I just attended my first Board of Directors meeting today and Martin Light was there to receive our accolades for a job well done. Martin ran the headquarters for four years after a series of Executive Directors came and went. Margaret Urke, who took over from me quite a few years ago, was our longest tenured EO.
Margaret was there when NH2020 was going strong and CABPRO helped elect a new Board of Supervisors who supported our positions on property rights and smaller government. But as we all know, the big government keeps getting bigger and we all get to pay the bills. CABPRO will strive to be a voice of less government, less taxes and less regulation. America is hurting and millions are out of work, Yet, our state, run by democrats for much of my life, has acted as if there were no problems and the golden goose was living high on the hog. The people in charge of our government live in a different universe than the regular folks.
AB32 is kicking into gear and Governor Jerry Brown and his band of renown want all of us to pay more taxes to keep the sinking ship afloat. We get to deal in "carbon credits", oh yippee! Instead of greenback dollars we get to buy and sell a new currency representing one of the building blocks of life, carbon! If that wasn't so silly I'd think the politicians were serious! Of course they are and their "cap and trade" is only one of hundreds of ridiculous intrusions into our everyday lives they are foisting on us. That is what you get when the government is actually a dictatorship. A dictatorship of one ideology. A train of thought by people who all think the same (except for the minority Republicans of course).
California and America as well, were never meant to be controlled by a hegemonic minority ideology like they are by the liberals. How our great state was taken over and made into a "people's republic of....) will be studied in political science classes from now on. Sort of like the Communists who were a small minority in Russia in 1917 but somehow were able to take over. Many Californians feel they are under attack in every aspect of their lives and businesses. California passed another 800 laws in the last session and on January 1, 2012, most went into affect. More and more interference in your personal lives and more rules in how you run your business. The politicians have cooked our goose and they are now picking at the bones!
Well, I look forward to maintaining this blog and debating the issues of the day. Local liberals have already tried to post comments here which in their anger and vitriol kept me from allowing them the light of day. But, that is our local left. Nasty little people who seem to be very unhappy. I say go to the lefty blogs for your nasty jags and let us grownups alone here. We will be a major part of the happenings in our county and we have people interested in expanding our organization and message into other counties. That is why we used California in our title anyway.
With our membership growing and the dedication of our BOD members I expect CABPRO will have an important say in county, region and statewide issues this year and for years to come.