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California Death Spiral

Well, this is what the voters wanted, and damn if they aren’t getting it. Jerry moonbeam Brown promised to destroy California, and if nothing else, he’s true to his word. Why there are those that would celebrate the demise of a once great state is anybody’s guess, but the celebration is occurring.

To the dismay of American students in the state, Jerry Brown signed AB 130, which would allow illegal aliens to obtain coveted private funding for college. That private funding includes charities and foundations that rake the feds for millions every year. Oh, you thought this only cost Californians money? Guess again. All the La Raza groups, the George Soros fronts, the Catholic Church, and everyone else that gets their paws on our money will now be able to legally turn around and hand it to illegal aliens, while American students are left to find their own financing. Sure, the Americans could go for the federal financing…but that bill is on the way.

I say these private groups can legally give college money to illegal aliens. But that’s just legal in California. It is absolutely aiding and abetting illegal aliens, a federal crime, but so far, no word from Barack Obama and his gun running goon Eric Holder. They still have business in Arizona, combating a law that actually upholds federal law. Not a peep when a blatantly illegal act takes place that benefits illegal aliens. Well, I guess if an illegal alien was able to run the gauntlet of automatic weapons that Holder set up for them, then maybe the illegal deserves an education in their eyes.

The bill was spawned by none other than One bill Gil Cedillo, a Mexican agent who’s specialty is drivers licenses for illegals legislation. He nailed this, to the delight of his Mexican overlords I’m sure, and there will be more bills on the way. The public funding bill and the drivers licenses will no doubt be coming later this year. Brown has already shown his enthusiasm for both.

Brown wasn’t done for the day. California is a large state and it will take a severe beating to bring it to its knees. He also appointed Gordon Liu to the California Supreme Court. The three member confirmation panel is expected to easily approve of him.

If you recall, it was Liu that vied for an open slot on the liberal 9th Circuit court of appeals. A Republican filibuster did him in and he bowed out. He was just too liberal. He didn’t even meet the basic qualifications for a circuit court judge. The appointment required he be a lawyer for 12 years and have extensive courtroom experience. Liu hasn’t been out of law school for 12 years, and he’s never tried a case in court.

He does have a track record though, and that’s what did him in-for now. At the federal level, they remember him when he testified against then nominee Samuel Alito for the Supreme Court. He later apologized for his incendiary remarks including suggesting stating that Alito was the kind of guy that would like police to gun down a kid for stealing a purse, or an all white jury giving the death penalty to a black man for killing a white person.

While Alito was able to deflect this nut, California was not. And does he ever have a plan for the state. If Human Events is any indicator, this guy is gasoline for the socialist fire.

Mr. Liu holds a radical view of constitutional rights. For example, in a 2008 Stanford Law Review article he supports a judicial role in establishing constitutional welfare rights—i.e., “affirmative rights,” to education, shelter, subsistence, healthcare and the like, or to the money these things cost.

Flat out judicial activism. In his own words, since the people voted for it, he’s going to make sure that what the people asked for becomes permanent. In other words, to legislate socialism.

In a 2008 Stanford Law Review article, Mr. Liu wrote that judges should engage in “socially situated modes of reasoning that appeal … to the culturally and historically contingent meanings of particular social goods in our own society” and to “determine, at the moment of decision, whether our collective values on a given issue have converged to a degree that they can be persuasively crystallized and credibly absorbed into legal doctrine.”

Again, the Senate kicked this guy out of the house. But Jerry Brown thinks he should be the final word in California.

Liu should be on the bench when the appeal of Proposition 8 comes to the court. That’s the California gay marriage initiative. Gay marriage was rejected by California voters (amazingly), but it has been appealed.

Mr. Liu offered an amicus brief to the California Supreme Court in which he and others argued that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage (approved twice by the voters of California) was unconstitutional.

We don’t even need to guess how he will rule.

Of course, not everyone is happy with Liu. Some Hispanic groups are bitching that one of their own wasn’t selected instead. Hey, just part of the great melting pot experiment. Well, at least we don’t have to speculate. We see how that experiment is working out.

We can talk about the debt ceiling, blah, blah, blah-we have the money. We won’t default unless Obama decides to unilaterally. But we hear very little about the largest state in the union-and one of the largest economies in the world is being pounded into submission. 49 states left. Who’s next?

10 comments to California Death Spiral

  • I guess this is the one time that Barack Obama actually believes in state rights, otherwise he would be condemning California as he is condemning Arizona.
    I thought we heard the last of Liu but I should have known better, this will help him in the future if Barack Obama wins a second term because we can rest assured Obama hasn’t forgotten about him.

  • They still have business in Arizona, combating a law that actually upholds federal law.

    Arizona just can’t give back enough votes in 2012. Jerry Brown’s a trainwreck of biblical proportion.

  • It may not appear in California’s constitution bu your state has become a “democracy” where the mob rules. So sorry, my friend.

  • I cannot believe the Liu story. I did posts on him ad nauseum as he kept rising from the almost dead. Just a bit more from Human events.

    Liu wants to “reinvigorate public dialogue about our commitments to mutual aid and distributive justice across a broad range of social goods” and then have the courts recognize “a fundamental right to education or housing or medical care…as an interpretation and consolidation of the values we have gradually internalized as a society.” In other words, the Constitution and its core American principles of limited government and liberty should be legislated away and then finally swept away by courts. Goodwin Liu’s desire to “construct, contest, and enact…distributive commitments in our public culture” is a view greatly to be feared in a judicial nominee. Human Events

    • He also said the the founding fathers intentionally wrote the Constitution in broad language in order for it to “evolve and adapt.”

  • More nails in the coffin of a once great state.

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