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 …