It is unprecedented that small business owners in California are facing fines, threats and lawsuits for doing what every politician has encouraged them to do for decades; 'Work hard and keep our economy moving'. In 2021, California is still under the unconstitutional "One-Man" rule under Governor Gavin Newsom. He seized power under a plea for the public to "Close for two weeks due to a virus" back in early 2020. Here we are, almost a year later and what is the result? Mass economic devastation, rising depression, anxiety and negative mental health issues. Suicide rates are rising at alarming rates. Who do you turn to for help? Who does our small business owners call for relief? Our county supervisors and Sacramento politicians.
In this new era of fear, threats and rising uncertainty, what are our elected officials doing for us? The county of Ventura, Board of Supervisors, just voted to SUE a church for allowing the freedom of choice to their attendees. That's right. The church is under attack here in Ventura County for the terrible crime of offering solace and comfort to people in the community. The Ventura County Board of Supervisors has recently filed a lawsuit against businesses who dare to defy their orders to remain closed. One restaurant owner was given a summons and in the complaint the County of Ventura says that he has been staying open and "...creating a significant risk of community spread of COVID-19, including hospitalizations and deaths..." The County of Ventura has supplied ZERO scientific evidence that this restaurant or ANY food establishment has been the cause of any spreading of the virus, much less any direct-cause hospitalizations or death.
Costco, Wallmart, Target....all the big box stores can be jam-packed full with people moving up and down their isles, handling and putting back all sorts of merchandise and lining up in long queues to enter inside with the rest of the shoppers. But these smaller business owners are now being targeted by our local government and establishment politicians. Unthinkable in a free republic.
There reaches a point when an individual is pressed back so far into a corner that they must make a very difficult decision to comply and (financially) die or turn and take a stand. I am standing alongside these brave small business owners who have been FORCED into the position of civil disobedience. They choose to remain open or reopen their businesses. They have no choice. They must pay their rent and feed their children. They have employees and their employees children who depend upon them.
Where is the compassion? Where is the help from the county or Sacramento?
When one small business owner recently called our Senator Henry Stern for options to help his struggling business, he was told that the legislature had given all it's power to Governor Newsom. Our elected Senator Henry Stern and Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin knowingly and purposely GAVE AWAY any power that they had to help the thousands of people who elected them. As of the writing of this post, they have not been able to get it back from the governor.
This is a frightening precedent. This should never have happened. Your voice and your vote was given away. Will you ever get it back? Do you even care? You should. Because next it may be your industry that is targeted for "necessary shut down". Next, your home could be in the way of political plans for development and "eminent domain" will render you and your family homeless. You are next unless we stand up now to these outrageous, tyrannical actions by self-serving career politicians.
I'm sick and tired of the "same old game" that always hurts the people and benefits the politicians.
I hope that you will join every group that you can find who are resisting these unconstitutional orders that are being forced upon a population that has no voice in Sacramento. I hope that you can join in the fight now for these small business owners because your turn IS coming, in some form, in the near future.
Plan to fight.
Plan to stand.
Plan to stay free as an American who has rights.
I stand, I fight and I will be able to say in my last moments on earth that I pushed back against the encroaching darkness. I hope that you will join me.
Thank you CA GOP Chairwoman Jessica Patterson!
"Denise Pedrow has the integrity, grace and knowledge to represent to 44th District in Sacramento. With her in office, I know that we will be one step closer to saving California and bringing back business to our state and community." Fmr. Congressman Steve Knight
"California has been dominated by one party for far too long and this has resulted in our state leading the nation in poverty, homelessness and debt. Our citizens are burdened with the highest taxes in the country and it is time for a change. I know Denise Pedrow will be a voice for all Californians to stand against the mismanagement of our current leadership. I fully endorse her for the California State Assembly. "-Rob McCoy
I was born and raised here in Southern California. Ventura county has been my home for 20 years. I come from a large Hispanic family with a strong tradition of community service. Many in my family have served in the military, law enforcement and the Los Angeles Fire Department. I have conservative and moderate values with a natural inclination towards compassion and action.
I fully support our men and women who work in Law Enforcement departments. I believe the answers are to be found in unity as a community and unity with our first responders. We must DEFEND and FUND MORE training and recruits into our law enforcement departments to help keep our communities and police/sheriff departments safe.
Funding "community groups" with millions of taxpayer dollars without any training or oversight is a recipe for corruption, violence and tyrannical rule in our communities. The law enforcement departments ALREADY have internal affairs departments that DO hold officers accountable if they overstep their authority.
My family and I have spent more than 31 years working in the construction industry to build affordable Senior and Multi-Family housing.
I don't believe that we need more regulations in California, we need to enforce the laws that we already have. We need to get rid of the recent laws that allow government overreach into our daily lives. More laws are being passed by the Sacramento Legislature that protect criminals and criminal behavior. This leads our communities into more turbulent and unsafe times.
It doesn't have to be this way. We need strong leaders who will uphold the United States Constitution and protect ALL of our rights as citizens of a free and powerful nation. We live in the most free land on earth, yet we are oppressed by our own Sacramento leaders. Our own leaders are tearing apart our foundation that has allowed California to become the 5th strongest economy in the world. I will fight to stop the Democratic agenda that is ruining our way of life.
We need balance back into our state legislature. The progressive left, Democrats and elite need to hear from the millions of regular people in California. We are the people who are standing up and saying a loud and clear "NO" to overregulation, oppressive taxes, running families and businesses out of our state and making laws that do nothing to protect our lives, our children and our property.
Support Denise Pedrow for Assembly to help bring back balance and accountability to our state government.
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