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How Reagan Crushed Gun Rights in California

California was an open carry state until Ronald Reagan was governor. Gun nuts and Republicans lionize Reagan as a staunch defender of the Second Amendment and the right of every citizen to keep and bear arms. Most, however, either do not remember Reagan or are very hazy on their history. Ronald Reagan banned open carry…

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Thomas Paine University

Most people who advocate for revolution contemplate it in the abstract. That is to be expected, as few believe revolution is imminent. Details and logistics need not be a pressing concern. But revolution in the 21st Century against the most powerful nation on Earth, with technology and weaponry unavailable to the public, will require some…

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Howard Jarvis and Me

I met Howard Jarvis for the first time in 1976. He had tried to qualify a real estate tax limitation initiative constitutional amendment to the California ballot. He had failed to gain enough signatures to qualify. Jarvis was generally perceived as a political gadfly. He was a frequent attendee of Los Angeles City Council meetings…

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Donald or Jill, Never Hill!

The media reports that one in four Sanders supporters will not vote for Hillary in November if she is the Democratic nominee. I have no idea whom they are polling, as I do not know a single Bernie supporter who will back Hillary. I’m sure there are plenty, and those I know may well be…

Thought Of The Day. June 4, 2016

Instead of posting status updates on Facebook, I am now posting each apothegm, thought, observation, and witticism, here, as a Thought Of The Day. Status updates on Facebook disappear into the ether and cannot be relocated by readers. Before you leave, please take a moment to follow this blog by clicking on Follow in the…

Thought Of The Day. May 31, 2016

Instead of posting status updates on Facebook, I am now posting each apothegm, thought, observation, and witticism, here, as a Thought Of The Day. Status updates on Facebook disappear into the ether and cannot be relocated by readers. Before you leave, please take a moment to follow this blog by clicking on Follow in the…