California Democrats, the majority now and the majority for decades, apparently feel they are immune to losing their left-leaning offices after decades of being in the majority despite their on-going record of pure stupidity. We guess they're right, since the citizens of this state seem to have no problem with:
— Politicians racking up a $16 billion budget deficit that legislators refuse to address, or even think about.
— Allowing state Senators to pass SB 1221, politicizing an issue that comes under the management of the California Department of Fish and Game and the Fish and Game Commission. Since when do state Senators have a degree in wildlife management?
— Allowing people like Mike Sutton to sit on the Fish and Game Commission, when he is so obviously against fishing, hunting or proper wildlife management to any degree.
— Letting Gov. Brown and legislators try to ram through the peripheral canal or tunnel, when every scientific study, and pure common sense tells you that you're not going to fix a Delta that needs more water by taking more water away from it.
— Allowing the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) any consideration whatsoever in a say concerning hunting when their sole purpose and existence is to stop hunting and turn everyone into vegans.
— Allow the implementation of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) that doesn't allow even recreational fishing off a major part of our coast, when there is absolutely no science whatsoever proving that they have an impact.
— Allows the government to close down roads and access in our National Forest that have been open for use for hundreds of years, and not allow camping more than a car length off a busy road? That's insane.
The list of stupid laws and actions by our elected officials just goes on and on and on. Where is the outrage? Where are the voices of reason? When will this change? Or is there even any hope of it? We're afraid the answer is "no." Not as long as uninformed folks living the middle of huge metropolitan areas outvote those who live outdoors and know reality.
We have an idea: Give one vote to every California citizen. Then one more vote for every acre of land they own. That way, those who are stewards of our land and wildlife will have a true say in how management practices of the land and wildlife are governed. Ah, but that would take common sense, which is truly lacking in California currently.