What to do for CA schools, jobs, churches – closed by Gov. Newsom

What can you do to help re-open  CA schools, jobs & churches closed by  California  Democrat Gov. Newsom?  Plenty. As a taxpayer and voter, speak your mind.

First of all, know that that  Democrat Party  actions show  Democrats   prefer continued  economic meltdown to economic growth.

Example:   Today 7/31 the Democrats blocked extension of renewal of federal enhanced unemployment benefits at $200 a week.

What you can do?   Write your representatives — almost all Democrats in CA — and ask them to explain why two-thirds of regular pay is not enough given prior Democrat proposals that set virus sick pay leave and family medial leave at two-thirds regular pay. Why?  The real answer is that Democrats are blocking economic revival.  The economy contracted about 1/3 in the second quarter of 2020 — the largest ever contraction.   It must be ‘we the people’ who open the economy that get people back to work. Time to speak up.

 Second,   know that health advisor   Dr. Farci  is in the tank in support of  the Democrats ‘do nothing’  approach when he tells Congressman Jordan that the public should  ‘avoid all crowds’ but won’t comment whether  the government should control crowds of protesters.  So, crowds of protests are OK for Farci but not others.  See below:

So what can you and I do  to help get children back to school?   Parents can say ‘no more unionized instruction’  of their children’ in government schools paid for by   required taxation.  Encourage competition by forming more charter schools and  attending private schools.  It’s competition that brings costs down and improves quality.  We readily see how competition  drives down costs  at the grocery stores and it’s also true for  other costs.

What about re-opening the churches and faith organizations?  There’s a piece in the WSJ today how believing that life has meaning helps individuals thrive. There’s lots of research that supports that view.

The WSJ  article is titled,    Titled Free Markets and Meaning in Life by Clay Routledge and John Bitzan. It discusses research that found that  a sense of life’s meaningfulness is tightly tied to positive views of capitalism and entrepreneurship.

What might people do?      Does your church or where you work support the marxist  organization  Black Lives Matters.com  (BLM)?   Look at the BLM website and you will find it opposes the nuclear family and seeks to de-fund the police.   Why not suggest to your church or work place that they hold   a discussion of the above listed WSJ  article that supports capitalism and entrepreneurship compared with what’s  supported by the Black Lives Matters.com website?

You  can see from what’s going on in Portland, Oregon  and Seattle, Washington  that what starts out as  peaceful protests are   hijacked by Antifa and  Black Lives Matter folks.   Per the videos,  these  ‘protesters’ are destroying property and doing violence to people.

One Episcopal priest, Sara Fischer,  who has been attending the protests in Portland    has this to say:  [Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News writes the following re Sara Fisher.]

“I’m there out of compassion and concern for all the protesters. And I think the first time I went down there I thought, well, nobody’s going to throw tear gas at a silver-haired white lady in a collar. And it turns out that there’s so many people there, the feds don’t really discriminate.”

The below quote is from  Egan Millard, an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service.  His email:  emillard@episcopalchurch.org.

“The Rev. Sara Fischer doesn’t know what to expect next, but she sees it as part of her duty as a priest to protect those who are in danger and support their message, regardless of the ways in which they protest. As much as she would prefer to see completely nonviolent protests, she understands why that’s not the case.”

“I think that the church’s role is to protect and defend protesters, to be present, to show up,”  Sara Fischer  said to Egan Millard.   

Aptos Psychologist:   The protests in Portland and Seattle started because of the  murder of  George Floyd  by a white policeman.  That was the end of May, a couple months ago.  What’s going on now has morphed into violence against people and vandalism and destruction of homes and businesses.   Video footage night after night shows that  Antifa and Black Lives Matter are central players  to the disorders.

It’s Democrat mayors and Democrat governors   who permit  the chaos to continue. The public must let their representatives and the media [typically in the tank for the Democrats] know what you think of the continued  violence in Democrat run cities  against person and property.

Harmed  among  others  are the black  families  and  black small businesses living in Democrat run cities who are  caught in the cross fire  and  experience the violence.   Doing  prolonged violence and vandalism   is not the way to  remember the murder of  George Floyd.

What say you?

written by DrCameronJackson@gmail.com

 

how protect liberty in Hong Kong? Boot China from the United Nations says Denise Ho

Kick China out of the U.N for it’s human rights abuses says Denise Ho, popular Hong Kong singer

Individuals who  today stand tall  for freedom and individual liberty  include media owner Jimmy Lai  and popular Hong Kong Singer Denise Ho.

Hong Kong singer Denise Ho recently  appeared before the U.N.’s  Human Rights Council.   Ho   requested that the U.N. boot China out  of the U.N because of it’s human rights abuses.  Abuses include the thousands of Uyghur  Muslims detained in moved for “re-education” purposes in China.

During her remarks,  Denise Ho was interrupted by a Chinese diplomat.   Ho is the type of person China wants to extradite from Hong Kong  back to the mainland for trial because of  free speech  which China does not permit.

The following was printed in the Wall Street Journal 7/10/2019:

“We keep reading about the relentless march of authoritarian government, but the liberal pessimists didn’t reckon with the people of Hong Kong. Against all odds, their recent protests against a bill to allow extradition to Mainland China have forced the Hong Kong government to back down.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam declared on Tuesday that the extradition bill is “dead” and she has no plans to revive it. This is an extraordinary achievement….

“Before Hong Kongers took to the streets, the extradition law looked inevitable. It would have given China the power to pursue critics in Hong Kong by having them arrested and then brought to the Mainland for trial and imprisonment. The millions who protested understood that this law would have meant the end of Hong Kong’s legal protection against China’s politicized courts.

“You can bet Ms. Lam’s masters in Beijing will look for some other way to assert more control over Hong Kong.

And on that score, we were encouraged to see that Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo each met Monday in Washington with Jimmy Lai, a media owner who has been a consistent voice for a free and democratic Hong Kong despite risks to livelihood and limb. The meetings will be noticed and offer encouragement in Hong Kong, where U.S. companies have invested some $81 billion.

“Mr. Lai’s meetings at both State and the White House came on the same day that a popular Hong Kong singer, Denise Ho, appeared before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Denise Ho  was interrupted by a Chinese diplomat after she suggested China should be booted from the U.N. body for its human-rights abuses and called for the council to “convene an urgent session to protect the people of Hong Kong.”

Ms. Ho is the kind of Hong Kong critic that Beijing would love to charge with something and then extradite to the Mainland.

“Constant vigilance is one price of liberty, and Hong Kongers know they’ll have to watch what Beijing and Ms. Lam do next. But meantime the rest of us should cheer the courage and resilience of the Hong Kong people who refused to bow to Beijing’s orders even when their cause looked hopeless.”

[ exerpt above   from the Wall Street Journal, Wed. July 10, 2019   People Power, Hong Kong-Style]

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Aptos Psychologist:  China aka Hong Kong’s government  got a ‘black eye’ when millions of people in Hong Kong stood tall for their individual legal freedoms.  Yes,  why not kick China out of the U.N. for it’s human rights abuses.  And do the same  for other countries who consistently abuses human rights.  There’s quite a list of countries who abuse their citizen’s basic human rights.  Maybe the U.N. should fold up and go away?