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A STRAIGHT-UP ACCLAIMED HISTORIAN ENUMERATES GAVIN NEWSOM'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS

There is no doubt that Victor Davis Hanson is a public treasurer, an American classicist, a military historian, and a well-respected and credentialed public intellectual. He is a native Californian and a farmer from the San Joaquin Valley.

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His latest essay, "How California's Paradise Become Our Purgatory," summarizes California Governor Newsom's accomplishments as a progressive communist democrat as California descends into a third-world nation on the decline.

The symptoms of the state's suicide are indisputable.

[OCS: NEWSOM TURNED A $98 BILLION BUDGET SURPLUS INTO A $45 BILLION DEFICIT – with profligate spending by California’s unchecked progressive communist democrat uni-party.]

Governor Gavin Newsom enjoyed a recent $98 billion budget surplus -- gifted from multibillion-dollar federal COVID-19 subsidies, the highest income and gas taxes in the nation, and among the country's steepest sales and property taxes. Yet in a year, he turned it into a growing $45 billion budget deficit. At a time of an over-regulated, overtaxed, and sputtering economy, Newsom spent lavishly on new entitlements, illegal immigrants, and untried and inefficient green projects. 

[OCS: NEWSOM KILLED ABUNDANT AGRICULTURE by pumping potable water into the ocean to assuage eco-communists and destroying small family farms, agricultural land and jobs.]

Newsom was endowed with two of the wettest years in recent California history. Yet he and radical environmentalists squandered the water bounty -- as snowmelts and runoff long designated for agricultural irrigation were drained from aqueducts and reservoirs to flow out to sea. Newsom transferred millions of dollars designated by a voter referendum to build dams and aqueducts for water storage and instead blew up four historic dams on the Klamath River. For decades, these now-destroyed scenic lakes provided clean, green hydroelectric power, irrigation storage, flood control, and recreation.

[OCS: NEWSOM CREATED ATTRACTIVE SOCIAL BENEFIT PROGRAMS THAT SERVE AS A MAGNET FOR WELFARE RECIPIENTS AND ILLEGAL ALIENS.]

California hosts one-third of the nation's welfare recipients. Over a fifth of the population lives below the property line. Nearly half the nation's homeless sleep on the streets of its major cities.

The state's downtowns are dirty, dangerous, and increasingly abandoned by businesses -- most recently Google -- that cannot rely on a defunded and shackled police. Newsom's California has spent billions on homeless relief and subsidizing millions of new illegal migrant arrivals across the state's porous southern border. The result was predictably even more homeless and more illegal immigrants, all front-loaded onto the state's already overtaxed and broken healthcare, housing, and welfare entitlements.

[OCS: This is the communist Cloward-Piven strategy for overloading all of the social benefit programs to create the necessary chaos and civil unrest that leads to a socialist revolution and an authoritarian government.]

Los Angeles Will Require Photo ID For Homeless Luxury Hotel Living But Not Voting

[OCS: NEWSOM CONTINUES PANDERING TO THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR UNIONS.]

Newsom raised the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $22 an hour. The result was wage inflation rippling out to all service areas, unaffordable food for the poor, and massive shut-downs and bankruptcies of fast food outlets.

[OCS: NEWSOM CONTINUES TO REPLACE EDUCATION WITH INDOCTRINATION.]

Twenty-seven percent of Californians were born outside of the United States. It is a minority-majority state. Yet California has long dropped unifying civic education, while the bankrupt state funds exploratory commissions to consider divisive racial reparations. California's universities are hotbeds of ethnic, religious, and racial chauvinism and infighting. State officials, however, did little as its campuses were plagued for months by rampant and violent antisemitism.

[OCS: NEWSOM AIDS AND ABETS THE DECLINE OF LAW AND ORDER, treating criminals as victims and victims as collateral damage.] 

Almost nightly, the nation watches mass smash-and-grab attacks on California retail stores. Carjackers and thieves own the night. They are rarely caught, even more rarely arrested -- and almost never convicted. Currently, Newsom is fighting in the courts to stop the people's constitutional right to place on the ballot initiatives to restore penalties for violent crime and theft.

California Supreme Court yields to Newsom and Legislature, removes Taxpayer Protection Act from November ballot

Watch: Gavin Newsom's Oakland, California Transformed Into Warzone On Juneteenth

OCS: NEWSOM ABRIDGES FREEDOM AND SEEKS TO CURTAIL PRIVATE VEHICLES AND MOBILITY AS HE PROMOTES DANGEROUS  AND DIRTY MASS TRANSIT.]

Gas prices are the highest in the continental United States, given green mandate formulas and the nation's highest, and still raising, gasoline taxes -- and are scheduled to go well over $6 a gallon. Yet its ossified roads and highways are among the nation's most dangerous, as vast sums of transportation funding were siphoned off to the multibillion-dollar high-speed rail boondoggle.

Man fatally shot on Metro train in South L.A., police say

[OCS: NEWSOM IS DELIBERATLY DESTROYING CALIFORNIA’S ABUNDANT PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY.]

The state imports almost all the costly vitals of modern life, mostly because it prohibits using California's own vast petroleum, natural gas, timber, and mineral resources. As California implodes, its embarrassed government turns to the irrelevant, if not ludicrous. It now outlaws natural gas stoves in new homes. It is adding new income-based surcharges for those who dutifully pay their power bills -- to help subsidize the 2.5 million Californians who simply default on their energy bill with impunity.

[OCS: HANSON ANSWERS THE QUNTISENTIAL QUESTION.]

What happened to the once-beautiful California paradise?

Millions of productive but frustrated, overtaxed, and underserved middle-class residents have fled to low-crime, low-tax, and well-served red states in disgust.

In turn, millions of illegal migrants have swarmed the state, given its sanctuary-city policies, refusal to enforce the law, and generous entitlements.

Meanwhile, a tiny coastal elite, empowered by $9 trillion in Silicon Valley market capitalization, fiddled while their state burned.

California became a medieval society of plutocratic barons, subsidized peasants, and a shrinking and fleeing middle class. It is now home to a few rich estates, subsidized apartments, and unaffordable middle-class houses.

California suffers from poorly ranked public schools -- but brags about its prestigious private academies. Its highways are lethal -- but it hosts the most private jets in the nation.

The fantasies of a protected enclave of Gavin Newsom, Nancy Pelosi, and the masters of the Silicon Valley universe have become the abject nightmares of everyone else.

In sum, a privileged Bay Area elite inherited a California paradise and turned it into purgatory.

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Remember, California Governor Newsom did not do this alone; he was aided and abetted by California's progressive communist democrat uni-party that is agenda-driven and controls all significant offices in California and a radical left entrenched bureaucracy seeded by radical progressive communist Governor Jerry "Moonbeam" Brown.

Bottom line…

While illegal aliens do not vote in California's elections, they are counted in the national census, which increases the number of politicians in the House of Representatives--politicians that pander to the racial and ethnic demands in their districts.

Electing radical progressive communist democrats is terrible enough, but electing corrupt pandering politicians is hastening the downfall of California.

Save yourself, your children, your community, your state, and your nation; throw the bastards, including the "go along to get along" Republicans, out of office.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve

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