If This Bill Stands, Our Republic is Finished!

I will preface these comments by stating that there is a miniscule hope left in me that the California State Senate will pull its state back from the edge of a cliff from which there is likely no return by refusing to pass the bill recently approved by the state Assembly. That bill, known as AB 2943, if passed into law and signed by Governor Moonbeam (oops, Brown) will go down in history as the singularly most unconstitutional attack on the First Amendment rights of every American that has ever been considered.

As it stands, if it is signed into law, it will literally prohibit the sale or distribution of any book – including the Holy Bible and the Quran – simply because both these books and many other suggest that homosexuality is abnormal, a sin, an abomination, or any suggestion other than this behavior or transgenderism are anything but normal human conditions.

In addition, should someone voluntarily attempt to engage the services of a counselor or psychiatrist to assist them in controlling, eliminating, or otherwise ridding themselves of feelings or attractions for partners of the same sex or who are suffering from gender dysphoria, the practitioner is subject to civil suit, damages, penalties, and potentially other legal punishments if they so much as accept a fee for such services.

It seems to me that the recent history of actions by the government of the State of California have demonstrated an strong intent to completely ignore the U.S. Constitution, all federal laws including those designed to protect the public from discrimination based on First Amendment rights, all federal laws enforcing immigration rules and border controls, and any number of other infringements, but this one makes the cake shop and photography business cases look mild by comparison.

Do these leaders not understand that by California becoming a part of the United States of America that they have bound themselves to support and defend the Constitution and acknowledge that federal law and the Constitution represent the supreme law of the entire nation (including California)?

Given the fact that California is situated within the extremely leftist Ninth Judicial Circuit, it is very unlikely that any case concerning this proposed law would be overturned at that point. Therefore, it is just as likely that someone will be forced into the position of taking this case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court to get it overturned.

Although we all know that Justices Kagan and Sotomayor are just about as leftist as those judges on the Ninth Circuit, I would be shocked if either one of them would have the audacity to defend such a law were it to come before the high bench in Washington. That remains to be seen.

We can only pray that this point – they haven’t yet made that a criminal offense even in California – that cooler heads in the Senate will stop this nonsense before it further enflames the American public. I truly feel sorry for those who disagree with this law and others passed in their state but are trapped by living and working there.

If, however, cooler heads do not exist in the Golden State (more tarnished by the second, it seems), one should expect extensive repercussions from several fronts. One can also expect that someone’s life will be seriously disrupted as they navigate to the Supreme Court as their last resort for justice and the rule of law in America. I, for one, will pray for them and our country. How far we have fallen. It may be that we have finally reached the point of no return. God help us!

(From Editor: Despite leftist Snopes denying there’s anything untoward about AB 2943, read California progressives were caught on video explaining their agenda. Read more HERE.) 

Tom Stark

Tom Stark’s career began with Air Force service, including a year in Thailand and Vietnam, and progressed through a variety of manufacturing and service positions to Manager of Security, Safety, and Transportation for the Orange County (FL) Convention Center. He graduated from Barry University in 1994 and soon after embarked on a second career building custom furniture as an entrepreneur for the last 20 years. He unsuccessfully ran as a Tea Party candidate in the 2010 Congressional race (WV-01). Tom currently writes and advocates for smaller more prudent and less intrusive government, strengthening families and protecting life while building free market principles that make America stronger. He is now 70, retired, and residing with his wife in Weston, West Virginia.

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