Illegitimate Government

Moving “California Forward” to Higher Taxes?

April 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

By James Anderson Merritt, 4/21/2009 - A group dedicated to reforming California government tested its taxation and revenue proposals before a supposedly “friendly audience” at a facilitated “Town Hall” consensus-building meeting in Santa Cruz in mid-March, 2009. They encountered surprising resistance, even from a room filled primarily with self-identified “liberals,” as it dawned on attendees that the proposals would at least grease the skids for higher taxes. Time will tell whether that resistance is echoed or amplified in subsequent meetings held in the Fresno area and Los Angeles.


California Backward?

April 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

By Andrea Sanchez, 4/21/2009 - Santa Cruz County Treasurer-Tax Collector Fred Keeley is at the helm of a movement to repeal Proposition 13 and the 2/3 voting supermajority required for tax increases. The mantra is crisis, crisis, crisis and the claim is that a new organization called "California Forward" can fix it. This use of crisis is meant to scare voters into agreeing to increased taxes.


Speeding Down the Fabian Freeway

March 25, 2009 | 0 Comments

By Michael Shaw, 3/25/2009 - How Agenda 21/Sustainable Development is paving the way:

The globalist movement adopted a Fabian socialist philosophy long ago. They are in their final push, racing in the open amidst the current chaos in order to take cover under a new and totalitarian political regime. The globalists’ control of the monetary system has given them control over the political system, the state-run academic system, most news and entertainment venues and more.


Native American Tracey Mease’s Story

March 25, 2009 | 0 Comments

By Ronald A. Zumbrun, 3/25/2009 -
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Full Throttle Reverse – Reverse Engineering Civilization

February 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

By Vicky L. Davis, 2/24/2009 - I don’t know how many people took me seriously when I said that the world was being run by the Cult of Bucky (Buckminster Fuller), but I was very serious despite the fact that it sounds absurd. Actually, it’s not clear that the ideas of radical environmentalism as a framework for life on earth originated with Fuller, but if you want to understand to full measure of the insanity, watch his videos. Just google videos using his name and while you are listening to the videos, picture the world he had in mind because that’s the world that’s being created right now for your children.

First of all, you must understand that the federal reserve notes in your wallet only have the value that is assigned to them and by that I don’t mean $1.00 in the sense we normally understand it. Money is anything that is valued by the society. In primitive cultures, certain kinds of shells had value for trading so you can’t even say that gold and silver are the only items of value. They only have value if they are assigned value by the society and you can trade them for supplies you need.


Animal Services Out of Control

February 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

By Andrea Sanchez and Vern Westgate, 2/18/2009 - Residents of Santa Cruz County, California can rest assured that there are no holds barred when Animal Services encounter the ‘threat’ of domestic felines. One particular incident began when Fluffy, a shy, nervous, much loved pet of the Shaw family in Santa Cruz County, CA. became ill. Joanne, a member of Fluffy’s staff, (dogs have owners – cats have staff) was concerned. So Joanne contacted their longtime, trusted mobile veterinary team.


Cloak of Green

January 15, 2009 | 0 Comments

By Rodney Stubbs, 1/15/2009 - In 1995, Elaine Dewar, an investigative reporter, published her book Cloak of Green. This book was written by Dewar to expose the overthrow of the government of Brazil in a bloodless coup. Today we see the same patterns occurring in the United States, as evidenced by the links included in this article to pages prepared and approved by the Obama transition team.


Local Government’s Permit Policies Cost Taxpayers

November 19, 2008 | 0 Comments

By Ronald A. Zumbrun, 11/19/2008 - It is seldom that we find a community so devastated by a lawsuit that it faces bankruptcy. It is even more unusual to see the exposure potentially repeat itself in a similarly explosive lawsuit. Unfortunately, this seems to be the case in San Mateo County.

In January, I published a Viewpoint article about the case of Joyce Yamagiwa, Trustee v. City of Half Moon Bay. The City of Half Moon Bay had prohibited development on a 24-acre parcel because the parcel was determined to constitute wetlands. The California Coastal Act prohibits residential development on wetlands. However, the California and United States Constitutions mandate the payment of just compensation for the taking or damaging of private property for public use.


An Attorney’s Advice Can Be Expensive

September 11, 2008 | 0 Comments

By Ronald A. Zumbrun, 9/11/2008 - An attorney can expose a client to financial expense far exceeding the cost of the attorney’s representation. If an attorney makes arbitrary, capricious or irrational decisions causing financial damage to the opponent, costly litigation can be the result. Such was the case recently for Alameda County, California.


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