California May Allow Commies In Government

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY MAY 10, 2017

         THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA IS A GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING; A BAD GIFT THAT UNFORTUNATELY CANNOT BE RETURNED OR EXCHANGED FOR SOMETHING BETTER. THE ESSENTIALLY ONE-PARTY STATE IS ABOUT TO APPROVE A BILL THAT WOULD EFFECTIVELY ALLOW COMMUNISTS TO SERVE IN GOVERNMENT. FUNNY, I THOUGHT THEY WERE ALREADY THERE. IT IS THE NEXT LOGICAL STEP FOR THE FAR-LEFT THAT RUNS, OR IS RUINING, CALIFORNIA, A ONCE REPUBLICAN AND MOSTLY CONSERVATIVE STATE THAT TWICE ELECTED RONALD REAGAN GOVERNOR.

         A BILL UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE STATE LEGISLATURE WOULD REMOVE A BAN ON COMMUNISTS IN GOVERNMENT FIRST PASSED DURING THE SO-CALLED “RED SCARE” OF THE 1940S AND 50S. EMPLOYEES COULD STILL BE FIRED FOR BELONGING TO MOVEMENTS OR IDEOLOGIES THAT ADVOCATE THE OVERTHROW OF THE GOVERNMENT, BUT THAT SEEMS A DISTINCTION WITHOUT MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE.

         COMMUNISTS COME IN DIFFERENT FLAVORS. THERE’S THE CHINESE AND NORTH KOREAN VARIETY AND THEN THERE ARE WHITE HOUSE AIDES LIKE VAN JONES, WHO WAS OUTED AS AN ADMITTED COMMUNIST AND EVENTUALLY FIRED BY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION. CALIFORNIA CONTINUES TO EMBARRASS ITSELF IN AN ERA THAT SEEMS BEYOND EMBARRASSMENT. I’M CAL THOMAS.