Leftists cry and scream

Phil Weigel, Minot

So recently California governor Mr. Newsom signed into law that if a politician does not release 5-plus years of tax returns that they cannot be on the ballot in California. Not just local or government level, but even national elections.

This is wrong for several reasons. First of all, leftists cry and scream about “voter suppression” constantly and here they are, engaging in it. Secondly, there’s no requirement for any presidential candidate to release his or her tax returns to the public. You just need to be a natural born U.S. citizen, be 35 years old and have lived in the U.S. for the better part of the last decade consecutively.

That’s it.

And finally, the reason that it’s wrong is simply, who understands taxes? How many of you do your own taxes? How many of you take your taxes to H&R Block or some other service and have them do it for you?

This is yet another reason why I dislike leftists, as I’ve mentioned that I dislike them before.

There are a couple of ways to handle this. One, this law gets thrown off the books as it’s actually trying to influence elections. Two, we could just ignore California and their votes for all national elections and not count them in the Electoral College for president. I should note that I’m being sarcastic here.

And lastly, why should anyone care about California? They’re losing residents at rates that makes how North Dakota was losing residents in the past look tame, their economy is slowly starting to fail and the quality of life in California is the worst in the nation. To compare, North Dakota is ranked as having the highest quality of life in the United States.

No, California is not a model of success, it’s got a homeless rate far higher than anywhere else in the country, San Francisco has to hire people for a “poop patrol” to go out and clean up human feces on sidewalks and streets, not to mention the needles and other things. Los Angeles is so disease ridden that the bubonic plague is making a return there.

If anything, we should look at California and go “let’s do the opposite of that” and we should be successful.