Candidate “A” vs. Candidate “B”
Republicans will be faced with a choice between two conservatives for San Diego County Supervisor D2 next Spring. Who should the GOP endorse “A” or “B”? I think the choice for conservatives is clear. Not only about who should receive the GOP endorsement but about whom is in the best position to win in the General.
Conservative Credentials Both candidates are conservative, but one has a decided edge.
Taxation Without Representation In a 28-1 vote in the 40-member chamber, “A” was the lone Republican to get up from his seat and take the floor amid one of the most severe ethical crises in modern times for the legislature in the nation’s most populous state. At issue should three Democrat Senators facing separate criminal cases receive pay while taking leave of their offices? “A” argued that all three Democrats should not only not receive their pay but be expelled outright. “A” stated it was wrong to receive a salary while facing such serious charges. “A” was the lone Republican in the Senate to leave his seat. The lone Republican to speak and and the lone Republican to take a stand and mirror our founders on a modern day spin of ‘taxation without representation’. Principled. Statewide stage. Courageous.
Civil Asset Forfeiture and Policing for Profit. An owner of a food truck from Northern California traveled to Los Angeles to make a large purchase. He has $10,000 in cash with him – not unusual, given that he operated a cash-based business.
Unfortunately, his $10,000 was taken – by law enforcement. His cash was seized at a drug interdiction stop and, while no illegal drugs were found in his vehicle and he wasn’t charged with a crime, his money was taken under a process called civil asset forfeiture.
Civil asset forfeiture has become particularly lucrative for some cities. To address this growing problem Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, introduced Senate Bill 443 with co-sponsor “A”.
While passing in the Senate it failed in the Assembly 24-44 with nearly unanimous Republican opposition until it was watered down. Property Rights. Statewide stage. Principled. Due Process. Leadership. Courage.
Export-Import Bank Should California taxpayers be looted to provide foreign loans to Kazakhstan for the purchase widgets from General Electric? “A” voted against as it was neither moral nor coherent with free markets. Principled. Property Rights. Anti-Corporate Welfare.
SANDAG Sales Tax Increase Candidate “B” voted against the tax increase while a number of his Republican peers did not. While “B” was not as quick to stand as the Councilwoman from Vista (who literally had two mayors physically restrain her from standing) I give a “well done”. Principled. Property Rights. Limited Government.
Fail: “Poway Mayor Proposes City (taxpayers) Pay for Granny Flats” Government derives its power from the consent of the governed. If an individual lacks authority to take money from his neighbor’s it follows that he also lacks said authority to transfer to government. All this does is move money from where Poway families wish to spend to where the “State” wishes to spend.
Candidate “B’s” plan to use the tax dollars of Poway families to address housing not only ignores the housing shortage is government created but eschews conservative principle to address it. Government breaks our leg and expects us to be grateful when it offers a crutch? Housing and wealth redistribution aren’t conservative principles. Natural rights don’t impose an obligation on our neighbor to provide them. Those ideas belong to the progressive. Property Rights Violation. Not Limited Government. Plunder.
You tell me who has the conservative credentials and should receive our endorsement.
Candidate “A” – Former Senator Joel Anderson
Candidate “B” – Poway Mayor Steve Vaus