The Right Stuff: Abuse of First Amendment has grown
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for redress of grievances.” In their wisdom, the nation’s founders placed this as the First Amendment. […Read More]
The Right Stuff: Time to weed out wickedness in high places
America has been blessed in avoiding major government corruption until recently. The nation’s fathers well-considered human nature faults and established the famous checks and balances that contributed to this success. A major contributor also is that American citizens have elected leaders who understood leadership. Significant failings, however, occurred soon after the presidential election of 1920. […Read More]
The Right Stuff: California boasts interesting history
I thought about writing the usual kind of political column this week but by chance I ran across some interesting facts that seem to explain a lot about us. First, however, I want to confess I, too, am an immigrant to California. I didn’t need a visa, although at times I have indeed felt like […read more]
The Right Stuff: Where are we headed as a nation?
First, some good news. Our booming economy reaching 3 percent GNP credited to removal of 30,000 pages of federal regulations and income tax reform (after assurances from the previous administration that 2 percent was the new norm). As promised, taxes for middle-income residents was reduced 14 to 18 percent, compared to 9 percent for the […read more]
The Right Stuff: Emergency or hate? You decide
I believe anyone living in America for the past two-plus years well knows the progressive/socialists Democratic Party has relentlessly attacked President Donald Trump, his family and people who support him. They have personally attacked him for everything from his haircut to real or imagined behavior before the election, which is not impeachable for all you […read more]
The Right Stuff: Party of old white men? Not really
As most readers know, I have been an official of the California State Republican Party for some number of years now, at both the county and state levels. However, before that I was just a Republican voter fortunate enough to have been born and raised in Washington, D.C., where politics is the all-consuming business of […read more]
The Right Stuff: Where is the truth in politics?
The value of truthfulness was taught to me early. A farm neighbor was friendly and well-liked by all, but everyone knew he was a pathological liar and to never react to anything he said. At that early age I recognized that after an adult lies once, it is foolish, without verification, to believe another word […read more
The Right Stuff: Redress of grievance pays off for citizens
The First Amendment triumphed Tuesday night in Vacaville. Citizens affected by a proposed government policy came forward exercising their First Amendment right to petition their government for a redress of grievance. The issue before the City Council was the so-called Tiny Shelter Project championed by Solano County Supervisor Skip Thomson, his wife Gail and the […read more]
The Right Stuff: Pros of tiny shelters to help homeless in Vacaville
Solano County cities, specifically Vallejo, Fairfield, Suisun City and Vacaville, each have their own homeless problems. These people may be destitute, jobless or mentally challenged. While the rest of the population would like to see them disappear, simply asking them to leave for other areas of the state does not solve the problem.
Counties are obligated to serve the homeless for health and social services, but not housing. However, homeless presence creates significant financial and moral costs.
The Right Stuff: Give credit where credit due
A recent letter to the editor from “Progressive” Democrat Solano County Supervisor Monica Brown concerning her vote on an Association of Bay Area Governments tax is something I agree with. What? Yeah, but there’s a catch.
Brown voted against a regional housing compact titled CASA supported by the Association of Bay Area Governments, a subset of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, on whose executive board she serves. Brown asserts she could not support a tax where Solano County gets no benefit. She sited Solano County’s 70 percent vote against Regional Measure 3 that raised bridge tolls. Political cover? Yeah, certainly!