Heidi Hall is running for District 1 county supervisor, so think a lot of folks in Nevada County. She is a well-spoken woman and a trained leftwing ideologue who currently has an unopposed soapbox provided by The Union newspaper. Her weekly column keeps her in the public eye, and allows Union readers to hear her opinions on issues and proposed solutions to a variety of local and national problems. I think this is an excellent way for voters to get to know a candidate, and I would not diminish her voice in any way. What I would like though is for a potential candidate of a more conservetarian bent to also make a regular appearance in the newspaper’s op-ed pages. Perhaps the two of them could even contend on some important local issues.
I don’t know what is preventing the early appearance of Ms Hall’s opponent in next year’s election. Maybe it’s because three-term Supervisor Nate Beason has not made clear his plans for a fourth term. I don’t know who would want to run against Nate if he throws his hat in the ring again. And the longer he delays declaring his intentions, the more he assures that he will be the only candidate who will be able to defeat Ms Hall. Bowing out later than sooner will give Heidi a leg up on the race. In any event, if our supervisor decides to run again, and get the next major county building named after him, then I will once more support Captain Nate Beason, USN (Ret).
San Francisco, a murderous sanctuary city. Actually, there are tens of cities and towns across the country that have openly declared and demonstrated that they not only will not abide certain federal laws, but will actually work to thwart their execution. It should surprise no one that the lamestream and progressive pundits have never taken such jurisdictions to task for actively inviting and harboring illegal aliens. You see, it’s OK for liberals to pick and choose which laws they want to follow – it’s a top-down thing that starts at the White House.
I wonder if it’s possible to use such a precedent at the county level. There’s a lot of crap handed down to us from Washington and Sacramento that really runs counter to our best interests. Why don’t we just pick and choose which laws are appropriate for us here in the Sierra? We could list the bad ones and put them onto a 'Just Say NO!' referendum ballot. Federal and state laws that don’t get 51% support will be ‘scrupled’ by Nevada County. (A tenet or law to which exception is taken is said to be scrupled.)