full effect for the first time this year.  

So the water is cut off for a fish we serve in every restaurant in the country; a fish that is farmed.  This is outright tyranny. 

The government is continuing to use its authority to intentionally depress real estate values, raise water rates, and raise electric rates across the state.  They will continue to reduce supplies of basic necessities to wipe out generations of wealth.  All Californians will be effected.  

It is time to investigate the corruption in our government agencies starting with DWR Director Lester A. Snow.  See his quote below where he actually blames a non-existent drought for the complete mismanagement of our water systems by the Schwarzenegger Administration.  It is time to get rid of the negligent bureaucrats who have embraced Marxism, the global warming fraud, and the climate change hoax.  They are either insensitive or ignorant of the financial impacts of this announcement.  

property values drop from government water restrictions

Sacramento, Calif. December 1, 2009 – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced an initial allocation of five percent of total contracted water deliveries to the State Water Project (SWP) contractors for 2010. Five percent is the lowest initial allocation percentage since the SWP began delivering water in 1967. 

“The Legislature took a major step forward earlier this month to address the state’s water needs by heeding Governor Schwarzenegger’s call and passing the most comprehensive water package in California history,” said DWR Director Lester A. Snow. “Nevertheless, on the heels of a three-year drought, we need to prepare now so that we have adequate water supplies for homes, farms and businesses.” 

The previous low for an initial allocation as a percentage of SWP contractors’ requests was 10 percent in 1993, but that number was increased to 100 percent during the year as supply conditions improved. The initial figure for 2009 of 15 percent was increased to a final allocation of 40 percent in May. 

The historical average of final SWP allocations as a percentage of initial requests over the past 10 years has been 68 percent. 

The initial allocation is a very conservative estimate of what DWR expects it can deliver as a percentage of SWP contractors’ initial requests for contracted water deliveries for a calendar year. 

This year, the contractors have requested 100 percent of the maximum contractual amount allowed — 4,171,996 acre-feet. While the initial 2010 allocation is only five percent of that amount, actual deliveries are expected to increase during the year once actual hydrologic and water supply conditions are known. SWP contractors provide water to more than 25 million California residents and more than 750,000 acres of farmland. 

The initial allocation figure reflects the low carryover storage levels in the state’s major reservoirs, ongoing drought conditions and federally mandated environmental restrictions on water deliveries from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to protect endangered fish species in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. 

The Department of Fish and Game’s most recent survey indexes indicate that all four Delta pelagic fish species (Delta smelt, Longfin smelt, Striped bass and Threadfin shad) are at their lowest-ever population levels. 

DWR will continue to monitor water supply conditions and drought impacts to identify any necessary supplemental response actions this year and will move aggressively to plan for a potentially dry 2010 in coordination with other state, federal and local agencies and the water community. 

The announcement is part of the Department’s effort to implement Gov. Schwarzenegger’s Drought Executive Order (S-06-08) directing DWR to help local water districts and agencies proactively address these conditions.

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Farming California – Trying to survive the Terminator

Here in America we live in a land of plenty.  Our land is so rich that it only takes water to create bountiful harvests for our holiday tables.  When we sit down to feast on that last Thursday in November it is important to gives thanks for the valuable abundance produced by the people of our state.

With the drought affecting the west side of the Central Valley, farmers are trying to survive with their remaining crops on the east side.  Those who are not fortunate enough to have east side water, are dried up right out of business.  Now, with new releases from the Friant Dam, east side groves have become the next target of environmental extremists trying to destroy our land.

Before new water restrictions are imposed, it is important to see some of the benefits to our economy provided by our agricultural sector.  This is where it all starts.  This is where our food comes from.  Harvest time in Central California, means jobs, but only if you had water for your crop.

Jeremy Freitas of Freitas Farms describes harvest time in the walnut groves of his family’s agricultural business.

When we water walnuts we create a win win situation.  The crops produced increase wealth for many families who work our land. 

These are good people.  Hard working Americans who dedicate themselves to feeding the world.  And, as Jeremy describes, after the machine harvest the remaining nuts are shared with neighbors and friends throughout the community. 

These are the people who make our country free.  These are the people who make our country great.  These are the people who create jobs with water.  Without water, walnuts will wither.  Jobs then disappear.  One small grove generates employment for many workers, vendors, truckers, and corporations.

Our farming community is the most ecologically sound segment of our society.  The people here do everything known to man to preserve our environment and maximize the sun’s energy.  They generate more energy with their crops than any solar panel or windmill in existence.  The food grown here increases output at every stage of production.  Farmers are masters at capturing the sun’s energy and turning it into carbohydrates and proteins. 

Here Jeremy shows us a silage corn field that produces feed for dairy cattle.  The milks and butters necessary for holiday cooking come from corn-fed dairy cows.   

There is an art to this science.  Everything is measured.  It is essential to follow efficient practices in order to maximize the farm’s output.  Free market competition forces the family farmer to keep his land well-ordered.  Every inch of land is maximized for greatest efficiency.

So how many ears of corn do you get from each stalk?  Six to seven-foot tall stalks 6 inches apart fill thousands of acres of corn fields across our country.  Imagine how many ears are needed just to fill our movie theaters with popcorn.

Any environmentalist who supports diverting water away from the farmers is not an environmentalist at all.  They are complete hypocrites who are eliminating green jobs and increasing the costs of our food production.  In addition the dust storms are increasing air pollution.  Dry fields are brown, wet fields are green.

There is a science to irrigating such large acres of land.  Jeremy describes the irrigation systems for a tomato field in the west side of the Central Valley.

These irrigation systems require engineers to design the equipment, vendors to supply the sprinkler heads and pipes, and farmers to operate, maintain and monitor them.  All jobs that come from the wealth of the land as it uses water to produce its increase.

But the jobs do not stop there as the crop must be harvested and brought to market.  How is that done?  Once again Jeremy described the next step in the process that uses water to produce jobs and food for all of California’s families.

If you want to keep our country great.  If you want our state to increase jobs.  If you want to keep your freedoms.  Get involved.  The government of California is still adopting policies to reduce water supplies, drive up water rates, increase our debtexpand government power over our free markets, drive up energy costs, and develop an environmental police state.

The new water bill that has come out of Sacramento and was signed by Governor Schwarzenegger this past week is filled with flaws.  It is proof that bipartisan compromise just creates an endless bureaucracy determined to raise taxes, increase deficits, reduce supplies of basic necessities like water and electricity, and develop a new environmental police state eager to impose fines and penalties for those who just want to survive.  The Governor has failed to stand up for the people.  His attempt to appease his opponents has only created more unelected officials who answer to no one but special interests.

This bill adds $11.1 billion of debt to our state, reduces water supplies, increases rates, and dismantles hydroelectric dams across the Northwest.  California’s electric rates will rise along with the water rates.  This bill flies in the face of economic common sense.

It is time to stop this nonsense.  It is time for California to elect a Governor who is one of the people.  Someone who will represent the people and not the special interests.  Someone who will oppose environmentalists who devalue human life.  Someone who will bring our jobs back, our farms back, and our freedoms back.  In 2010 California will say good-by to the Terminator.  This time he won’t be back.

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California’s people call for investigations into Climate Change Hoax

On Friday, October 30, 2009 California Assemblymember Dan Logue held a hearing in San Diego in a bipartisan effort to investigate the enormous job losses in the state for the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.  The goal was economic reform, and it became very clear that those in attendance unanimously felt that government has become the problem.  Even the members of the legislature agreed as they listened intently to the concerns of the people.

California has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation, said Assemblymember Steve Knight, 15% in some areas, 40% in the Central Valley.  Over-regulation is killing the state’s economy and putting people into food lines.  A September 2009 study by Varshney and Associates found that the direct, indirect, and induced cost to the state from over-regulation is $493 billion.

Attending the meeting from the Legislature were Senator Denise Moreno Ducheny,  Assemblymembers Dan Logue, Joel Anderson, Martin Garrick, Diane Harkey, Steve Knight, and City of San Diego Council Member Carl DeMaio.  They listened to testimony from 2 Business panels composed of 5 members each and community citizens who have been actively involved in the Tea Party movement.

Vince Mudd, Chair of the Chamber Board of Directors, was the first to testify.  He encouraged the legislature to “streamline the permitting process” and “make California more attractive to small business.”  Carl DeMaio emphasized that 93% of the businesses in San Diego are small businesses.  While Cindy Gompper-Graves of the South County Economic Development Corporation described how the “multiple layers of permits and fees were big rocks in the road to success” as regulations and fees hurt small businesses.

Scott Molloy of the Building Industry Association described how his 4th generation business was in jeopardy and the effects are so catastrophic that his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were “rolling over in their graves” as the family enterprises are driven out-of-state or out of business.  This echoed the same concerns of the farmers in the Central Valley as government mandated droughts are wiping out generations of wealth.

Another 3rd generation machine shop owner, Dale Watkins of Sheffield Platers, Inc. told the Legislative Panel that he had to fill out 3 different forms for 3 different agencies and some type of streamlining was in order.  He was followed by Roy Hobbs, representing the San Diego Port Tenants Association, who said the unfriendly regulatory environment has caused chaos in the recreational boating industry.      

Assemblymembers Diane Harkey and Dan Logue described how they went to Nevada to interview businesses that left California and asked them what were the specific reasons for their departure.  “Regulatory abuse” was the most common response according to Diane.  Now with AB 32 and CARB regulations sucking generations of wealth out of California’s small businesses the lawmakers in Nevada, Arizona, and Texas just smile and encourage the progressives in California’s Legislature to just keep doing what they are doing.

Ironically even the Assemblymembers were dismayed at the process as some of them had to leave early so they could fly to Sacramento and check in for a Monday session.  Each of them will then fly back to their districts for the weekend.  They are not allowed to check in electronically or by some other 21st century method.  They were following a regulatory procedure over the legislative process that requires them to unnecessarily spend taxpayer dollars on wasteful, inefficient, time-consuming travel that puts stress on them and their families.  They were all very disenchanted with this requirement.  

Before leaving Assemblyman Martin Garrick noted “we aren’t going to get out of this by taxing and spending.”  He recommended that bills and projects should be allowed to conduct Economic Impact Studies to go along with any Environmental Impact Studies.  A very good idea considering no one even thought of doing an Economic Impact Study on AB 32.

Michael McLaughlin of the California Restaurant Association expressed concerns about water, unnecessary meal and rest breaks, and the ways he was able to self insure his business to achieve substantial reductions in worker’s comp costs.  He was followed by John Kabateck of the National Federation of Independent Businesses and Ann Kinner, a professional mariner and owner of Seabreeze Books and Charts, who shared their concerns about the anti-business policies that were harming all segments of our economy.

The testimony then wrapped up with Bryan Bloom of Priority Moving, Inc. who asked the Assemblymembers why he was being forced to spend over $1 million to upgrade his fleet of vehicles to comply with CARB regulations, and Mark Winiarz of Metrix, Inc. who described how there was more money in saving energy than in producing renewable energy.

Assemblyman Logue expressed concern that some of the majority in the legislature do not care as they have never owned or operated any type of business.  Then he recognized Tea Party Patriots Larry Naritelli and Charles Fettinger. 

Larry pointed out that the economic damage is being caused when the legislature makes laws that are based on the Global Warming Fraud and Climate Change Hoax.  “If you base laws on frauds and hoaxes you will create great damage to our economy that will wipe out generations of wealth across the state.  They better care about what they are doing, because the people are not going to allow them to get away with destroying our jobs and taking away our freedoms.” 

Larry also warned about the economic dangers of alternative energy that costs 20 times more than fossil fuels.  “Solar energy just adds high cost, inefficient energy to the grid.  It causes electric rates to skyrocket by limiting supplies of electricity.” 

Senator Ducheny pointed out that San Diego just received  hundreds of millions of stimulus funds for solar projects.  These systems produce miniscule amounts of energy compared to the same investment in more reliable sources of electricity production and saddle the taxpayers with mountains of debt. 

Charles then encouraged the legislators to bring liberals and conservatives together to stop the progressives who are working against the interests of our economy.  It was a clear indication that there is a bipartisan approach that appeals to both liberals and conservatives.  It is being opposed by progressives who are working for foreign interests.   

Assemblymember Harkey agreed and assured Larry and Charles that the message of the Tea Parties was being heard by all members of the legislature.  They do not want to be known as the ones who destroyed the California economy. 

While it may be too late for that, it is not too late to stop the destruction and rebuild our economy.  AB 32 must be repealed and the California Air Resources Board must be investigated.  Any and all laws based on Climate Change are damaging our people and our freedoms.  Those responsible for the Global Warming Fraud must be held accountable for the damage they have caused. 

Environmental organizations who use false science and foreign propaganda to justify regulations that drive our businesses out-of-state or overseas need to be put under the microscope.  They are not friendly to the environment when they turn our farmland into desert, or mandate inefficient sources of energy.

By the end of the meeting it was clear that there are those in our government who are working for the people, but they are frustrated by those in government who are working against the people.  It is time for us to clearly identify those who are enemies of the people. 

We cannot be complacent anymore.  All were in agreement on this.  “The state doesn’t create wealth, people do!” exclaimed Dan Logue. 

California must become business friendly and soon, as the drain on personal wealth is occurring at a rapid rate.  There can no longer be any delays.  The quickest way to create jobs is to restore the water supplies to the farmers.  Follow that up with a repeal of AB 32 (Cap and Trade), and reduce tax rates across the board.   Encourage the use of efficient fuel sources like diesel, and increase our access to offshore oil supplies. 

By producing electricity with low cost fossil fuels we can increase the supply and lower the cost of everyone’s electric bill.  Turning on the pumps that fill the reservoirs when it rains will stabilize and increase our water supplies, lowering the cost for all.  These pro-growth strategies do not need trillions of dollars of stimulus money.  They just need common sense and the political will to stand up to the eco-tyranny policies of totalitarian progressives.

We can balance the budget and solve all of our economic woes here and now by rejecting the nonsense of socialist government controls masquerading as environmental extremism.  Free markets create wealth and a clean environment.  Big bureaucracy bankrupts business.    

Assemblymember Joel Anderson summed it up.  “It is time to get California working again.”  All of the legislators left with a renewed vigor to carry the message of the people back to Sacramento with them.

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“Not Evil, Just Wrong” – exposing eco-tyranny

Protesting eco-tyranny and big government

Protesting eco-tyranny and big government

On Sunday October 18, 2009 the film “Not Evil, Just Wrong” premiered in town halls around the world. Shunned by Hollywood’s studios, it was distributed by patriots determined to expose the environmentalist war against the human race.

This film is a brilliant contrast to Al Gore’s movie “The Inconvenient Truth.” Exposing the flaws of Mr. Gore’s pseudo science, it depicts an emotional look at the total economic devastation of the Global Warming/Climate Change Hoax along with other misguided extremist policies of the environmental movement.

The most telling of which are the bans against DDT which have allowed malaria to spread across Africa and other Third World nations. Environmental extremists are depicted defending this policy to save birds while untold millions die from malaria.

The film shows heavy spraying of DDT across the US in the 1940’s and 50’s. Swimming pools full of children are being covered in clouds of DDT. There was no mention of any after effects and the scenes are represented to be from film archives of the actual sprayings.

In the 1960’s DDT was blamed for endangering the bald eagle, the National bird of the United States. Since the ban in 1972 the bald eagle has recovered and is no longer endangered, so the debate on DDT continues and people are still dying of malaria around the world.

Of course we have also had the Clean Air Acts which have removed most toxic pollutants from the atmosphere and designated Carbon Dioxide as the clean air. Removal of these toxins also helped the eagles to thrive.

In fact the United States has the cleanest air of any industrialized country. By only venting greenhouse gases we keep our atmosphere clean. Both Carbon Dioxide and water vapor are the major emissions from our power plants and industries. So what is the real reason for Cap and Trade? The negative economic effects are catastrophic.

The people have awakened.

The people have awakened.

This was depicted by following a young family whose future is tied to the coal industry. It was an emotional journey as the young mother tried to appeal to the architect of this fraud, Nobel Prize winner Al Gore. She left her very humble dwelling and drove to Mr. Gore’s mansion with a hand written letter to the Academy Award winner who is actively trying to eliminate her husband’s job.

The parallels to the people in California’s Central Valley were quite eerie. As California suffers 40% unemployment at the hands of corrupt politicians who use the Endangered Species Act to destroy family farms and jobs across the state, the environmental movement is determined to wipe out generations of wealth and turn productive farm land into desert.

Challenging the premise that carbon dioxide is pollution, or that greenhouse gases are bad, or that a warming climate is negative at all, the film presents multiple scholars and academics who completely debunk Mr. Gore’s assertions. In fact it becomes quite clear that the Climate Change Hoax is a cover for total global governance.

As the evidence mounted there was a human focus as the director went right into America’s heartland to show real people who will be affected by the job losses and unemployment caused by the policies of Cap and Trade. This was juxtaposed with interviews of so-called environmentally conscious individuals at a convention who tried to make the case that humans and overpopulation are the greatest threat to our environment.

How they intend to deal with overpopulation is the question. By banning the use of chlorine to purify our water. Impose regulations to protect animals and insects while humans are sent into poverty. Use the government to create food and water shortages worldwide. Eco-tyranny is real, it is happening here, it is happening now.

The real danger to our society is from environmental organizations who rely on propaganda and deceptions to create a global government that controls all economic activity.  They are no different from the progressive groups that used eugenics to justify their efforts to create a master race in Europe during the first half of the last century.  Those policies led to genocide unprecedented in human history.

Contrary to the claims of Al Gore’s minions that global warming deniers are just like holocaust deniers.  They are actually warning us of history repeating itself.  Environmentalists are creating a new holocaust with malaria, cholera, and famine.

This film is a must see.

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Tea pot boiling! Needs more water.

Government is the problem.

Government is the problem.

On Saturday October 17, 2009 Tea Party patriots from San Diego gathered to speak out and protest the policies of the Federal government that are wiping out families and businesses across the state.  The people are fighting back against the anti-capitalist forces of the Obama Administration and the Pelosi Congress that are being used to seize land and property from individuals and families. 

Today’s rally was attended by 300 to 400 voters from all political parties.  This was just one of multiple tea parties held today throughout California to bring attention to the water restrictions that have deprived the people of their freedoms and their rights.  Like their historic ancestors, these patriots stood down by the docks, raised the flag, and spoke to preserve our freedoms.  There was no doubt that the crowd was flag waving, honest, hard working Americans who are opposed to the big government, progressives that are selling us out to foreign interests.

The event kicked off with a surprise sketch by an impersonator of SNL’s Tina Fey.  She mocked the big media elite who slobbered over a really inexperienced President who is keeping the water away from our farmers and intentionally damaging our economy.  A President who is adopting policies to eliminate profits and profitable corporations so that government can use the banks to take over everything. 

No where are the President’s misguided policies having a greater negative effect than in the agricultural community of our country’s heartland in Central California.  Here the people are dealing with ridiculous environmental controls over their water that are depressing real estate values, driving up energy costs, creating shortages, and increasing deficits.  It is clear that the Federal Government is causing unnecessary financial damage to the people of California. 

The Endangered Species Act is the basis for this excessive government control as environmental organizations wage a full on assault on the human race.  The water, the dams, and the irrigation systems belong to the people of California not the fish.  These aqueducts, canals, and storage spaces were built with our tax dollars and the tax dollars of our ancestors for our benefit.  The farmers are making the land green, while the environmentalists are turning it brown. 

Indeed they are not only using the ESA to destroy our land, but also pollute our streams.  They try to cover their acts with the claims of false disasters, like Global Warming and Climate Change, that only exist in Hollywood movies.  These false science hoaxes are then used to justify high taxes, caps on energy production, and oppressive policies like turning the water off.

If anyone thinks health care should be in the hands of government, make sure you are certain that government will do no harm.  Make that judgement by listening to the people of California.  As Ronald Reagan said “government is not the solution to our problems, government is the problem.”

Everything Ronald Reagan warned us about is happening right before our eyes.

In the case of the Central Valley and the California water wars, government is more than a problem.  Government has overstepped its authority when it turned off the pumps that fill California’s reservoirs.  The government has put the people in great danger and created water shortages throughout the state.  These shortages are causing double digit inflation in water prices and a complete destruction of 25% of our nation’s food supply.

Eye witness accounts of the complete devastation were presented by California’s people.  It was an honor for me to speak first about the use of the Delta Smelt ruling to drain the San Joaquin reservoir which created this drought. 

Once the farms are forced into bankruptcy the foreign interests will come in and buy up all of our valuable farm land.  The politicians who have betrayed their people must be held accountable for this scheme to strip Americans of their wealth and freedoms.  We need to question the merits of any ESA or Cap and Trade laws that are based only on false science.

Kay O’Hara, a realtor from North San Diego County, spoke next about the effect on real estate here in Southern California as the water restrictions force farmers to destroy their crops in the avocado groves.  This was also described to me when I visited the Central Valley by Jeremy Freitas.  The leaders of our agricultural community throughout the state are affected as the agribusinesses are the backbone of our economy.

Next to speak was Dawn Wildman.  Dawn has led the California Tea Party movement which is completely grass roots without any type of funding from the big political parties.  She spoke about the effort to repeal AB32, California’s Cap and Trade economic restrictions, and she also announced the Protection of Employee Earnings Initiative.  This initiative, when passed, will make it illegal for public employee unions to use member earnings for political reasons.  Following is a summary of the text: 

It will be unlawful to deduct from the wages, or earnings, of any public employee, any amount used for political purposes.

The measure does not prohibit public employees from making donations for political activities, provided those donations are not deducted from the employees’ pay.

So there is a lot of news from this Tea Party.  The Feds are draining our reservoirs and not allowing above ground water storage to be replenished, while using the water restrictions to bankrupt multi-generational farms.  A grassroots organized effort to repeal Cap and Trade is spreading.  The Protection of Employee Earnings Initiative was announced.  Although these were extremely newsworthy events, there was little coverage by the mainstream media.

The Tea Party movement is a real force to be reckoned with and cannot be ignored by the political parties any longer.  The people are in an all out revolt against the big government corruption.  It is very clear among the people that their freedoms and rights are being taken away by a government using false science and misleading propaganda. 

Next Sarah Bond warned us of the effort by the government to take away our right to recreational fishing and new taxes on big screen televisions.  Recreational fishing is not harming our environment.  New restrictions on  TV’s will drive up prices even more into a hyper-inflationary environment.  This government is now spiraling out of control as it knows it can get away with anything if it is successful in keeping the water supplies turned off.

The highlight of the day was a brief reminder of the historical importance of our Tea Parties, today’s dates in history, and the transcendence of American patriots from the days of 1776 to today.  It was a truly emotional moment of pride to be one of those who spoke up in our fight to stay free.  From Boston to San Diego we are all proud to be Americans.  Marc Moniz-Stockwell, a Bostonian who is a direct descendant of Revolutionary War heros, shared his historical knowledge with us.

We have learned the lesson of our ancestors.  We will teach our children how to be free.  We will stand up to an overbearing government that takes away our freedoms.  We were raised on Reagan and we honor him today as he reminded us how important our history is to our freedoms.

We need to know our history.  We know who we are.  It became clear that those in attendance on Saturday were well informed.   They knew about the efforts by the UN to impose global controls over the United States.  Laws written outside of our country by those unaccountable to our people cannot be imposed on us without violating our Constitution.  Our national security is being threatened along with our food supply.

Finally, the Tea Party ended with an emotional appeal by Dawn Wildman who described the food lines that were created in the Central Valley by the eco-tyranny policies of our government. 

How is this happening in America?  In the land of Ronald Reagan?  Who is to blame for this? 

Unfortunately it is we the people who have let our guards down.  Complacency is very dangerous in this world.  We have to stand up together.  We can reverse the damage.  We can provide water for all.  We have to stand united against a government run amok, a government that is now waging economic war on its own people.  We will be complacent no more.

 

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