In a courageous move, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has decided to stand strong against the communist insurgency besetting his state. As the The LA Times reports:
The governor wielded his veto pen against a measure that would have eliminated references in state law to communism as cause for dismissal of school, community college and other public employees.
“Many Californians have fled Communist regimes, immigrated to the United States and sought freedom in our nation because of the human rights abuses perpetuated in other parts of the world,” Schwarzenegger said in his veto message. “It is important particularly for those people that California maintains the protections of current law.
“Therefore,” his message said, “I see no compelling reason to change the law that maintains our responsibility to ensure that public resources are not used for purposes of overthrowing the U.S. or state government, or for communist activities.“
You see, state resources are only meant for overthrowing other governments — and President Bush and the US Congress are doing just fine bringing down the federal government on their own.
Unfortunately, despite Governor Schwarzenegger’s brave stand against communism on college campuses, the ban apparently doesn’t extend to former Justice Department officials
— and current University of California professors — who advocated for the US president assuming such unlimited power Julius Caesar would blush; a “unilateral executive” torturing and invading on a whim without so much as a text message to the Speaker of the House’s Blackberry.
But good thing we’re not going to allow any communists to infiltrate California, for left unchecked — why, the commies could take power and the US government might someday start nationalizing whole industries! And how would you feel if the United States turned into some morally and fiscally bankrupt kleptocratic state, run into the ground by a corrupt economic and political elite?