The number one responsibility of the Governor of California is to ensure that the citizens of California are safe, so that they can engage in their day-to-day activities without fear of physical harm. Governor Newsom has failed miserably at this most sacred of Gubernatorial responsibilities, and the ramifications for the state have been catastrophic.
California has a long history of being a world leader when it comes to technology and innovation, but its leadership position is in jeopardy due to the current state of California’s K-12 education. Over the last several decades, our public schools have been taken over by special interests producing an outdated, insufficient, and very expensive public education system that is failing our children.
California was once the state where people from all over the world came to pursue their dreams, but as its Golden luster fades, people are leaving in droves. We pay some of the highest taxes in the nation on income and gasoline, yet public services and infrastructure are considered among the worst.
In addition to being a leader in technology and innovation, California also leads when it comes to feeding the world. The state’s nearly 70,000 farms produce over $50 billion in value and add to the rich fabric of the state and country’s history and culture.
For us to solve California’s homelessness problem, we first must start viewing our homeless brethren as fellow Californians and care for them with the same common-sense compassion and understanding that we would care for our own family members.
Every Californian should have access to affordable and quality healthcare that is focused on the life of the individual, and not arbitrarily determined by one-size-fits-all insurance premiums. A California run single-payer healthcare model, like the one recently voted on in the California Assembly, would only push us further from our goal of affordable and quality healthcare for all.
In times of crisis, there is nothing more important than bold and steadfast leadership. Governor Newsom has lacked both qualities throughout the pandemic, which is why California has lingered in a perpetual state of uncertainty, while other states have flourished.
California is home to some of the world’s most beautiful landmarks. I, like everyone else, want clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and a state that protects her most beautiful resources, from the coasts to the Sierras.