Federal Judge Turns Central Valley California into Third World

I hate the hard lessons of liberalism, and this is one of them. When a federal judge ruled two years ago that water used to support the crops of Central Valley could no longer be used in order to save a stupid fish, he brought third-world conditions upon one of the richest farming areas in the country. In other words, in one ruling, he put thousands out of work and turned the Central Valley into a waste land. This is why liberalism never works. Liberals always value things like fish more than human life (see the abortion argument). Here is what Investor’s Business Daily reports:

Fresno is the agricultural capital of America. More food per acre in more variety can be grown in the fertile Central Valley surrounding this community than on any other land in America — perhaps in the world.

Yet far from being a paradise, Fresno is starting to resemble Zimbabwe or 1930s Ukraine, a victim of a famine machine that is entirely man-made, not by red communists this time, but by greens.

State and federal officials, driven by the agenda of environmental extremists, have made it extremely difficult for the valley’s farms, introducing costly environmental regulations and cutting off critical water supplies to save the Delta smelt, a bait fish. It’s all driving the economy to collapse.

In the southwest part of the Central Valley, water allotments as low as 10% of normal have created a visible dust bowl. The knock-on effect can be seen in cities like Fresno, where November’s unemployment among the packers, cannery workers and professional fields that make agriculture productive stands at 16.9%.

Other Central Valley cities such as Hanford-Corcoran, Merced, Modesto, Stockton and Visalia-Porterville have similar jobless numbers, the highest in the country. The Wal-Mart Foundation notes that “24.1% of families in this community (Fresno) cannot afford regular meals compared to a national average of 9.2%.”

That’s right — a community that supplies a quarter of America’s fruit and vegetables is begging for food. City officials and the media seem oblivious to this irony. “Even if Fresno doesn’t finish first (in WalMart’s Facebook contest) the fight against hunger will still come out a winner,” the Fresno Bee crowed, citing publicity.

Fresno was ranked dead last at 102 as the worst city in America to do business, according to a 2010 MarketWatch survey. Four other Central Valley cities made the national bottom 10 — Bakersfield, Sacramento, Modesto and Stockton.

If that’s not a sign of a distressed region, what is? Fresno shouldn’t know the meaning of hunger or poverty, given its natural bounty.

It’s high time the greens who did this to the richest farmland in the country be held accountable. Far from bringing greenery, their disruptive agendas have left central California a wasteland.

Is this fish worth it? Not at all. Remember, the people that live in Central Valley are far more valuable than the fish. Should we seek to save the fish? Yes, absolutely. But not at the expense of the men, women and children who live in the Central Valley. They have the right to farm for food, and for this federal judge to rule otherwise is far beyond his authority. No entity has the right to deny men and women the right to grow food for themselves and for others. This is far beyond the pale of his authority and he needs to be ripped out of office, and made to live in the valley with the poor that he created. But alas, liberals are liberals. The judge will remain comfortable and well fed because justice is lacking. He will remain where he is because other liberals think he is justified in depriving basic human needs in view of the stupid fish.

Remember, to liberals, humans fall lowest in the pecking order of things. To them, causes, ideas and animals are far more important than basic human needs. Since those there in the valley have to turn to government for help, they are even happier. That is part of liberalism goal: to get us all dependent upon the government. If they can do that and keep a stupid fish undisturbed, so much the better.

For those of you who understand what I’m saying here, please, never buy into the line that liberals do things because they care about people or care about children. They don’t. If you do something that deprives people of basic human needs, then you do not love them nor care for them. You only care about your feelings and things that do not matter. Liberalism, and the Democrats who support this kind of foolishness need to be rebuked for their lack of love towards their fellow man. What they are doing is true hatred. May they be driven from power and live in the poverty they have created for others.

Hattip: HotAir.

Democrats Have Always Been the Party of Slavery

One of my beefs with the Democratic Party is their constant lie on slavery. They always try to pin slavery on Republicans and conservatives, yet, it was the Democratic Party that truly was the party of slavery and the Ku Klux Klan. They were and continue to be the party of slavery, only now, their form of slavery comes in the form of the welfare state and the burden of taxes on the people.

Remember that Obama said he would not allow taxes to increase on the middle class? Yet, come this January our taxes will increase in many ways. Not only did the Dems fail to extend the Bush tax cuts, but taxes on our health insurance will go up, making it more difficult to afford health insurance.

The Democrats also continue to be the party of racism. When there is someone getting racists, it is always those on the left doing so. Just take the case of Alan West, who is running for Congress out of Florida. He is black, conservative and running with the Republicans. Yet, he has been called every thing from Uncle Tom, Oreo, etc., etc. Not by those on the right, but by those on the Left.

Just listen to his own words.

Notice that Alan West doesn’t let it bother him. He is going to press on being conservative, American and Republican regardless of the racial slurs thrown at him by the Left. He also mentions the fact that the Dems are continuing slavery.

As long as the Dems try to get the country dependent upon government, using oppressive legislation like Obamacare to do so, they will continue to be the party of slavery.

Another thought that occurred to me when I first begin reading and thinking about this issue is why the Democrats have never apologized for slavery. Since they are the party of slavery, should they not lead the way in apologizing to blacks across the country? You will hear blacks from time to time demanding an apology from America, but they won’t start with their own party. They seem to imply that it should be Republicans who should apologize first, even though it was a Republican President, known as Lincoln, that brought about freedom for the slaves. It was also Republicans who helped get the Civil Rights bill passed back in the 1960s. The Democrats couldn’t do it without the help of Republicans, because there were too many Dems like Senator Robert “Sheets” Byrd who blocked the legislation (he was a member of the KKK for years.)

But alas, Democrats won’t apologize for slavery because they still believe in the principle of slavery. Only now, we are the slaves working for the Government, or shall we call it: Master? They want us to work and work and work giving our hard-earned money to the government so they can have more power and control over us.

I think Kevin McCullough captures these thoughts well on an article he wrote for Townhall.com.

McCullough writes:

“And they have a right to be impatient about the pace of change. I’m impatient!”

While the American public has far more right to express those words in regards to the President’s policies, it seems this week, President Obama had it backwards. Speaking to a group of voters (barely 3000–remember the days of 100,000 plus with fake roman columns) under the age of 40, the President attempted to make the case that Americans should stick with his party in the November elections.

His attempts to get people to stick with him are truly in vain. The more he speaks, the more desperate he seems.

McCullough continues:

Yes, if he felt he was impatient in seeing change arrive, imagine all the people that feel further away from it than when they voted for him twenty-four months ago.

But it was what he said next that has evoked such curious reaction.

“It took time to free the slaves…”

Directly begging for voters to stick with he and his party in November, his words conjured up loads of emotion.

If one is to properly understand the analogy the parallel to be drawn would be to portray himself as a Lincoln-like, emancipating sort of character in 2010. If one is to be in fierce agreement with what he said one would be forced to analyze who Obama was referring to as slaves, and by necessity who he implied were the slave masters. Lastly, if the statement was to make any sense at all one would have to address the definition of “free.”

McCullough makes the case that Obama doesn’t know what true freedom truly is. He confuses slavery with freedom and vice versa. The expansion of government is costing our freedom every day. Every time he passes new legislation, the government expands and our freedom shrinks. I believe there is a reason theologically. The more that our country looks to government to solve our problems instead of God, the more we are given over to government. God warned the Israelites that this was the nature of government in 1 Samuel 8:10 ff, when the people demanded a king instead of letting God be their king, the king would start taking from the people and demanding things that did not belong to him.

The same is true of our government today. Our government continually demands that which does not belong to it. We have gone so far way from the biblical teaching of government. The purpose of the government it to make sure there is protection from foreign invansion and to carry out the laws passed of a civil society. This has fallen by the wayside because of Liberal Democrats, who deny the existence of God in any political entity, thinking the end all and be all of justice is the government running every thing from our health care to how much fat we consume on a daily basis. This mentality can only lead to tyranny and greater slavery. And that is what the Democrats are all about since their entire purpose in serving and governing is the expansion of government. They have never condemned slavery, because they still believe in slavery.

McCullough is far more gracious and continues:

Obama confuses freedom for slavery.

He has read of others who did free slaves. But he himself comes up short.

For anyone that forcibly coerces so many others into poorly run, horribly inefficient public policies to the degree that their very life depends them–may fancy themselves as historic.

But they are not setting anyone free from anything.

He is instead the new slave owner, operating the ultimate plantation, funded on the broken backs of tax-payers, who are in need of a civil revolt to restore what had belonged to them–self determination.

Link, here. (Hattip: Wintery Knight for the Alan West video).