Second amendment rights are important. They are important because they are rights granted to us by the Constitution, from the very inception of our nation. For years now liberal progressives have sought to chip away at those rights. Christine Rubin, candidate for State Assembly in the 77th District, has recently declared publicly in the Family Values Voter Guide that she is in favor of the registration of those who own firearms. How does this make Rubin anything other than an anti-second-amendment-liberal?
This disturbs me, but I am more disturbed by the disingenuousness of Rubin. If you listen to her stump speech she makes a big show of her conservative credentials. When you are in favor of degrading the rights of Americans to own a gun, without the watchful eyes of the government, there is no way to honestly portray yourself as a conservative.
We have seen what happens when a liberal, all dressed up as a conservative, is elected. The result is that you have a conservative district that has an elected official who governs like a Democrat. At this critical juncture, the state of California cannot afford to lose any Assembly seat. Rubin has raised very little money, yet has put over $58,000 of her own money into this race, trying to buy the seat. Her own answers to the questions of the Family Values Voter Guide tell us that she is liberal on gun rights and that she is liberal on hate crimes legislation. I believe that this is a good indication that she is what she appears to be: a liberal.
Jim Kelly is a Grossmont Union High School District Trustee