Pointing fingers will not reform bad policies; changing priorities will (Fallbrook and Bonsall Village News)

Senator Brian Jones Senator Brian Jones 1 Comment

This op-ed was originally published in the Fallbrook & Bonsall Village News on Mar. 28, 2019: https://www.villagenews.com/story/2019/03/28/opinion/pointing-fingers-will-not-reform-bad-policies-changing-priorities-will/55746.html Sen. Brian W. Jones Another horrific story from the Sanctuary State of California is yet another reason for Senate Bill 54 supporters to understand the fatal flaw in this ill-advised law imposed on California by majority Democrats. According to local law enforcement, Carlos …

Sanctuary Cities issue misses the mark, while ignoring great ideas

Eric Andersen Eric Andersen Leave a Comment

On social media a friend has asked: “Is the City of San Francisco acting within the US Constitution when it refuses to turn over an illegal to the Feds? I’m not endorsing their actions… just pondering states rights.” I try to approach these difficult issues by asking two questions: 1. Is the law just? (“Everything Hitler did in Germany was …

Libertarianism Leads to Less Freedom?

Eric Andersen Eric Andersen, statism 7 Comments

My friend and former State Assemblyman, Steve Baldwin, has written an article in Western Journalism titled The REAL Enemy of Freedom is Hiding in the Last Place You’d Expect to Find It. A critique of libertarianism. I have great respect for Steve and think the two of us agree on far more than we disagree, but this caught me by …

What is our Immigration Policy?

Elliot Schroeder Elliot Schroeder 3 Comments

Tonight, President Obama will make an announcement on immigration. Early indications include a delay in deportations for up to 5 million. This comes after a bruising mid-term election where many pundits claim that inaction on immigration discouraged Latinos from voting. To hear mass media tell it our lines are drawn into two camps: Those that favor a looser immigration and …

Assemblymember Rocky Chavez speaks out against recently passed AB 1401

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SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rocky Chávez (R-Oceanside) urged a no vote on AB 1401 today when it was heard on the floor of the Assembly. AB 1401 was authored by the Assembly Judiciary Committee. The measure would allow non-citizens to sit on juries in California. It passed the Assembly with a vote of 48-28. No Republican voted for the measure. When …

An Accomplished Fraud

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway Leave a Comment

Today kicks off the hugely popular BlogHer ’11 conference in San Diego, a woman blogger-centric arena where the stronger sex gathers to share tips of the trade, network and even discuss some heavy topics. In Southern California, fewer hot buttons exists above immigration. This border town’s seen it’s share of debate on the subject that if polled would yield varying …

Time To Retract Mexican Takeover Story

Bradley J. Fikes Bradley J. Fikes 4 Comments

The claim in certain quarters of the dextrosphere, including here, that a Mexican drug cartel took over ranches in Texas deserves euthanasia. There is no confirmation on the record, just anonymous sources. Texas newspapers say the story is groundless. Time to put it out of its misery. The story got an inauspicious start by using anonymous sources. I think the …

The illegal immigration problem defined a little differently

Kimberly Dvorak Kimberly Dvorak Leave a Comment

The illegal immigration topic certainly brings out passion from players on both sides of the issue. The underlying problems the country is facing only draws fire from American’s and hurt feelings from those who truly seek that better life. However, America is a country built on immigrants; most came legally and passed through Ellis Island. As the immigration debate festers …

Don’t Let the Media Start a Civil War

Christine Rubin Christine Rubin 2 Comments

The media frenzy surrounding Arizona’s immigration law is nothing less than the press inciting a civil war. There is no shortage of hypothetical outcomes of the new law and these scenarios are repeated as if they are already “fact.” The new Arizona law does not take effect until the end of July, and no one has been stopped or questioned …

California passes tougher ammunition laws amid escalating border violence

Kimberly Dvorak Kimberly Dvorak 1 Comment

California will now require a thumb print to purchase ammunition and in Tijuana the drug cartel will relieve you of your thumb for choosing the wrong side. Border violence continues to escalate along the San Diego/Mexico border with Mexican official Rogelio Sanchez being kidnapped by the Mexican drug cartel. Last week his lifeless body was left to hang on a …