Kenneth Dickson on the Race for the 36th Senate District

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SD Rostra invited the Republican candidates competing in the 36th State Senate District race (succeeding Dennis Hollingsworth) to submit a guest column.  The commentaries have been posted in the order received prior to the deadline. Candidate submissions received after the original postings will be added as they come in, but in no case will any additional columns be added if …

Jay La Suer on Jeff Stone’s Race for the 36th Senate District

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SD Rostra invited the Republican candidates competing in the 36th State Senate District race (succeeding Dennis Hollingsworth) to submit a guest column.  The commentaries have been posted in the order received prior to the deadline. Candidate submissions received after the original postings will be added as they come in, but in no case will any additional columns be added if …

FRIDAY: Important decision on Private Property Rights… Please Speak Up!

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See the guest column by Randy Lenac below… Editor’s note… It has been a nearly invisible process to most people in San Diego County, yet may ultimately have a tremendous impact on the right of the citizens to be safe in their knowledge that government can’t simply violate the basic tenet of private property rights.  The decision will answer the …

The California Human Rights Amendment

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The California Human Rights Amendment Endorsed by the California Republican Assembly www.CaliforniaHumanRightsAmendment.com Guest Column by Mary Kuper Did you ever think we’d have to define marriage in California?! Now through the California Human Rights Amendment (CHRA) we are defining when life and human rights begin. The CHRA will amend the California Constitution and define personhood based on human rights commencing …

Ed Herrera’s thoughts on Roger Hedgecock’s dismissal from CV Forum

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Regarding last night’s candidate forum ongoings in Chula Vista and the “booting” of emcee Roger Hedgecock, SD Rostra asked Ed Herrera, president and CEO of the Chula Vista Civic Association, if he might consider submitting his take on the evening.  We are pleased that Mr. Herrera was able to respond so quickly with the following, as a SD Rostra guest …

Guest Column on UCSD: History is too easily forgotten

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The following was submitted in response to a prior post on the recent controversy at UCSD, entitled “The UCSD Overreaction & the Death of Free Speech.” Mr. Schwartz responds to the italicized portions of that first article… Guest Column by Michael Schwartz “The party was obviously meant to be funny although the theme was definitely in poor taste.” That the …

Fair and open competition is a core American value

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Chula Vistans will vote on the Fair and Open Competition Ordinance as part of the June 8, 2010 statewide primary election. For more on the ordinance, visit http://fairnessforchulavista.com/  The following was submitted to SD Rostra as a guest commentary… Guest Column by Hon. Larry Breitfelder Fair and open competition is not a slogan or a political tactic. It is a …

Brian Jones on the Race for the 77th Assembly District

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Each of the currently announced four Republican candidates for AD 77 was invited to submit a guest column to SD Rostra.  This is the fourth submission.  Click here for all the 77th AD candidate statements and posts on the race. — by Brian Jones My name is Brian W. Jones and I am running for the Republican nomination for State …

Christine Rubin on the Race for the 77th Assembly District

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Each of the currently announced Republican candidates for AD 77 was invited to submit a guest column to SD Rostra.  This is the second submission.  Click here for all the 77th AD candidate statements and posts on the race. — by Christine Rubin It is obvious that California is broken. It is also obvious to anyone that cares about our …

Richard Bailey on the Race for the 77th Assembly District

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Each of the currently announced Republican candidates for AD 77 was invited to submit a guest column to SD Rostra.  This is the first of what we hope is four parts.  Click here for all the 77th AD candidate statements and posts on the race. — by Richard Bailey The State Assembly District 77 race to replace Joel Anderson has …

Chula Vista Watch: A Special Endorsement

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by Hon. Larry Breitfelder Recently I shared with you two endorsements that are very special to me.  Supervisor Ron Roberts for (among other things) his extraordinary accomplishments in governmental reform at the County and Former Chula Vista Police Chief Bill Winters for his legacy of personal integrity and always putting the public interest ahead of the selfish special interest agendas that are so influential …

If I only had a brain…

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A brilliant piece of commentary, in which San Diego News Room Founder David King quotes an Al Pacino character, knows that his dog Milhouse is more certain than the Labor Council , and asks, “With its only meaningful content coming from op-ed pieces, how is the U-T any different from a blog?”  (SD Rostra will take that part as a …

Guest Column by Veritas: Response to Jerry Sanders & the Defense of Gay Marriage

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Readers are reminded that each blog posting is the opinion of the individual author, not necessarily shared by the other site authors or administrators.  There is no predetermined or decided “SD Rostra Opinion” on any one subject.  Rostra is open to considering guest column submissions and opposing viewpoints on this issue, as well as any other. GUEST COLUMN  by VERITAS …

Disorder In the Courts —- Analysis by Judge Larry Stirling (ret)

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Guest Column by Larry Stirling, former State Assemblyman, State Senator and Superior Court Judge ——————————— “For the first time in our history, the courts of our state have been ordered to close for budget reasons, something that did not happen even during the great depression. The judiciary is in a state of crises.” — San Mateo Superior Court Judge Mark …

Matt Friedman’s Statement on the 53rd Congressional Seat

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The third of three parts.  To see the other CA-53 candidate statements provided to SD Rostra in the last couple of days, as well as the several comments posted, click here. By Matt Friedman My journey in this campaign began in July of 2008.  Along with millions of Americans, I realized our collective livelihood was under attack from Congress, a …

Mason Weaver’s Statement on the Congressional Race CA-53

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SD Rostra has invited each of the GOP candidates hoping to run against Congresswoman Susan Davis to share their thoughts with us.  Here is the first statement… By Mason Weaver Our government was ordained and established by free, self-governing people to secure order and provide general protection while we provide for our families. Our history is that of the people …

Term Limits Is A Republican Issue – We Should Support Them For County Supes

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San Diego Rostra Guest Column by Jon Fleischman If some local public employee unions were to place on the ballot a decrease in the county sales tax, first and foremost I would be stunned.  But then I would sign on board and work (apparently in a bipartisan fashion) to reduce the size of government, and increase liberty and freedom for …