There’s something seriously wrong with California. Nature has bestowed upon California the finest gifts – beautiful land formation, greenery, pleasant climate, and the list goes on. And yet, it is a perfect example of how bad governance can turn a beautiful state into a total mess. This week, a U.S. News report ranked California as the state with the worst “quality of life” (by the way, Wisconsin ranked 3rd in that list – that’s how awesome quality of life is here).
The people of California need to pay attention and examine what their elected officials are doing for them, and should hold them accountable for their actions. One recent example: the mayor of Oakland, California, sent out a press release, notifying people about possible raid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. Her warning shielded illegal immigrants from law enforcement operation by ICE. Acting ICE Director Homan said that because of the Democrat mayor’s warning, hundreds of criminals in northern California evaded arrest. Yet, ICE agents were able to arrest 232 people – 115 of them had prior felony convictions for serious or violent offenses. Individuals elected to office by Americans should uphold the rule of law – that should be their biggest priority, not efforts to create a sanctuary city.
The Legislative Analyst’s Office in California, using data from American Community Survey from 2007 to 2016, reported that about 5 million people moved to California from other states, while about 6 million left California – meaning, a net loss 1 million residents to domestic migration. Such numbers send a strong message, and is perhaps a consequence of the poor quality of life in The Golden State.