"As a conservative living in the Socialist Republic of California, I no longer have representation. We in California are at the mercy of the left, whose ideology and agenda we do not share. The stark contrast between us now engulfs the rest of the country in a war for the heart and soul of America. " . . .
"In days gone by, our country was represented by two major political parties that had the same end, values, and vision but differed in methodology. Today, conservatives no longer share the same mission as the left. Their missions are polar opposites, and the divide is unbridgeable.
"While conservatives seek a return to constitutional principles of less government, a free market, and sovereignty, the left seeks open borders, wealth redistribution, and statism.
"For the last eight years, the left has made considerable inroads with the election of Barack Obama. Under his administration, businesses are overregulated and heavily taxed. Health care was socialized, and our borders are wide open. Sanctuary cities sprang up throughout the land, and the resettlement of migrants from hostile third-world war-torn countries were and continue to be given a welcome mat. No longer is there any distinction between a citizen and an illegal for many in the media, our universities, and our local institutions. Schools and law enforcement are told to look the other way when confronted with those who have entered our country illegally." . . .
Shari Goodman is an educator, activist, and political commentator. Her commentaries have appeared in World Net Daily, American Thinker, Canada Free Press, Family Security Matters, and Israel Today, among others. She is a red dot residing in the blue state of California.