FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR
My Ballot, in Brief
I don’t have an exceptional amount of time today to outline my ballot and why I voted this way, but I’ve filled out my ballot and will mail it in today. Here’s how I voted.
- President and Vice President: John McCain and Sarah Palin. Sadly enough, they are the only candidates on the ballot who aren’t socialists and/or kooks. Regardless of my differences with Senator McCain, I can vote for him without hesitation or regret, without compromising any principle even. He’s simply the best man on the ballot. Plus, Governor Palin is definitely worth voting for with a smile.
- US House of Representatives, 45th District: Mary Bono Mack. Her only opponent is a Democrat, so this is a no brainer. Bono Mack may be a member of the RMSP, but she’s not a member of the pro-infanticide caucus headed by Rep. Steny Hoyer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
- State Senate, 37th District: John J. Benoit. Opposed only by a Democrat, this Republican will be a fine fighter of tax and spend policies in Sacramento.
- Assembly, 64th District: Brian Nestande. The Republican is unopposed.
- Riverside Community College District: I picked two names not listed as teachers, in order to avoid the vermicious knids of the local teachers’ unions.
- Moreno Valley Unified School District Board: I picked two businessmen to avoid the corrupt teachers’ unions, who wish to control both sides of their own contract negotiations.
- Moreno Valley City Council: William H. Batey, II. He is unopposed, but if I had a choice I’d vote someone else in. Our city isn’t run well at all, and while I don’t honestly know where Batey stands, he’s been in for at least 12 years (I was in Journalism class in high school with his son my senior year when soon after Batey was first elected), and we could use a house cleaning.
- Proposition 1A: No. We can’t afford more debt. Cut spending instead. Especially not for government run trains which seem to be literally killing people all the time here in California.
- Proposition 2: No. A law only PETA would love, would kill chicken farming in California.
- Proposition 3: No. We can’t afford more debt. Cut spending instead.
- Proposition 4: Yes. A waiting period for parental notification of minors having abortions is the least we can to protect young mothers and their unborn children. Secret abortions are the rapist’s friends.
- Proposition 5: No. I’m no fan of a lot of drug laws, but using the criminal justice system for “rehabilitation” is inappropriate.
- Proposition 6: No. We can’t afford more debt. Cut spending instead.
- Proposition 7: No. T. Boone Pickens spent big to push this law to make California taxpayers subsidize his investment in wind energy. My message to Pickens: get lost. I’m not going to pay to try to bail you out of your silly gamble on wind. Your selfishness and dishonesty in funding this without disclosing your personal investments are flabbergasting.
- Proposition 8: Yes. Let’s restore marriage to the definition it’s always had, for the children.
- Proposition 9: Yes. Let’s keep dangerous criminals in prison longer, and ensure their victims and their victim’s families can speak out about the dangers of releasing them early.
- Proposition 10: No. We can’t afford more debt. Cut spending instead.
- Proposition 11: No. Redistricting is a political matter that must be left for accountable elected officials to decide. To let backroom deals choose an unelected, unaccountable panel stacked with partisan hacks do the districting instead is antithetical to a Republican form of government.
- Proposition 12: No. We can’t afford more debt. Cut spending instead.
And there you have it. A lot of bonds on the ballot his year, as though our state’s finances weren’t already in horrible shape. Oh, this state sometimes.