For a while in Afghanistan last year, I couldn’t tell whether I was angrier at the Taliban for shooting rockets at us or Sacramento for forcing students to study alternative sexual lifestyles in positive terms.
Then, as a parent of a 6-year-old boy, I was absolutely livid at the California legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown for passing SB 48, a law that is a blatant and shameless government overreach into our lives.
Read it for yourself: http://www.stopsb48.com/
I tried to download a petition and send it back to California, but, as I learned later, my petition was invalid because I used the wrong size of paper. Worse still, the Stop SB 48 people fell just 5,000 signatures short of qualifying for the November ballot.
But the Stop SB 48 people are trying again with an initiative known as the CLASS Act, or “Children Learning Accurate Social Science.” Whatever the name, the cause is just.
Now that I’m back in California, I’m proud that my Redlands Tea Party Patriots have taken on the law’s repeal as a cause. The new law clearly violates our principle of constitutionally limited government.
I was thrilled last week when I came home from work and found a huge box of petitions from Stop SB 48 people. I’m in the process of distributing them to like-minded people and gathering signatures.
The public can sign them at our next Market Night booth in Redlands on Thursday, March 15. They will be part of our ongoing neighborhood canvassing campaign.
Further, a local church, the Redlands Christian Center, 814 Church Street in Redlands, has courageously agreed to be a petition center: http://classact2012.com/petition-centers/
It’s time for good parents to stop fearing political correctness and unite in a cause as important as any parent could ever have: protecting children.