California’s state of affairs leaves little to write home about

BY RYAN YOUNG

The sunny weather, the waves crashing on the shore,  the smell of hot dogs at a baseball game—what could possibly be wrong with California? While California is a nice place to live in terms of the weather, that is literally the only benefit.

 

Right now the state of California is being sued by the federal government and 13 other states for obstructing justice and allowing illegal immigrants to roam free and commit crimes with little to no punishment.

 

Governor Jerry Brown recently pardoned five convicted illegal immigrants. These immigrants were not innocent family members trying to provide a better life for themselves and their family; instead, they were convicted of horrible crimes such as assault, kidnapping, robbery, drug dealing and abusing their families. Governor Brown, in an effort to remain popular with the open-border leftists, has now threatened the lives of all inhabitants of California, by putting the lives of convicted criminals above those he was sworn to protect.

 

Not far behind Governor Brown is Libby Schaaf, the mayor of Oakland, who warned the entire Bay Area of an impending Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation. Schaaf prevented ICE from deporting hundreds of convicted criminals who were hiding in California. Not only did she obstruct justice, but she threatened the lives of ICE agents who were tasked with confronting and preventing future crimes.

 

The level of lawlessness taking place in California is unimaginable. State laws prevent local police from cooperating with ICE officials and force all employers to warn their employees if ICE makes a request for paperwork.

 

Many people in California believe that what President Trump is doing is racist and that he is comparing immigrants to criminals, but what is being forgotten is that if you enter America illegally, it is in fact a crime.

 

Currently, counties in California are also standing up to the state’s sanctuary policy. Orange County recently voted unanimously to join President Trump’s lawsuit against California’s sanctuary policies.

 

“We cannot let the state begin cherry-picking which federal laws it decides to follow,” Orange County board supervisor Shawn Nelson said at a March 7 public meeting. “As supervisors of this county, we all took oaths to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States and bear true faith and allegiance to it against all enemies.”

 

With the state fighting internally and against the country, it is only a matter time before all hell breaks loose, and sanctuary policies are not the only downfall of California.

 

With liberal ideals and philosophies controlling the state, it must be a good place to live, right?

 

Wrong.

 

California’s income tax rate for the wealthy is the highest in the nation, yet California has the highest poverty rate in America. Not only does California have the highest income tax rate, but it has the highest sales tax, and the state of California has been ranked the worst state for business for 12 years in a row.

 

California also has the highest gas tax in the nation and continually increases registration fees for drivers, yet California’s roads are ranked 49th in quality, while traffic is ranked the worst in the country.

 

The fact of the matter is California has been taken over by liberal agendas and illogical reasoning. It has become virtually impossible to raise a family, buy a house or have any extra spending money here.

 

Since Trump became president, the majority of elected officials in California have done everything in their power to stop him from establishing the rule of law. The state has threatened to secede from the union and form their own “socialist paradise” of high taxes and open borders.

 

Many Californians have had enough of their state being taken over with liberal agendas that have only crippled the state and caused devastation. A movement to form a new state and break away from California has emerged. The “New California” state has received support from people all across the country. With 37 of the 58 counties in California approved to join the state, and with the possibility of a California three-state initiative being put on the 2018 ballot, conflict will soon ensue.