California is dying.
We are currently being crushed under the weight of a nearly unbearable bureaucracy. It’s hard to even properly express to outsiders the level of insanity our policies have reached. It sounds unbelievable to almost everyone who is living in normal America. Lots of Americans joke about the Left Coast and it isn’t uncommon to hear people insulting our electorate for their self-punishing liberal bent; but when you actually break down the nuts and bolts of our policy situation for them, their ridicule often turns to horrified awe. It isn’t until you actually hear some of these things out loud that you realize just how dire the situation here has become.
Violent students can no longer be suspended from schools. Illegal immigrants now receive free healthcare, driver’s licenses, and free college. Criminals can steal up to $950 per day without arrest or receiving felony charges, so the addicts living on the streets steal to support their habits (and believe me, they know their rights), get their free needles at the needle exchange, pass out in streets in their own bodily fluids and wake up the next day to do it all over again. Police are not allowed to move tents off streets or even touch the belongings of a homeless person who may be blocking the entrance of a business or home.