Doctor, doctor

To the Editor:

We have a crisis in California, and I’m pleading for those psychologists who came forward at their own expense to diagnose our president, to help us. It has become obvious that there is something seriously wrong with our governor and attorney general.

The signs were already showing when Gov. Brown declared the entire state a “Sanctuary State.” Now Xavier Becerra wants to make it illegal for employers to abide by federal law. You’d think he was in the Obama Justice Department. He looks so young to be so loopy. He has filed more than two dozen lawsuits against the feds, which seems a little obsessive, but I’m not a psychologist.

This is a large state with large problems. There are studies that claim we have more illegal immigrants than the populations of 14 states. About 85 percent of California’s out migration was concentrated in the middle class. The Independent Institute Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation found that may be explained by California falling to the second least economically free U.S. state. Mexico scores higher. The poverty rate is over 20 percent, the highest in the country.

Moonbeam, excuse me, Governor Moonbeam, claims the problem is Proposition 13. Let’s see, 11 percent state taxes, approximately 60 cents to 75 cents more per gallon of gas, and doubling registration fees for all vehicles, and repealing Prop 13.

Oh, and supporting possibly the largest welfare state in the country, as well as the not insignificant unfunded liabilities, or CALPERS. Really?

The Harvard-Harris poll reaffirms what has been the case for 30 years, at least. Americans want illegal immigration controlled, and legal immigration reduced. Maybe Brown wants to secede, but those who support State of Jefferson, or New California, don’t.

Guy Emery


No to marijuana

To the Editor:

After reading about the contentious marijuana meeting in the Union Democrat 1/10/2018 article, I happened to see an article of the same date by Jason Riley on the Wall Street Journal editorial page and the subject was marijuana. What caught my eye was a report that since 2012 when Colorado approved the sale of the drug, fatal automobile accidents caused by marijuana had increased by 66 percent. The state of Washington approved the use of the same about the same time, and as a property owner in that state, I know the fatality rate is about the same as Colorado’s.

I doubt California’s stoners will experience anything different than the above driving statistics, and I hope our county supervisors show more common sense for the health and public safety of our citizens than the raging adherents of this menace.

Charles H. Norton