Over the past few years, and especially during the coronavirus craze, conservatives in blue states have been fleeing for red states because of the effects of policies enforced by blue-state politicians. Everything from gun control and taxes, to coronavirus restrictions and liberal curriculums in education, have been driving conservatives to leave blue states and move to more conservative states like Texas, Florida, and Idaho.
What many elected Republicans don’t understand, however, is that the reverse of this phenomenon is not only possible, it’s imperative.
Under the ‘police powers’ of the tenth amendment, it is clearly stated that the regulation of health, wellbeing, morality, and education of citizens is under the sole authority of the states. Police powers are the powers of a state government to make and enforce all laws necessary to preserve public health, safety, and the general welfare of the citizens of the country.
These powers originate from the English common law system, and when the Constitution was ratified in 1788, the states did not surrender their powers as a condition of creating the federal government. The federal government has very few actual powers, the states hold most of the power.
When pundits use the term “culture war” they are talking about a war for the culture of the next generation. What better way for the left to win this war than to launch a new unchallenged trend of sexual deviancy, deconstruct all social norms, and destroy the old Christian moral order to shape the culture of impressionable youth to create a future generation of useful ideologues.
The Atlantic recently wrote that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito wants to ‘roll back the 20th century,’ criticizing him for his ‘dark and dangerous’ plan, but this is the exact prescription needed to cure the ills causing the rot of western society.
Republicans must stop drifting with the moral current of the world created by those who seek to destroy it and start changing it back to its original direction. They must start doing what is right simply because it is right, even in the face of fierce backlash.
Here are policies that Republican state legislators and governors should be pushing for within the states Republicans control.
Form an Entirely New Statewide Curriculum for Public Schools
Conservatives have many more children than liberals do and it’s not even close. But there are major obstacles standing in the way of our children adopting our conservative values through and after college. The educational system is one of these obstacles.
The topic of ‘critical race theory’ has become an extremely popular part of the conversation in the conservative sphere, mainly because of vocal opponents like Christopher F. Rufo. Because of the many segments he has been a part of on shows like Tucker Carlson tonight, Rufo has exponentially gained recognition, and so has the subject of ‘critical race theory.’
But most people, including Rufo, are completely obfuscating what critical race theory is. What some call ‘critical race theory,’ or ‘racial insensitivity training,’ is actually just anti-white indoctrination metastasizing in every American institution.
It is not enough to attempt to pass one law that ‘bans’ this from schools and employment – this is a temporary band-aid that will be ripped off by propagandists finding loopholes in the laws. Republican states must form an entirely new curriculum. One that is created under a conservative framework, and one that is pro-family, pro-nation, and pro-Christianity. The common core framework must go as well.
In 1994, the New York Times wrote about the conservative Christian members of the Lake County School Board ordering schools to teach why western and American culture was by far the best.
The policy, written by the board’s chairwoman, Pat Hart, said at the time, “This instruction shall instill in our students an appreciation of our American heritage and culture,” while most schools were coaching their students to hate western culture and despise America.
All of the textbooks and Chromebook curricula children use from kindergarten all the way through college are created by the big three publishers. McGraw Hill, Houghton Mifflin, and Pearson Education.
Just a cursory look at the Twitter accounts of these publishers will show you their worldview is not that much different from Ilhan Omar or Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. As long as all of the same text and suggested reading lists continue to be used, everything else is futile.
School boards are where the fight should begin, but republican governors have the power to jumpstart the needed change and open up a state power source parents can tap into.
In addition, states must move to get rid of Affirmative Action in the schools that are located in their states and ban diversity and gender training at companies employing their residents.
Ban Abortion in Red States
On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court issued a 7–2 decision in favor of Norma McCorvey (“Jane Roe“) that held that women in the United States have a fundamental right to choose whether or not to have abortions without excessive government restriction, and struck down Texas’s abortion ban as unconstitutional.
Recently, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito, the Supreme Court may vote to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. The move according to national polling would be wildly unpopular, but this is one issue conservatives stood unified on, refusing to forfeit even almost 50 years later.
According to the Guttmacher Institute, less than 1% of abortions are due to rape, over 40% of women who have abortions have had at least one in the past, and over 25% of women who have abortions have had at least two in the past. Based on these statistics, abortion has become a form of contraceptive for women in the nation, especially in our more decadent society that exists today.
Because of the clear language under the police powers of the tenth amendment, Justice Clarence Thomas has consistently opined that the Roe decision “doesn’t have a shred of constitutional support.”
It’s time to roll back this unconstitutional ruling once and for all, and in doing so will not only save countless lives, but it will help win the culture war and keep red states red.
NBC News reported recently that Democrats are more than ever considering fleeing red states if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade.
One college professor in North Carolina told NBC that “The politics here were barely tolerable before, and now it’s getting to the point where it’s endangering my daughters.”
Another woman told NBC she felt “appalled” and “shaken” by the idea of living in one of the 23 states that could ban abortions if the 49-year-old decision is reversed.
“I am questioning my decision to move,” said Douglas, 29, “but it also makes me want to be more involved in local politics.”
But rolling back abortion in red states is just one of many steps red state republican legislatures need to take in order to defend their states, restore the moral order, and win the culture war.
Obergefell v Hodges and Gay Marriage in Red States
In Alito’s recent draft opinion on Roe v Wade, Alito also explicitly criticizes Lawrence v. Texas (legalizing sodomy) and Obergefell v. Hodges in the same way, calling those rulings unconstitutional.
Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito have blasted the high court’s 2015 same-sex marriage decision before when the pair declined to hear a case brought by Kim Davis, the former Kentucky county clerk, largely because the case was not a good enough representation of the ruling. Alito and Thomas agreed with the decision not to hear the case but used the occasion to take a legal baseball bat to the court’s 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision.
“Davis may have been one of the first victims of this court’s cavalier treatment of religion in its Obergefell decision,” Thomas and Alito wrote. But they agreed that the court properly decided not to take up Davis’ case because, they said, it does not “cleanly” present the issues in the court’s 5-4 decision five years ago. Nevertheless, they said, the case “provides a stark reminder” of the consequences of the same-sex marriage decision. By choosing to endorse “a novel constitutional right over the religious liberty interests explicitly protected in the First Amendment, and by doing so undemocratically, the court has created a problem that only it can fix,” they said. “Until then, Obergefell will continue to have ruinous consequences for religious liberty.”
What we are witnessing today with trans kids, drag story hour, indoctrination on public access tv, and the in-your-face celebration of perversion every June is a result of there being zero opposition to their starting point. Today, it doesn’t matter what those who seek to destroy this country do – or how it affects the religious beliefs of other people – because they now have obtained complete control of the moral current of the country.
Just as Republicans aim to do with gun rights and Roe v Wade, Republican state legislators should be pushing to pass laws within their states that they control, to force a new decision on the disaster that was Obergefell v Hodges.
Ban LGBT Curriculum, Celebration of ‘Pride Month,’ and LGBT Groups from Public Schools in Red States
“I saw the revolutionary destruction of society as the one and only solution. A worldwide overturning of values cannot take place without the annihilation of the old values, and the creation of new ones by the revolutionaries.” – György Lukács, a Marxist philosopher who instituted one of the first sex education programs for children
It has been widely reported that kids as young as 5 in schools across the country are being subjected to a radical sex education agenda, that is rooted in old Marxist philosophy aiming to destroy all social norms in order to create new generations of useful ideologues.
Republican lawmakers in Florida passed a bill that bans discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity in public schools from kindergarten through third grade but put simply, the bill does not go far enough. Teachers and schools should not be able to promote gender studies, LGBT rhetoric, or have LGBT groups because this is in direct violation of the religious beliefs of Christian students in those schools.
Many Republican legislators have labeled themselves as ‘staunchly conservative’ over the years, but have only seemed willing to defend the values that conservatives haven’t completely conceded on. For policies like gun rights and abortion, Republicans haven’t wavered much and have had major successes.
As we have reported, this is happening in red states just as much as in blue states, and it is easy to stop. That is of course if we have the courage to do what needs to be done.
Support for same-sex marriage in the U.S. has reached an all-time high of 70%, according to a poll released by Gallup. The rise in support stems largely from a surge in support from Republicans, who for the first time approve of same-sex marriage at 55%.
This change highlights the complete forfeiture by conservatives on these issues, and now we are witnessing the consequences.
According to Gallup studies published in papers like the Guardian, the percentage of adults in the US who identify as LGBTQ+ has also doubled over the past 10 years. The poll results show a record 7.1% of American adults identify as LGBTQ+, jumping from 3.5% in 2012.
The poll also found that 21% of Generation-Z – those born between 1997 and 2003 – identify as LGBTQ, more than double the proportion of the previous millennial generation.
Within just a few years, America went from even Barack Obama opposing Gay Marriage, to it becoming ‘controversial’ to oppose trans kids, drag story hour, and teachers quite literally grooming children.
This is a result of Republicans deciding a long time ago that socially conservative values are not worth fighting for.
Ban Puberty Blockers, Cross-Sex Hormones, and Transitional Surgery for Minors in Red States
Up until just a few years ago, what scientists call gender dysphoria largely only affected a minuscule portion of the American population, almost 100% boys, starting at the age of 2, with most of those cases resolving themselves by puberty. Today, ‘gender dysphoria’ now affects a much larger portion of the US population, it has flipped to mainly girls, with many of the cases starting at the age of 12.
Today, tens of thousands of children – mostly young girls – are finding LGBT influencers online and following their guidance on how to obtain things like breast binders, and then going on to take testosterone and puberty blockers, all before the age where their alleged gender dysphoria is statistically the most likely to resolve itself.
Many young women are then going to get double mastectomies and other irreversible procedures, only to regret their decision later in life. In a recent 60 Minutes segment, Lesley Stahl documented the current pandemic of rapid-onset gender dysphoria, where teens and young adults are going on to get irreversible procedures after not being questioned at all by the doctors, psychiatrists, and psychologists they see beforehand, mostly due to the doctors’ fear of backlash.
Top trans researchers like Dr Ray Blanchard say this new pandemic of rapid-onset gender dysphoria likely stems from other mental disorders like dissociative disorder, and that any procedure should not be considered until at least the age of 21. All of the best scientific studies, with the best methodology, and little to no loss of follow-up, show the worst outcomes for those that transition.
Republicans must redeclare their sovereignty over the states they control, and their authority to do what’s in the best interest of the American citizens, standing strong in the face of backlash.
Ban Trans Athletes in Women’s Sports in Red States
We have yet to see female-to-male trans athletes competing in male sports, but male-to-female trans athletes competing in female sports has become quite the phenomenon. One example would be the male-to-female transgender high school sophomores, Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood, who came in first and second place, respectively, in the 100-meter race at the State Open Finals.
This angered the parents who complained they had a competitive advantage over the girls competing against them. Miller and Yearwood were not even a blip on the radar when they competed in boy’s track, but when they decided to transfer over to girl’s track they dominated, putting scholarship hopes at risk for many of the girls. This is just one example of hundreds where the story ended the same way.
Republicans must move to unequivocally ban trans athletes from competing in women’s and girls’ sports.
Ban Drag Story Hour in Public Libraries and Public Schools in Red States
In a string of incidents in Texas and other states, Drag queens who have been invited to perform sexually provocative dances in front of children, have been found out only later to have a criminal history of sexually abusing children. This practice is putting kids at risk, and it is being paid for by the taxpaying citizens of the state. David Robinson, whose drag queen name is Miss Kitty Litter ATX, read stories to children at the Blackshear Fine Arts Academy back in 2019, despite his criminal record.
The Austin Intermediate School District (AISD) assured parents that Robinson was properly screened despite his history as a sex offender. Around the same time, an Austin school on the other side of the district featured a drag queen who put make-up on children all day despite not being licensed to do so.
In October of 2019, the AISD approved new sexual education standards that give children pointers on how to perform anal sex and encourage them to get abortions without their parental consent. Since then, ‘drag story hour’ has become even more ubiquitous. Despite the name, the ‘drag queens’ invited to these events do everything but read to the children.
Taxpayers in republican controlled states should not have to pay for this, and Republicans must move to ban this practice in public libraries and schools in states they control
Enforce Pornography and Obscenity Laws in Red States
Recent studies indicate 90 percent of teens have viewed porn online, and 10 percent admit to daily use. This is due to increased smartphone usage among children and adolescents, with elementary-age smartphone ownership rising to over 50 percent in recent years.
Ten years ago, just a small percentage of teens viewed porn intentionally or accidentally each year, according to the American Psychological Association (APA). According to studies, kids as young as 5 are starting to watch porn. It’s not always intentional; it may be the youngest sees an older sibling watching it and simply follows the path.
Research demonstrates that parents are, for the most part, unaware of their children’s porn usage, with half of the parents unaware their teens had seen pornography and teens have seen up to 10 times more pornography than their parents believe. Parents especially underestimated their teen’s exposure to extreme content, such as violent porn, which is just as easy to access as traditional pornography content.
According to scientists and researchers like Gary Wilson who wrote the book “Your Brain on Porn”, viewing pornographic material changes the structure of your brain in the same way that using heroin does.
According to some studies, the complete rewiring that occurs in the brain from consuming pornography is lasting and in a lot of cases permanent. Porn-induced erectile dysfunction has also become a rampant problem among men who view porn regularly, and lower testosterone is also linked to porn viewing.
Additionally, porn viewing is associated with more liberal beliefs according to research published in Psychology Today. According to other research, those that consume porn become more egalitarian, less religious, more likely to be open to breaking through traditional sex and gender roles, and more likely to adopt liberal beliefs about abortion, immigration, and men and women sharing traditional roles.
Researchers behind a 2017 study found that many porn users are compulsive, distressed, depressed, or all three. Another study showed that the volume of gray matter in a person’s right caudate was negatively correlated with how much porn they view.
Just a short time ago, the only pornography that was available to people was in the form of a magazine, or at an adult bar. Consumers were and still are expected to show a form of identification to be able to purchase adult magazines or enter an adult bar.
Today, young children can access porn at lightning speed with just a click of a button on their smartphone, and never have to prove that they are old enough to access the material.
Republican state legislators must be willing to address this public health crisis by mandating pornography websites require consumers to show some form of age verification to be able to access the website within their states. If you have to verify your age to buy a magazine, cigarettes, or enter an adult bar, you should have to for digital pornography as well.
Institute Stand Your Ground and Castle Doctrine, Further Fund the Police and Pass Constitutional Carry in Red States
The new crime reporting system released by the FBI shows that the murder rate in almost every city in the United States is at the highest level in over twenty years. Using the FBI data, experts conclude that the murder rate for 2020 was approximately 6.22 per 100,000 people. Not since 1998 has the country seen a murder rate that high.
The city of St Louis during any normal year has a 60 per 100,000 homicide rate, but currently their homicide rate site at 87 per 100,000 residents. To put this into perspective, the city of Rio De Janeiro in Brazil – which has a much higher rate of poverty – currently has a homicide rate of 29 per 100,000 residents. According to most economists and criminologists, the reason for the surge in homicides is indeed due to police ‘backing down’ from enforcement in the face of public backlash.
Police across the nation are either retiring at record rates or transferring out of Black majority cities due to the stigma caused by the protests and riots. The cost of policing for them outweighs the benefits, especially with the push for the removal of qualified immunity. With the current surge in crime, DA’s across the country dropping the charges against violent criminals, and political leaders releasing hundreds of thousands of violent criminals back onto the street, this has made neighborhoods across the US more dangerous.
The lack of police due to police demoralization is putting people more at risk than ever before. According to Pew Research, half of the homicides go unsolved, and according to FBI data, only 45% of violent crimes lead to arrest.
Prisoners who have been arrested sometimes over 100 times are being released back onto the street to go on to commit crimes again. Additionally, all of the scientific studies done by economists using a combination of cross-sectional and time-series data conclude that the expansion of right-to-carry reduces violent crime by around 8%. There are zero studies done by economists that show the institution of constitutional carry increases violent crime.
Republicans must be dedicated to restoring the rights of the residents to defend themselves, their homes, and their families. Republicans must also make it easier for law-abiding residents to purchase and carry a firearm.
Abolish ‘Hate Crime’ and ‘Protected Class’ Statutes in Red States
Thousands of interracial attacks where the perpetrator is black or part of another ‘protected class’ and the victim is white, go unreported in the media and are almost never recorded as hate crimes. Crime statistics show that black-on-white assaults are the most common interracial violent crime, yet do not get the special treatment or media attention the rare reverse of these occurrences would.
One of the most egregious examples is a story about a man in Spring Texas who was viciously beaten by a group of Black teens at the Exxon convenience store in Harris County. One man shouted ‘Black Lives Matter,’ while kicking him in the face during the horrendous attack.
Most of the nation has not heard about Davis Carpenter and Joshua Brown, two homosexual men who were charged with raping and torturing a 13-year-old boy in 1999. The brutal crime against Prairie Grove, Ark., seventh-grader Jesse Dirkhising — who was raped repeatedly and suffocated with his own underwear — was only reported by mainly local news organizations in Arkansas. The boy’s death did not receive national media attention.
Tim Graham, director of media analysis for the Media Research Center at the time, said he is not surprised. “Nobody wants to say anything negative about homosexuals. Nobody wants to be seen on the wrong side of that issue,” said Mr. Graham, who sees “political correctness” at work.
To spotlight the brutality of Dirkhising’s homosexual attackers would have set back the liberal cause, just as highlighting black-on-white interracial attacks in the national media.
“Had Jesse Dirkhising been shot inside in his Arkansas school, or had he been openly gay and his attackers heterosexual, the story would have led all the networks. But no liberal media outlet would dare to be the first to tell a grisly murder story which has as its villains two gay men,” wrote American conservative writer Brent Bozell at the time.
A similar more recent story about a Portland-area group of transgender attackers is another example among thousands. The trans woman was among a group of 3 trans suspects who were convicted and sentenced over their role in a porn production company that victimized a 7-year-old. The child was abused with neck collars, sex devices, and kept in a cage.
No national media attention was given to the story.
A crime is a crime and should be treated with equal repercussions based on the severity of the offense. Hate crimes and specially protected classes are part of an anti-white, anti-straight agenda that has existed since the 60s liberal revolution.
Pass Voter Integrity Bills in Red States
Leading up to the 2020 election, a coalition including the AFL-CIO, the US Chamber of Commerce, and several NGOs were successful in getting state governments to change their election laws right before the 2020 election.
Mayors in the largest cities set up illegal unmanned drop boxes in democrat strongholds, which is a violation of state law as well as the equal protection clause of the constitution.
Politicians told voters in certain states to register as ‘indefinitely confined’ before the election, this allowed hundreds of thousands of ballots to be processed without going through the proper verification process.
Tens of millions of ballots were sent out to people who did not request them, and millions of those ballots were harvested and turned in. Additionally, election workers processed many ballots after deadlines, leading to a historic election where we witness the absolute lowest mail-in-ballot rejection rate in the history of the country.
Recently, the non-profit organization ‘True the Vote,’ released thousands of hours of footage showing over 2,000 people visiting drop boxes 20 times each on average, dropping off stacks of ballots.
If Republicans want to restore faith in the electoral process and win elections, they must pass the strictest voter integrity bills within the states they control, institute strict voter ID laws, and ban the sort of mail-in-ballot madness we saw during the 2020 election.
Create County Republican Vetting Systems in Red States to Root Out Democrats in Disguise
Because Democrats can’t win elections in many conservative parts of the country, certain counties in red states have put in place a rating and vetting system that aims to determine if the person running is actually conservative.
If they have determined they are a democrat in disguise, they decline to endorse the candidate and the chances of them winning office are slim.
In Kootenai county Idaho, the Republican central committee does this flawlessly, and their chairman, Brent Reagan, explains it simply:
“The Kootenai County Republican Central Committee candidate rating and vetting process is just that, a process involving questionnaires, interviews, candidate forums, due diligence, sub-committee reports, discussion and debate, and finally a vote by the full KCRCC, Reagan says.
“Candidates are initially invited to fill out a questionnaire. The questionnaire and the candidates’ answers are available on our website. They are then interviewed by our Election Committee. We conduct candidate forums for committee members and visitors to meet and question the candidates.”
Block Refugee and Illegal Immigrant Resettlement in Red States
Only around 1 million legal immigrants are processed in an average year, which would mean total immigration for 2021 would be nearly over 3 million people.
There are videos of them dropping them off at Bus stations and airports, and paying for their tickets and their hotels in many cases. There is a media blackout on the border, but some in the DHS recently claimed anonymously that the agency is acting as a ‘full-service travel agency,’ and many of the migrants that cross are being transported to red states.
Former President Trump is right on this, states have the right and the authority to decide if they will allow the resettlement of illegal migrants and refugees.
Incentivize Assimilation Within the States, Prevent State-Funded Welfare to Illegal Immigrants, Adopt Statewide Biometric E-Verification
A record 67 million people living in the United States do not speak English at home, a new study has revealed, accounting for just over a fifth of the population. The study was carried out by the Center of Immigration Studies and was released on Wednesday. It was based on the Census Bureau Data for 2017. Texas, where the number is 36 percent, has the second-highest percentage, followed by New Mexico, New Jersey, and Nevada. In Houston, the figure is 49 percent.
Republicans should be doing everything in their power to incentivize and increase assimilation within the states that they control. Many immigrants coming to the US are condensing into enclaves where their language is spoken, finding jobs, and many never need to learn to speak English at all. Assimilation is declining across the board as the country is flooded with immigration, but the most fundamental part of assimilation – language – is not even being met. Things like banning public signs and voice recordings in Spanish could go a long way in increasing assimilation.
E-Verify is an electronic employment verification program through which employers may confirm the work eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. Although E-Verify started as a voluntary program, except for federal contractors, it has become mandatory for many employers in several states.
In 2021, the list of states requiring some or all employers to use the web-based system has expanded to more states and added to the ever-growing list of state mandates. Republican state legislators should move to adopt the strictest form of E-verify possible, with biometric checks.
The federal government, under TANF, provides an annual welfare grant of $16.5 billion to all states as of 2019. The states use their allocated funds to operate their own welfare programs. However, to receive the federal grant, states must also use some of their own money to fund their individual programs.
According to a report out of USA Today, more than half of all immigrants are on some form of welfare from the state or federal government. Many of them stay on welfare for decades.
State legislators must prevent immigrants – especially illegal immigrants – from receiving state welfare benefits that they do not pay into.
Pass and Enforce Vagrancy Laws, Reopen Mental Institutions
In a fairly recent documentary about the homelessness crisis in Seattle, KOMO Anchor Eric Johnson gave us an in-depth look at the impact the drug and homelessness problem is having on the city of Seattle.
The documentary, “Seattle is Dying,” aired on KOMO-TV in March 2019. Since then, the problem has only gotten worse. In cities like San Francisco, Seattle, and even cities in republican controlled states like Utah, homelessness is exponentially increasing.
Anonymous police officers who made statements in the documentary, give us some insight as to why this is occurring.
One police officer nicknamed the city of Seattle ‘Free-attle.’ He says this nickname is fitting because when homeless people go there, they get free food, free syringes, free clothes, free tents, and more saliently they’re mostly free of prosecution.
The same is happening in cities like San Francisco, where Walgreens had to close down because their security was not allowed to stop shoplifters, and the DA refuses to prosecute them.
Many of the property crimes, and some of the violent crimes are committed by homeless men who are picked up and then almost immediately released. Recidivism is especially high in places that have lenient policies regarding homelessness.
The crisis is so out of control that many taxpayers are fleeing these places for more conservative-leaning suburbs or other states entirely. In Los Angeles and other liberal cities, the homeless are allowed to set up camp almost wherever they choose and are given all of their basic necessities weekly.
In the 1960s, laws were changed to limit the ability of state and local officials to admit people into mental health hospitals. This lead to budget cuts in both state and federal funding for mental health programs.
As a result, states across the country began closing and downsizing their psychiatric hospitals. More continued to do so over the following decades, into the 1980s.
Republicans must pass and enforce laws against this, prosecute those who commit crimes, and institutionalize those on the street. Homeless camps – especially those in places that incentivize them to stay – should not be allowed in a sane society.
Maximum Penalties for Child Offenders
The National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect defines child sexual assault as “contacts or interactions between a child and an adult when the child is used for the perpetrator’s sexual stimulation or another person when the perpetrator or another person is in a position of control over the victim.” Sexual abuse not only includes inappropriate contact but also exposing one’s genitals to a child or making a child view pornographic materials.
Depending on the state, convictions of child sexual abuse can be severe. For example, in Georgia, a child molestation conviction imposes a sentence of 5 to 25 years for a first offense and 10 years to life for subsequent convictions. California’s penal code imposes up to eight years for each felony count of lewd or lascivious acts with a minor under the age of 14.
Many states require the convicted, upon release, to register with the national sex offender’s database. They have to provide their name and residence as well as their fingerprints, DNA, criminal history, and photo and vehicle registration.
This is unacceptable. Parents should not have to spend hours digging through sex offender registries in their neighborhood, or the place they’re looking to buy a home to make sure their children are safe.
If there is indisputable evidence that someone molested or performed a sexual act with a minor, they should face the maximum penalty in prison of 25 years without the possibility of parole.
Prevent Biden’s Zoning Proposals from Turning Red States Blue
During the Barack Obama Administration, HUD, under the 2015 ‘Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Initiative,’ created regulations to integrate any neighborhood in America that was over 50% White. President Bill Clinton started a similar program in 1994 called ‘Moving to Opportunity Initiative,’ which moved thousands of mostly Black-American families from government projects to higher-quality section-8 homes in White suburbs. The experiment bombed.
A 2011 study sponsored by HUD found that adults involved in the program did not get better jobs or get off welfare, and their children did not do any better in school. In fact, more adults went on food stamps, and crime followed them to their White neighborhoods, ruining the quality of life for existing residents, and driving down the values of the homes in the areas. Dubuque, Iowa, for example, received an influx of voucher holders from projects in Chicago — and it’s had a problem with crime ever since. A recent study linked Dubuque’s crime wave directly to Section 8 housing, and in other cities like Dallas, a similar scenario played out.
Now President Joe Biden is ramping up the experiment again, this time on steroids. Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure bill covers a vast amount of spending, including money for “diversifying” neighborhoods. A portion of Biden’s ‘American Jobs Plan’ would change zoning laws to end single-family home neighborhoods and allow for multiple unit “affordable” or low-income rental housing.
State law is the foundation for local planning. The California Government Code for instance (Sections 65000 et seq.) contains many of the laws pertaining to the regulation of land uses by local governments including the general plan requirement, specific plans, subdivisions, and zoning. States have the authority and the right to zone in a way that is beneficial to the homeowners who have worked their entire lives to afford a home in a safe area and to count on the value of their home to remain relatively stable.
Republican state legislatures should move to zone in a way that keeps low-rent housing with low-rent housing, apartment complexes near apartment complexes, and houses near houses. And all of those nowhere near each other.
Limit the Amount of Property Investment Companies Can Own
Investment firms like Blackrock are buying hundreds of thousands of homes — and sometimes entire neighborhoods — raising prices, and competing with middle-class Americans looking to take advantage of low-interest rates and buy their first home. The vast majority of the corporations buying up all available properties are going to rent the properties out, making America a nation of renters.
Most Americans are being priced out of owning their first home easily by billion-dollar companies. Builders are wholesaling tens of thousands of homes to bulk buyer investors who are then turning around and renting out the properties to the American people they priced out of owning.
Republican states should limit the number of properties investment firms is able to buy in their states.
Ban Mask Mandates and Vaccine Passports
All of the covid restrictions that were put into place at the beginning of the pandemic – from the lockdowns to the masks – were introduced and enforced by the state governments. Not the federal government.
Republicans control over half of the state legislatures and governorships in the country. Banning mask mandates and vaccine passports for local governments, public schools – and most importantly private businesses – must be supported. The vast majority of years of scientific research regarding the efficacy of masks show they do not prevent the spread of any respiratory illnesses.
The mandates must be banned, and the state has the authority to do so.