Elder Patriot – To conservatives, liberals’ disregard for the moral, ethical, and legal guardrails that have protected society for hundreds of years gives cause to fear leftist leadership is little more than anarchists seducing their followers by appealing to their basest instinct – emotion.
Sex? Enjoy with impunity. Pregnant? Kill it. Transgenderism? Of course. Pedophilia? Perhaps. Christianity? End it, it’s a measure of mental illness. Debt? Pile it on. Political opponents? Eliminate them by any means necessary.
That’s exactly what California Gov. Gavin Newsom was attempting to do when signed a bill into law requiring all presidential candidates on the state’s primary ballot to release their tax returns for the preceding five years.
The new law, SB 27, was written to specifically target President Trump, who has not released his tax returns.
Considering leftist politicians, their media allies, and their radical followers desire to shame, boycott and ‘punish’ those who support President Trump who could argue with the president’s decision?
Moreover, Newsome’s new legislative achievement violates California’s own Constitution.
“Although tax returns are by law confidential, many presidential candidates have voluntarily released them. This bill is a response to President Trump’s refusal to release his returns during the last election.
“While I recognize the political attractiveness-even the merits-of getting President Trump’s tax returns, I worry about the political perils of individual states seeking to regulate presidential elections in this manner. First, it may not be constitutional. Second, it sets a ‘slippery slope’ precedent. Today we require tax returns, but what would be next? Five years of health records?…
“A qualified candidate’s ability to appear on the ballot is fundamental to our democratic system. For that reason, I hesitate to start down a road that well might lead to an ever escalating set of differing state requirements for presidential candidates.”=
Gov. Brown was about as radical a leftist as he could be while continuing to operate within the guardrails of the constitution. That was two years ago.
Two years later the anarchists – impeachment without a crime, censorship of conservatives and our Founding Principles, support for the surveillance state, defending Antifa, backdoor elimination of our Second Amendment protections, advocate against sexual norms that evolved over the millenia, demand eliminating all national borders and siding with the Communist Chinese if it will damage Donald Trump, and rooting for their neighbors to lose their jobs (recession) to defeat Trump in 2020 -openly ignore the guardrails that protected us from one another for centuries.