The USA Freedom Act is an attack on the Fourth Amendment

The Patriot Act is now repackaged with a new name, The USA Freedom Act and unfortunately government’s unwarranted and indefinite storage of private records and communications continues. The new spy law, as was its predecessor, remains an attack on the Fourth Amendment. Unfortunately for big government advocates, collecting and storing data on its citizens is […]

To be trees or not to be trees

To the Anza Valley Editor, This is a question “we” (meaning all mountainous, rural residents) know the answer to – Yes, let there be trees!  Why? How many reasons do we need to give to make this legitimate in the eyes of the County, Cal-Trans or whoever is attempting to make unilateral decisions on our […]

Cooperative interdependence

Kevin Short Special to the Anza Valley Outlook “Co-operatives are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their members. If they enter into agreements with other organizations, including governments, or raise capital from external sources, they do so on terms that ensure democratic control by their members and maintain their co-operative autonomy.” (Cooperative Principle #4) Much has […]

Statement by Assemblyman Brian Jones on proposed Legislation to weaken Proposition 13

SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-Santee) released the following statement in response to the announcement that legislation will be introduced to weaken Proposition 13 in California: “During the same week our State Legislature is considering the largest budget in California’s history – nearly $115.3 billion, two lawmakers have introduced legislation to dilute Proposition 13. This proposal, […]

New Spy law on Americans looks like the old one

Libertarians and constitutionalists feel betrayed by the long hated extreme surveillance measures implemented in the misnamed Patriot Act (should be named Surveillance of Americans Act) of October 2001, six weeks after 9/11.  Authors of the bill knew at the time that such measures meant an unprecedented expansion of government and loss of privacy for most […]

A Boy Scout and his gay Scoutmaster

A year ago the Boy Scouts of America elected Robert M. Gates, past CIA director and national defense secretary, as its national president. Perhaps there has never been a more high profile national president. His honors in the scouting program are just as impressive. Unfortunately his message this month to the Scouts’ national annual meeting […]

A Constitutional Convention is too dangerous

Anyone the least bit familiar with the Constitution and its early history knows that, despite lip-service to it, neither political party follows it, nor do any of the three branches of government actually limit themselves to their specific articles in it.   All three operate outside the carefully crafted cages to which they were assigned.  So […]

Democrats angry with “sellout” President

Thank goodness for traditional Democrats with wisdom and experience from a previous trade deal that badly hurt the American worker. They are, for the second time in a generation, opposing their own president for selling them out. Three weeks ago Democratic lawmakers joined union leaders and hundreds of other Democrats in a rally on Capitol […]

The Constitution does not need a Constitutional Convention

The California State Legislature is contemplating joining other states in proposing an Article V Constitutional Convention to change the U.S. Constitution like unto that used by the Founding Fathers in 1787. Under the authorship of Assemblywoman Shannon Grove, it patterns its proposal after sister states Alaska, Florida, Georgia, and New Hampshire each of whom falsely […]

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