Folly and the San Diego County Republican Party

Eric Andersen Eric Andersen 12 Comments

This is not a religious post but it seems apropos here. “As a dog returns to his vomit, so fools repeat their folly.” – Proverbs 26:11 Almost on cue Darrell Issa told CBS Wednesday, “If the President calls and says will you serve your country, the answer always is … you will.” While I’m not surprised at the opportunism of the …

Direct Democracy

Michael Allman and ‘Direct Democracy’

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“When I am elected to Congress, I am going to vote on issues the way my constituents tell me to vote …” – Michael Allman, Candidate for the 52nd Congressional District. Allman hopes to bring his success from the tech world to the 52nd Congressional District by implementing a political “operating system” dependent upon the will of the majority. Absent …

AB 2943 and the Cutting Down of the First Amendment

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The painting is of Sir Thomas More’s daughter saying goodbye to her father. More was beheaded by King Henry after refusing to acknowledge the State as Supreme Head of the Church of England and refusing to approve the annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon. “And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned around on you–where …

On Republics and Sanctuary Cities

Eric Andersen Eric Andersen 15 Comments

As a Republican, I don’t particularly enjoy siding with Governor Brown on an issue let alone on one as emotionally charged as sanctuary cities. Not sure our reasoning was the same but to his credit he took Senator Kevin DeLeon’s SB54 and with encouragement from the California Police Chiefs Association multiplied DeLeon’s exclusions twelvefold, from 65 crimes to 800. My oath …

Chula Vista Republicans Advocate for Tax Increase

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Two Republican Chula Vista City Council Members, Mike Diaz and John McCann, have opposed the San Diego County Republican Party and are advocating a sales tax increase. Let me get this straight. Despite nearly seven out of ten American firefighters being volunteer, and despite California firefighters being paid 60 percent more than the other 49 states (CA median income is …