So California hasn’t slid off into the Pacific Ocean, yet.

Democrat lawmakers in California have stepped forward to make their views of society and the worth they put on the lives of children crystal clear.

And it is ugly.

The new year in California makes it legal to pimp out children to sexual predators.

It’s ok. They wrapped it up in a bill, to make it nice and formal. That’ll take some of the stigma away.

SB 1322 bars law enforcement from arresting sex workers who are under the age of 18 for soliciting or engaging in prostitution, or loitering with the intent to do so. So teenage girls (and boys) in California will soon be free to have sex in exchange for money without fear of arrest or prosecution.

This terribly destructive legislation was written and passed by the progressive Democrats who control California’s state government with a two-thirds “supermajority.” To their credit, they are sincere in their belief that decriminalizing underage prostitution is good public policy that will help victims of sex trafficking. Unfortunately, the reality is that the legalization of underage prostitution suffers from the fatal defect endemic to progressive-left policymaking: it ignores experience, common sense and most of all human nature — especially its darker side.

Basically, the bill aims to keep sex trafficking illegal. Pimps can still be prosecuted, but if an 11-year old girl is caught prostituting, and says she’s doing what she’s doing of her own free will, no problem.

So what if the child is so afraid of what their pimp will do that they refuse to give him up or say they’re being exploited?

That happens far too often in cases of sex trafficking and the exploitation of children. This bill makes it very easy for pimps and traffickers to not only thrive in their sick business, but encourages them to seek out more children to victimize.

As Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, a national leader on human trafficking issues, told the media, “It just opens up the door for traffickers to use these kids to commit crimes and exploit them even worse.” Another prosecutor insightfully observed that if traffickers wrote legislation to protect themselves, it would read like SB 1322.

This is California.

Want to know why we have an electoral college?

So the same people that support this kind of sickness don’t have an undue influence on our nation.

This is disgusting.