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The voters in bankrupt San Bernardino this week elected tea party-type individuals as their mayor and city council.

The voters in bankrupt San Bernardino this week elected tea party-type individuals as their mayor and city council, firing the pro-union old guard that had put the city in debt.

Tuesday’s results follow elections in November, when the balance of power in San Bernardino’s seven-member council shifted dramatically away from an old guard reluctant to take on unions and reduce pension obligations. After Tuesday night, six of seven council members are now on record as saying they want to explore reducing San Bernardino’s pensions, along with Davis, the new mayor, and a new city attorney, Gary Saenz.

This is good news, as it is further proof that elections matter and that the citizenry can make a difference, if it simply pays attention and votes accordingly.

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From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

 
Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
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3 comments

  • joe

    some times all elections are local.

  • PeterF

    I wonder if they will be able to overcome the inertia of the entrenched bureaucracy. Scott Walker has had amazing success but his fight is FAR from over. And if they do fix the city, will the voters then fall back asleep and return the progressives to power because of their pretty promises? Walker for president in 2016!

  • joe

    I agree, these entrenched bureaucracies are as dangerous to the republic as socialism and communism, how do you get rid of the EPA and the department of education. These bureaucracies are in expansion mode and this is part and parcel of big government.

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