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2014 Legislative Session in Review

DECEMBER 2014

Were All Eric. Garner Now


JACK PERRY
LewRockwell.com

ric Garners death was a senseless act of


State brutality. But Eric Garner is not dead because he was a Black man. He is dead because
he was suspected ofdaring to sell a legal product
without charging his customers an outrageously
highcigarette sales tax the State demands.

In 2012, Steve Fox became the first AV Democrat elected to the


Assembly since 1978,
but was defeated in his
re-election bid this past
November by Palmdale
City Councilman Tom
Lackey.

ROLL CALL: Although the Antelope Valleys two representa-

tives in Sacramento were seated on opposite sides of the aisle, Assemblyman Steve Fox, Democrat, and Republican Senator Steve
Knight cast opposing votes on only 14% of legislation reaching
the governors desk.

State Senator Steve


Knight defeated Tony
Strickland in November
2014 election and will
become the 25th District representative in
the U.S. House of Representatives in January.
Knight is a U.S. Army
veteran.

As is our annual, year-end tradition at The Political Observer newspaper since our founding in 2005, it is once again time
to publish our review of voting records for the AVs two representatives in Sacramento
Our review includes Bills reaching the governors desk only having passed both legislative chambers.
In the 2014 legislative session 1074 Bills were passed by the legislature 930 signed, 143 vetoed, and one passed into law
absent the governors signature.
This year, The Political Observer discovered Fox and Knight casting votes opposite one another on 154 Bills 14%. Instances when either Knight or Fox were marked as Abstain, Absent or Not Voting are not included this calculation.
Following is the roster of legislation reaching the governors desk with the two High Desert legislators voting in opposition. Readers will find the Bill number, the sponsor of the legislation along with that pols party affiliation and city, the title
of the Bill, followed by the vote, first in the Assembly then in the Senate. Then Foxs vote, then Knights, followed by the
action taken by the governor. Read Bill text at: www.leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.
Continued on Page 3

Federalist No. 3:

Concerning Dangers
from Foreign Force
and Influence
Authored by John Jay
Published in the Independent
Journal, November 3, 1787.
To the People of the State
of New York:
IT IS not a new observation
that the people of any country (if, like the Americans,
intelligent and wellinformed)
seldom adopt and steadily
persevere for many years
in an erroneous opinion respecting their interests. That
consideration naturally tends
to create great respect for the
Continued on Page 11

Prosecuting Prohibition Inhibiting


Deputies Ability to Fight Crime

*533

Arrests by AV Deputies Oct 29 - Nov 24

War on Drugs Arrests

118 of 533 / 22%


Felony Drug Arrests

73 of 118 / 62%
DUI Arrests

102 of 533 / 19%


Felony DUI Arrests

2 of 102 / 2%

GIORGIO FUENTES
Staff Writer
LANCASTER A riddle for the
reader: Under law, which is the
lesser crime? Driving while liquored-up; or, while stone sober
and not causing harm to another
persons life or property, peaceably possessing a controlled substance?
Answer: Absent a prior conviction, or causing death or injury,
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He died because in the eyes of the State, hequestioned their


authority to enforce tyrannical laws.
The darkly ironic thing is, liberals are protesting the death
of Eric Garner, but liberals are the reason Eric Garner is dead.
Liberals are the ones who called for sales taxes of several
dollars per pack on cigarettes.
In fact, it was the Obama Administration that raised the
federal sales tax from .39 cents per pack to $1.01 per pack. In
New York City, where Mr. Garner was slain for not obeying
the State, the total sales tax is $5.85 per pack. It wasnt about
Black, it was about the green: Money the State wanted.
Now, I have a few questions. First off, Mr. Garner was accused of selling Loosies, that is, individual cigarettes from
an untaxed pack. So, where now are these cigarettes Mr. Garner allegedly had? And how can the State demonstrate he was
actually selling them and they werenthis own for personal
use even if he did have a pack on his person?
Everything Ive read says he was suspected of doing it
when the police approached. Did they see him doing it? Or
did they assume it? Be that as it may, the so-called crime
he committed was selling a legal-to-possess product that was
his to sell without extorting a ridiculously high sales tax from
his customers. If he was doing that.
What difference does it make what price he was selling
them at? If he wants to sell them below cost, what business
is it of the State? If he got them in a state with lower taxes,
so what?
Is it just as illegal if a person buysa crock potin a state with
lower sales taxes, brings it across state lines, and sells it out
of his trunk? In the eyes of the State, it probablyis illegal. It
probably says soin a law code book as thick as the New York
City phone book.
Do we actually own personal property or not? If we do, why
are we not allowed to sell it as we see fit? Why is it the right
of the State to demand some of that money? They already
taxed the money we used to buy the product in the first place.
Now, New York City is the perfect place for smuggled cigarette sales, thanks to their astronomically high sales tax. The
sales tax is designed to stop smoking but we all know that
all it really does is provide a market for smugglers.
The cigarettes are purchased in states with very low sales
taxes and hauled up to New York City to be sold for a markup that is still dollars lower than the legal ones.
Now if Mr. Garner was selling these or not is really not
relevant to the conversation. What he had was his product to
sell. Why would it be different if he was selling individual
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Assembly Bills
Vote
Fox Knight Brown
AB 26 by Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) - Construction: prevailing wage.
55-22 25-10
Yes
No
Sign
AB 46 by Assemblymember Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) California State University: online education.
54-23 23-11
Yes
No
Veto
AB 129 by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) - Lawful money.
52-11 28-3
No
Yes
Sign
AB 155 by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) - Monterey County Water Resources Agency: design-build.
55-23 25-10
Yes
No
Sign
AB 229 by Assemblymember John A. Prez (D-Los Angeles) Local government: infrastructure.
74-4 30-6
Yes
No
Sign
AB 288 by Assemblymember Marc B. Levine (D-Rafael) - California Coastal Commission: meeting notices.
69-2 30-2
Yes
No
Sign
AB 400 by Assemblymember Paul Fong (D-San Jose) Petitions: initiative, referendum, or recall.
53-24 23-12
Yes
No
Veto
AB 496 by Assemblymember Richard S. Gordon (D-Los Altos): Medicine: continuing medical ed: sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. 60-12 25-10 Yes No Sign
AB 617 by Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks) - California Health Benefit Exchange: appeals.
57-21 25-9
Yes
No
Veto
AB 715 by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency: assessments.
77-1 35-0
No
Yes
Sign
AB 800 by Assemblymember Richard Gordon (D-Menlo Park) Political Reform Act of 1974.
54-19 27-9
Yes
No
Sign
AB 913 by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Arcadia) - Charter schools.
55-24 23-12
Yes
No
Veto
AB 988 by Assemblymember Brian W. Jones (R-Santee) New Motor Vehicle Board: all-terrain vehicles: recreational off-highway vehicles.
75-1 34-2
No Yes
Sign
AB 1193 by Assemblymember Philip Y. Ting (D-San Francisco) - Bikeways.
60-18 29-5
Yes
No
Sign
AB 1256 by Assemblymember Richard H. Bloom (D-Santa Monica) - Civil law: privacy.
58-19 24-11
Yes
No Sign
AB 1311 by Assemblymember Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) Recall elections and voter registration.
63-12 34-2
Yes
No
Sign
AB 1327 by Assemblymember Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) Unmanned aircraft systems.
68-4 26-8
Yes No Veto
AB 1356 by Assemblymember Richard H. Bloom (D-Santa Monica) - Stalking: remedies.
56-13 21-10
Yes No
Sign
AB 1395 by Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) Insurance: special assessments: Seismic Safety Account.
74-2 36-0
No Yes
Sign
AB 1431 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) - Campaign contributions: school district and community college district administrators. 58-19 33-2 Yes No
Veto
AB 1446 by Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco) Voter registration: personal information.
55-18 27-5
Yes No
Sign
AB 1476 by the Committee on Budget Budget Act of 2014.
59-16 25-9
Yes
No
Veto
AB 1478 by the Committee on Budget Public resources.
53-21 23-12
Yes
No Sign
AB 1520 by Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) Guardians ad litem: animals.
73-0 24-7
Yes
No Veto
AB 1522 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) - Employment: paid sick days.
52-25 22-8
Yes
No Sign
AB 1525 by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) Marriage: solemnization.
74-1 28-8
Yes
No Sign
AB 1574 by Assemblymember Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) - Personal services contracts: prohibitions.
68-9 25-11
Yes
No Veto
AB 1575 by Assemblymember Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) - Personal services contracts: reports and termination of contracts.
72-5 30-4
Yes
No
Veto
AB 1577 by Assemblymember Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego): Certificates of death: gender identity.
67-4 26-6
Yes No Sign
AB 1579 by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Scotts Valley): CalWORKs: pregnant women.
62-17 27-3
Yes No
Sign
AB 1581 by Assemblymember Joan Buchanan (D-Alamo) School facilities: construction contracts.
60-16 24-11
Yes No
Sign
AB 1594 by Assemblymember Das G. Williams (D-Santa Barbara) Waste management.
58-21 23-12
Yes No
Sign
AB 1615 by Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) Claims against the state: payment.
66-0 30-3
Yes No Sign
AB 1620 by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) - The California Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness Commission. 55-23 25-11
Yes No
Veto
AB 1672 by Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) - Pupil attendance: truancy.
59-17 30-5
Yes No Veto
AB 1717 by Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) - Telecommunications: prepaid mobile teleph services: state surcharge and fees: local charges collection. 70-5 29-2 No Yes Sign
AB 1719 by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) Kindergarten: evaluation and annual reporting.
56-20 25-11
Yes
No Sign
AB 1723 by Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks) - Employees: wages.
54-24 22-11
Yes
No Sign
AB 1728 by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) - Political Reform Act of 1974.
56-16 27-7
Yes
No Veto
AB 1743 by Assemblymember Philip Y. Ting (D-San Francisco) - Hypodermic needles and syringes.
53-21 36-0
No
Yes
Sign
AB 1751 by Assemblymember Richard H. Bloom (D-Santa Monica) - Continuing care retirement communities.
55-23 26-6
Yes No
Sign
AB 1760 by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Arcadia) Property taxation: welfare exemption: rental housing & related facilities: payment in lieu of taxes agreement. 57-17 24-8 Yes No Sign
AB 1797 by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) California Workforce Investment Board.
68-7 29-7
Yes
No Sign
AB 1817 by Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) Voter registration: high school pupils.
55-22 26-9
Yes No Sign
AB 1819 by Assemblymember Isadore Hall III (D-Compton) Family day care home: smoking prohibition.
61-11 24-7
Yes No Sign
AB 1824 by Assemblymember Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) County employees retirement: optional settlements revision.
51-22 23-11
Yes No Sign
AB 1870 by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D- Salinas) - Public works: prevailing wage: multiemployer apprenticeship program grants.
56-22 23-10
Yes No Sign
AB 1871 by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) - Agricultural products: direct marketing: certified farmers markets.
75-2 35-1
No
Yes Sign
AB 1897 by Assemblymember Roger Hernndez (D-West Covina) Labor contracting: client liability.
47-24 22-12
Yes No Sign
AB 1944 by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) Child care: administration: preferred placement of children of 11 or 12 years of age. 58-18 27-8
Yes
No Sign
AB 1948 by Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco) - Counties: officers: qualification for office.
73-0 22-9
Yes No Veto
AB 1962 by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) - Dental plans: medical loss ratios: reports.
74-0 32-4
Yes
No Sign
AB 1978 by Assemblymember Reginald B. Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (D-Los Angeles) - Child welfare services.
69-10 24-10
Yes No Sign
AB 1981 by Assemblymember Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernadino) Rental vehicles: contracts: damage waivers.
71-4 34-0
No
Yes Sign
AB 1993 by Assemblymember Steve Fox (D-Palmdale) Pupils: bullying.
57-19 31-5
Yes No Sign
AB 2000 by Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) Public postsecondary education: exemption from nonresident tuition.
70-3 27-6
Yes No
Sign
AB 2005 by Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-Arcata) California Horse Racing Board: membership and per diem.
68-5 21-12
Yes No Veto
AB 2013 Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) - Vehicles: high-occupancy vehicle lanes.
65-8 25-6
Yes No Sign
AB 2022 by Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) Public contracts:Target area contract.
56-17 29-4
Yes No Veto
AB 2028 by Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco) All-mailed ballot elections: San Mateo County.
51-23 25-10
Yes No Sign
AB 2032 by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) - Civil service: employee hearings.
62-15 27-7
Yes No Veto
AB 2051 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) Medi-Cal: providers: affiliate primary care clinics.
74-0 26-8
Yes No Sign
AB 2053 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) Employment discrimination or harassment: education and training: abusive conduct. 58-18 25-8
Yes No Sign
AB 2060 by Assemblymember V. Manuel Prez (D-Coachella) Supervised Population Workforce Training Grant Program.
77-1 36-0
No Yes
Sign
AB 2074 by Assemblymember Roger Hernndez (D-West Covina) - Recovery of wages: liquidated damages.
56-21 25-10
Yes No Sign
AB 2081 by Assemblymember Tom F. Daly (D-Anaheim) Agricultural historical resources.
60-15 25-10
Yes No Veto
AB 2102 by Assemblymember Philip Y. Ting (D-San Francisco) Licensees: data collection.
54-21 27-9
Yes No Sign
AB 2088 by Assemblymember Roger Hernndez (D-West Covina) - Health insurance: minimum value: large group market policies.
54-25 22-12
Yes No
Veto
AB 2126 by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) - Meyers-Milias-Brown Act: mediation.
54-22 24-10
Yes No Veto
AB 2127 by Assemblymember Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) Interscholastic sports: full-contact football practices: concussions and head injuries. 50-22 23-5
Yes No
Sign
AB 2128 by Assemblymember Richard S. Gordon (D-Menlo Park) Insurer investments: community development.
54-24 25-11
Yes No Sign
AB 2135 by Assemblymember Philip Y. Ting (D-San Francisco) Surplus land: affordable housing.
54-24 22-10
Yes No Sign
AB 2139 by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) - End-of-life care: patient notification.
57-20 29-7
Yes No Sign
AB 2150 by Assemblymember Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) Department of Parks and Recreation.
57-20 26-4
Yes No
Veto
AB 2155 by Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles) - Nurses and certified nurse assistants: overtime.
56-20 25-10
Yes No Veto
AB 2161 by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Arcadia) Affordable housing.
54-24 24-9
Yes No Sign
AB 2214 by Assemblymember Steve Fox (D-Palmdale) Emergency room physicians and surgeons: continuing medical education: geriatric care. 58-18 30-6
Yes No Sign
AB 2271 by Assemblymember Ian C. Calderon (D-Whittier) Employment: discrimination: status as unemployed.
55-21 24-9
Yes No Veto
AB 2272 by Assemblymember Adam Gray (D-Merced) - Public works: prevailing wage.
57-18 23-11
Yes No Sign
AB 2328 by Assemblymember John A. Prez (D-Los Angeles) - California AmeriCorps.
78-1 32-2
Yes No Veto
AB 2320 by Assemblymember Paul Fong (D-San Jose) - Political Reform Act of 1974: campaign funds.
54-25 23-11
Yes No Sign
AB 2364 by Assemblymember V. Manuel Prez (D-Coachella) - State amphibian: California red-legged frog.
52-10 24-9
Yes No Sign
AB 2365 by Assemblymember John A. Prez (D-Los Angeles) Contracts: unlawful contracts.
63-14 27-9
Yes No Sign
AB 2370 by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Arcadia) Court interpreters.
63-14 27-7
Yes No Sign
AB 2396 by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) Convictions: expungement: licenses.
62-15 24-10
Yes No Sign
AB 2403 by Assemblymember Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) - Local government: assessments, fees, and charges.
77-1 35-0
No Yes Sign
AB 2414 by Assemblymember Philip Ting (D-San Francisco) - Parking facilities: electric vehicle charging.
52-20 25-11
Yes No Sign
AB 2444 by Assemblymember Isadore Hall III (D-Compton) - Confederate flag: sales: government property.
71-1 33-2
Yes No Sign
AB 2501 by Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) Voluntary manslaughter.
58-15 25-9
Yes No Sign
AB 2512 by Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) Pupil rights: gender equity: interscholastic athletics.
69-4 33-0
No Yes Veto
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of this, he was not convicted of it. And, again, where are the
sticks of chewing gum? Why is an individual citizen prohib- cigarettes he supposedly was selling?
The State says Mr. Garner was obese, so its his fault he
ited from selling his own personal property?
This is the question we must ask when searching for the way died. Huh? Wait, wait, wait. So, to defend their enforcement
to stop another death at the hands of police. The more laws of a public health-related law (high sales taxes on cigarettes
we have, the more interaction the police have with citizens, to discourage smoking) they call in another liberalpublic
often for asinine reasons such as that which cost Mr. Garner healthissue: Obesity.
And to combat that, they want to pass sales taxes on junk
his life.
When the State finally respects the Rights of individual food. Another sales tax to govern behaviour and products
citizens to own property and buy and sell that property at will liberals dont like, just like the cigarette tax which the enwithout government interference and/or extortion for a cut of forcement of killed Mr. Garner. Bravo! Marvellous!
Gosh, if we only had a junk food tax decades earlier, maybe
the proceeds, then we will see less deaths at the hands of the
we could have saved Mr. Garner from dying at the hands of
police.
Mr Garners senseless death need not have happened if the the cigarette tax praetorians! Come on you guys! How long
State just left people alone that arent hurting anyone. Was did you have to practice that story in front of a bathroom mirror before you could deliver it publicly with a straight face?
Mr. Garner hurting anyone? No, he wasnt.
Thats as bad as the police themselves saying people ought
The protestors of Mr. Garners death are repeating what he
said before he died: I cant breathe! Mr. Garners last words to eat a healthy, balanced diet and exercise regularly so they
were prophetic. We all cant breathe, because the State has all dont die when the police put them in a chokehold they ought
to be so prepared to endure.
of us in a chokehold of oppressive laws and taxation.
Hey Bob, nice to see you at the gym! Working off the
We see what happens when people try to struggle out of
it. Because thats a human survival mechanism, by the way. ol Thanksgiving supper, eh? Why, of course, Bill! What
Both literally in the case of Mr. Garner and figuratively for if the police put me in a chokehold for having a garage sale?
Wouldnt want to die, you know. Thatd be my fault and my
us all.
The liberals marching for Eric Garner need to realize they police chokehold insurance wont cover me
Not to mention here we have the State on one hand sayhave a hand in his death. Why?Because they demand the
government do this or that thing with laws to regulate things ing Mr. Garner was so big they needed to subdue him with a
chokehold. But on the other hand, thats why he was so weak
they dont like. Such as smoking cigarettes, for example.
Thus, they make the normal behaviour of a man selling his the chokehold killed him. Well, which is it, Praetor?
So, when marching for Eric Garner, people would do well
property into a crime and here comes the government via
the police to use force in order to stop him. And, to be sure, toremember who it was that sent those cops to Mr. Garner in
the first place: The State.
jail him for the so-called offense.
And who told the State to have and enforce such a law? The
And guess what? The crime Eric Garner allegedly committed was one of the same crimes some ofthe Founding Fa- people who want to regulate the lawful behaviour of others at
thers committedevading sales tax. Such as John Hancock, the point of a gun.
Liberals think they can pass laws and everyone applauds
for example, a smuggler seeking to evade high British sales
and skips hand-in-hand down The Yellow Brick Road of entaxes.
So in high school history class,the Statelionizes John Han- lightenment. Wrong. Those laws must be enforced by police.
In the end, it is the liberals who passed these cigarette taxes
cock, butthen the Statekills Eric Garner for the same thing?
that
sent the police to Eric Garner. And also the State that
Had he not died, he would have been jailed and no one
would know to what ends the State will go in order to protect cant see its a citizens Right to sell his own property.
He needs a business license, he needs to pay business
taxes, yada yada Yeah, whatever. Thats still State tyranny
against individual citizens. Do we actually own property or
not? What, the State actually owns it? Youd think so if you
contemplate the concept of property taxes.
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The Right of The People to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches
and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or
affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and persons or things to be seized.

Fox

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Knight

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AB 2523 by Assemblymember Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) Department of Technology. 76-0 29-7 Yes No Sign
AB 2597 by Assemblymember Philip Y. Ting (D-San Francisco) Energy: PACE program. 75-0 28-6 Yes No Sign
AB 2565 by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance): Rental property: electric vehicle charging. 52-25 27-8 Yes No Sign
AB 2592 by Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-Arcata) California Horse Racing Board: fair horse racing calendar:
economic analysis. 73-0 21-13 Yes No Veto
AB 2605 by Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) - Pharmacy: third-party logistics providers. 70-3 34-0 No Yes Sign
AB 2617 by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) - Civil rights: waiver of rights. 50-24 21-11 Yes No Sign
AB 2631 by Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D-Encino) - Elections: voting machines. 78-0 27-9 Yes No Sign
AB 2646 by Assemblymember Philip Y. Ting (D-San Francisco) - Civil rights: political structure equal protection. 59-13 2310 Yes No Sign
AB 2657 by Assemblymember Richard H. Bloom (D-Santa Monica) Wildlife habitat areas: use of anticoagulants. 58-21
26-6 Yes No Sign
AB 2668 by Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) - Foster care: nonminor dependent parents. 60-18 33-0 No
Yes Sign
AB 2672 by Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) Access to energy: disadvantaged communities: San Joaquin Valley. 60-13 24-9 Yes No Sign
AB 2726 by Assemblymember Tom F. Daly (D-Anaheim) University of California: real property sales. 64-8 22-13 Yes No
Sign
AB 2741 by Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) - Professional Fiduciaries Bureau. 61-10 29-5 Yes No Sign
AB 2743 by the Committee on Labor and Employment - Employment: wages. 49-23 25-11 Yes No Sign
AB 2747 by the Committee on Judiciary - Civil law: omnibus bill. 56-21 23-12 Yes No Sign
AB 2754 by the Committee on Revenue and Taxation Income taxes: credits: electronic filing: charitable remainder trusts.
54-24 24-12 Yes No Sign
AB 2766 by the Committee on Elections and Redistricting - Elections: central committees: oaths. 54-22 23-12 Yes No Sign
Senate Bills
SB 18 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) - Medi-Cal renewal. 55-21 24-10 Yes No Sign
SB 29 by Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) Vote by mail ballots and election result statements. 54-25 21-11 Yes No Sign
SB 113 by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) Elections: voter registration. 54-21 22-12 Yes No Sign
SB 204 by Senator Ellen Corbett (D-Hayward) Prescription drugs: labeling. 55-23 24-11 Yes No Veto
SB 266 by Senator Ted W. Lieu (D-Torrance) - Prevailing wages. 55-22 28-9 Yes No Sign
SB 785 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) - Design-build. 68-5 23-11 Yes No Sign
SB 792 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) - Administrative regulations: corrosion prevention and mitigation projects. 5323 22-11 Yes No Veto
SB 803 by Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) Local government: counties: consolidation of offices. 76-0 31-1 Yes No Sign
SB 852 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) Budget Act of 2014. 55-24 25-11 Yes No Sign
SB 853 by the Committee on Budget Transportation. 55-23 27-10 Yes No Sign
SB 857 by the Committee on Budget Health. 55-24 26-11 Yes No Sign
SB 858 by the Committee on Budget Education finance: education omnibus trailer bill. 55-23 26-11 Yes No Sign
SB 861 by the Committee on Budget Public resources: trailer bill. 55-23 24-12 Yes No Sign
SB 862 by the Committee on Budget Greenhouse gases: emissions reduction. 53-26 22-12 Yes No Sign
SB 865 by the Committee on Budget Budget Act of 2013: augmentation. 68-8 29-8 Yes No Sign
SB 870 by the Committee on Budget Health. 55-24 26-11 Yes No Sign
SB 873 by the Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review Human services. 56-21 27-8 Yes No Sign
SB 875 by the Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review Public safety. 56-22 27-8 Yes No Sign
SB 878 by the Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review In-home supportive services: onsite provider orientation. 56-22
24-10 Yes No Sign
SB 883 by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) West Contra Costa Healthcare District. 59-16 22-11 Yes No Sign
SB 895 by Senator Ellen Corbett (D-Hayward) - Residential care facilities for the elderly. 61-11 29-6 Yes No Sign
SB 924 by Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose) - Damages: childhood sexual abuse: statute of limitations. 55-19 22-11 Yes No Sign
SB 941 by Senator William Monning (D-Carmel) Vessel operator cards. 51-25 23-7 Yes No Sign
SB 964 by Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) - Health care coverage. 23-12 54-22 Yes No Sign
SB 968 by Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) - Public lands: Martins Beach property: access road. 42-25 23-9 Yes No Sign
SB 980 by Senator Ted W. Lieu (D-Torrance) - Prisoners: DNA testing. 77-1 32-3 No Yes Sign
SB 985 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) - Stormwater resource planning. 54-22 23-11 Yes No Sign
SB 987 by Senator William Monning (D-Carmel) California Sea Otter Fund: Department of Fish and Wildlife: State Coastal
Conservancy. 74-0 27-9 Yes No Sign
SB 1019 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) - Upholstered furniture: flame retardant chemicals. 56-17 29-5 Yes No
Sign
SB 1057 by Senator Ellen Corbett (D-Hayward) Pupil curriculum: history-social science content standards. 76-3 30-6 Yes
No Veto
SB 1087 by Senator William Monning (D-Carmel) Farm labor contractors. 55-23 27-6 Yes No Sign
SB 1138 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) - Fish and shellfish: labeling and identification. 59-17 25-10 Yes No Veto
SB 1171 by Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) Real property transactions: agents: obligations. 62-8 36-0 No Yes Sign
SB 1183 by Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) - Vehicle registration fees: surcharge for bicycle infrastructure. 46-29
24-9 No Yes Sign
SB 1221 by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) After school programs. 56-22 22-10 Yes No Sign
SB 1243 by Senator Ted W. Lieu (D-Torrance) Professions and vocations. 77-1 36-0 Yes No Sign
SB 1276 by Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) Health care: fair billing policies. 54-22 24-11 Yes No Sign
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No persons shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment
or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when
in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence
to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness
against himself, nor be deprived of Life, Liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall
private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

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***SB 1272 by Senator Ted W. Lieu (D-Torrance) Campaign finance:


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signature.
SB 1273 by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) Insurance: low-cost
automobile insurance program. 60-15 26-10 Yes No Sign
SB 1281 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) - Oil and gas production: water use: reporting. 72-6 33-0 No Yes Vote
SB 1296 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) - Juveniles: contemptuous habitual truants. 77-1 30-2 No Yes Sign
SB 1300 by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) - Refineries: turnarounds.
68-5 43-0 No Yes Sign
SB 1310 by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) Misdemeanors:
maximum sentence. 68-1 31-4 No Yes Sign
SB 1350 by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) Baby diaper changing accommodations. 67-8 32-0 No Yes Veto
SB 1391 by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) Community colleges:
inmate education programs: computation of apportionments. 77-1 34-0
No Yes Sign
SB 1416 by Senator Marty Block (D-San Diego) - Dentistry: fees. 47-22
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SB 1455 by Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) Public libraries: facilities: comprehensive needs assessment. 65-12 31-4 Yes No Veto

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Prosecuting
Prohibition
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drunk driving is a misdemeanor,


while possession of a controlled
substance is most always a felony.
The message for the People, according to lawmakers: Better to
drive drunk or drugged than peacefully possess a non-government approved intoxicant.
Following is data on L.A. County
Sheriffs Departments AV patrol
stations participation in the federal governments prosecution of our
nations failed War on Drugs
now in its fifth decade.
Data includes arrests made on October 29 through November 24.
EDITORS NOTE: Data does not
include Palmdale arrests for October 29 through November 4, or
Lancaster arrests for November 1
through 5. Arrest reports for these
dates were not available by deadline. Data does include arrests
made by Palmdale deputies on October 14 and 15, which was not included in the previous months tally.
Source: arrest reports are as provided by the Palmdale and Lancaster sheriffs department, and as published by TheAVTimes.com. Data
does not include juveniles under 16
years old. An arrest does not imply
guilt. All arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty
Only victimless drug crimes
possession, possess for sale, under
the influence of a controlled substance are calculated as War on
Drugs arrests because the alleged
action by the arrestee is a crime due
to Prohibition, not because they
bring harm to another person or
their property.
Arrests for disorderly conduct
under the influence of alcohol and/
or drugs are included in the tally of
total arrests, but are not considered
a War on Drugs crime in our calculation.
Disorderly conduct arrests are affected on the sober, the drunkard,
and those stoned on an illicit drug
alike; the crime is the disorderly
conduct, not the alcohol or other
intoxicant in the alleged violators
system.
Prohibition drug arrests victimless crimes are identified in arrest reports by the Health & Safety
(HS) Code violation listed beside
the arrestees name. HS violations
occurring most frequently include
possession of marijuana: 11350,
11357; possession of marijuana for
sale: 11359; transport, sell, furnish
marijuana: 11360; possess a Schedule II, IV, or V controlled substance:
11377; and, under the influence of a
controlled substance: 11550.
To learn more about our nations
failed War on Drugs visit Law
Enforcement Against Prohibition
on-line at www.leap.cc. Also see
This Month in American History,
on page 10, bottom of column right.

Palmdale Station Arrests: 259


*Drug War Arrests: 63
Felony Drug Arrests:
33 of 63 / 55%
**DUI Arrests: 54
Felony DUI Arrests:
2 of 54 / 0%
*Drug War arrests are
24% of total arrests.
**DUI arrests are
21% of total arrests.
Lancaster Station Arrests: 274
*Drug War Arrests: 55
Felony Drug Arrests:
38 of 55 / 69%
**DUI Arrests: 48
Felony DUI Arrests:
0 of 48 / 0%
*Drug War arrests are
20% of total arrests.
**DUI arrests are
17.5% of total arrests.

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the Right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial
jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been
previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be
confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his
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How would you like to spend your entire life in a cell with
only enough room to take one step backward or one step forward?
A cell so small that you cant even turn around?
Torture?Cruelty?You bet.
In the United States that is how most breeding pigs are
raised.According to the Humane Society, Due to the duration and severity of their confinement, these pigs suffering is
among the worst of all factory-farmed animals.
Pigs are more intelligent than dogs; they are even capable
of playing video games.
They are social animals and have the capacity to learn from
one another.
And yet, as soon as they are old enough to breed they are
stuffed in a gestation crate where they will spend the remainder of their lives confined and pregnant.
Now here is where things get interesting.Until a week ago,
though I consider myself a reasonably informed individual, I
had no knowledge of the existence of gestation crates.
Then the wishful thinking of two men brought the issue of
cruelty to pigs into the national spotlight.
Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, wants to be president of the United States.Oh goodie, bring back Richard
Nixon and the infamous enemies list.
Gestation crates are virtually unknown in New Jersey.That
didnt stop the Democrats in the state legislature from joining six other states in passing a bill banning the use of these
crates.
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ing and gestation crates are the rule, not the exception.
Enter Iowa governor and Republican, Terry Branstad.His
wish is to keep the pig farmers happy so he can keep his job.
So he advised Christie to veto the bill. Christie obliged.And
the dung hit the fan.
Facebook, Twitter, and the national media have come to life
educating the populace about gestation crates.
I am a carnivore.I eat meat, the flesh of my fellow creatures.I do not apologize.
But I will not eat bacon from a pig which was tortured for
its entire life.
Apparently major food companies in the United States realize there are others like me.Rather than watch their sales in
pork and pork products take a nose dive, they will no longer
buy pork from suppliers who use gestation crates.
Good job Christie and Branstad, I bet the pig farmers in
Iowa love knowing they can no longer sell their products
to:Costco, Safeway, Oscar Mayer, McDonalds, Burger
King, Wendys, Carls Jr., Campbells Soup, or many others.
I, for one, will not buy my bacon at Stater Brothers until
their name is on the list.
Here is the truly sad part of the entire controversy.Gestation
crates are not the most economically sound way to raise pigs.
An alternate way to raise pigs is in group housing where
pigs can move around and socialize, according to the Humane Society.
A two and a half year study of pig production by the University of Iowa has proven that using group housing actually
decreases the cost of raising a pig by 11%.
An American Farm Bureau poll found that 95% of Americans believe that animals should be well-cared for.
Thanks to the wishing of governors Christie and Branstad,
these same Americans are now learning about the cruelty of
gestation crates.
Six states, including California, have banned their use.More
are sure to follow as corporations, fearing economic boycott,
join the list of those refusing to buy pork from farmers who
crate their pigs.
Just a little reminder to Chris Christie and Terry Branstad:
Be careful what you wish for.

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PALMDALE The Palmdale City Librarys Manga Club


for teens will discuss Library Wars at its next meeting this
Saturday, Dec. 20 from 3 to 5 pm at the Library, located at 700
E. Palmdale Blvd. Teens ages 13 through 17 are welcome to
join this free event.
Library Wars is a great series about reading, camaraderie
and freedom of information, said Palmdale City Library Director Thomas Vose For obvious reasons, this is one of our
favorite titles. Come join us for some lively discussion and
snacks.
In the near future of the Library Wars universe, the federal government creates a committee to rid society of books
it deems unsuitable. The libraries vow to protect their collections, and with the help of local governments, form a military group to defend themselves---the Library Forces! For
more information, please call the Palmdale City Library at
661/267-5600 or www.cityofpalmdale.org/library.

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AMENDMENT VII
In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the Right
of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in
any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

The Antelope Valley Political Observer

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FOR RENT

Properties
For Sale
Listing # 1313431
37751 90th St. E.
Littlerock 93543
Lot Acres 2.6084
Listing Price: $200,000

2.5 Level acres, of


prime industrial land.
On paved County Hwy
in Los Angeles County
in East 'AV'. Fire
hydrant, electricity &
phone @ street & the
surrounding
neighborhoods are
growing fast! Great
location for potential
business or investment.
Listing # 1313432
90 St. E. & Ave. R 8
Littlerock 93543
Lot Acres 4.9871
Listing Price: $150,000

Large parcel industrial


zoned, almost 5 acres,
on the west side of
90th street on a busy
county road. This
property has a lot of
potential for industrial
& commercial uses.
Listing # 1302943
170 Lake Los Angeles
Ave.
Lake Los Angeles 93591
Lot Acres 0.4600
Listing Price: $19,500

Great location in the


hub of Lake Los Angels,
easy access from paved
street with water
available. Level
100X200 lot is near
small stores, public
transit, fire station,
schools & local park.
We're building lots of
new homes in this
growing community.
Surrounding lots 1, 2,
20 & 21, are all zoned
commercial & located
right next to this one.
So much potential for
one lot, you might
think you've struck
gold!

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661.886.5231

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2836 28th St. W.


Rosamond 93560
2 Bed 1 Bath
Listing Price: $750
Nice & clean 2 story
townhouse, breathtaking views!
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HOMES FOR RENT

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575 sq. ft.; Located in the


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for More Information

WE FINANCE, EZ TERMS
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661.942.2112
144 East Avenue G-4
Lancaster, CA 93535
Se Habla Espaol

Only Local Authorized


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6 Years in AV
ASK ME ABOUT CCTV!!!
Home & Business
Security Alarms
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Chambers of Commerce:
AV Black COC
AV Hispanic COC
Palmdale COC
Quartz Hill COC
Lancaster COC
Phelan COC
Cal State Lic#AC06961
Bureau of Security
Investigative Services

2004 CHEVY TAHOE LS


VIN: 1GNEK13TX4R176784
5.3 LITER V8. AUTOMATIC
4 WHEEL DRIVE (4X4)
EQUIPMENT:
AIR CONDITIONING, REAR AIR,
POWER WINDOWS, POWER
LOCKS, TILT WHEEL, CRUISE
CONTROL, AMFM STEREO,
CASSETTE, CD (SINGLE),
POWER SEAT, MOON ROOF,
RUNNING BOARDS, ROOF
RACK, PRIVACY GLASS,
TOWING PKG, ALLOY WHEELS,
ABS (4 WHEEL), POWER
STEERING, DUAL AIR BAGS,
MILEAGE......148829
SELLING FOR......$9,495

for your
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HOMES FOR SALE

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MODELS WANTED
New faces wanted for
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Complimentary Prints
or Files Given
as Compensation.
Models of All Types
Needed. Interviews Held
on Saturday Only.
Text Only:

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for More Info.

FOOD

South Antelope Valley


Emergency Services
(SAVES)
1002 East Avenue Q-12
Palmdale, CA 93550
This food program is in
collaboration with the L.A.

*valid only with this ad. exp. 01/31/15

WANTED

FOR SALE

661/267-5191

Call 661.886.5231

Regional Food Bank, and


1990 CADILLAC DEVILLE
VIN: 1G6CD5335L4304882
4.5 LITER V8 AUTOMATIC
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE, AIR
CONDITIONING, LEATHER,
POWER WINDOWS, POWER
LOCKS, TILT WHEEL, CRUISE
CONTROL, AM/FM STEREO,
CASSETTE, DUAL POWER
SEATS, ALLOY WHEELS,
FRONT AIR BAG
MILEAGE......129,064
PRICE......$2,995

is funded by the EFAP.


Through this program
families and individuals
receive a small food order
that is intended to

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ROSAMOND: ALMOST
5 ACRES PRIVATE FENCED
RANCH PROPERTY
Great for Storage/Livestock
Less Than 10 Min. Drive
North of Q.H.H.S
8 Min. from Supermarket
in Rosamond,
Gas Station, Schools.
Bring RV. We Have Some
Storage Facility.
Complete Fenced Area.

$89,000

661.810.1315
6OTH ST. WEST RANCH
QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD
Fenced. 11 Min. North of
Q.H.H.S., 9 Minutes from
Supermarket & Shopping.
4BD, 2BA, Laundry Room
Includes Washer/Dryer.
Large Living & Family
Rooms. Open Kitchen Area.
Formal Dining Area. Front/
Back Covered Deck.
2 Car Garage w/Workshop.
Storage/Parking Space.
Complete RV Hook-up for
2 RVs w/Water, Electricity,
Room for Boats and All
Your Toys Incl. Livestock,
Chickens, Ducks, Goats,
Fruit Trees.

$295,000

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need.
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2002 FORD F-350 XLT


SUPER DUTY CREW CAB
VIN: 1FTSW31S92EA24599
V10, 6.8 LTR 4-WHEEL DRIVE
ABS, A/C, SLIDING REAR
WINDOW, PWR WINDOWS,
PWR DOOR LOCKS, CRUISE
CONTROL, PWR STEERING,
TILT WHEEL, AM/FM STEREO,
CASSETTE, CD, DUAL AIR
BAGS, DUAL POWER SEATS,
RUNNING BOARDS, CUSTOM
BUMPER, GRILLE GUARD,
BED LINER, TOWING PACKAGE, PREMIUM WHEELS,
WIDE TIRES.
KBB - $11,829.00
SELLING FOR - $7,999.00

FOR SALE

supplement, but not cover,

for an EFAP food order

Rentals
5835 Sue Ave.
Rosamond 93560
Lot Acres 4.5
Listing Price: $1,000
4 Acres Fenced Land!

FOR RENT BY
METTERS RENTALS

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community.
Get together with a social
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MONTHLY PFLAG MEETING


Santa Clarita Families,
Friends of Lesbians & Gays
4th Wed. of the Month
St. Stephens Episcopal
Church
7:00 P.M. To 8:30 P.M.
All Families Welcome

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Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

DECEMBER 2014

You buy it WE rent it for you!

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Listing # 1409327
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1055 N. Ave. M.
Lancaster, CA 93536
Cross St: 14 Freeway
Lot Acres (approx)
2.2709
Listing Price: $490,000

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West & Ave. M

2.25 acre commercial / industrial lot. Property has all kind of potential
for business opportunities. Amazing location, perfect for developers who
are interested in creating income producing businesses. Endless
possibilities, located on the north side of Ave M, just west of 10th West,
between 2 large shopping centers, commercial properties & other
businesses. High traffic volumes, from both street & freeway, allow for
superb exposure! All of these positive elements help build a great
foundation for a successful business...

I Give Buyers 15% of MY Commission

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Listing # 1400599
Vac/Ave L (Vic 7th St. E.)
Lancaster, CA 93535
Cross St: Ave. L
Lot Acres (approx)
0.6372
Listing Price: $148,000
What a great property! Commercial @ almost 27000sf. It's zoned light
industrial on Ave. L. High Traffic Location, has lots of potential for
Business Opportunities. There is sidewalk & driveway already poured &
utilities are available @ street.

@ Close of Escrow!

Short Sale
Renting your home

Selling your home


Buying investment property

Over 1 acre of property located on a very busy intersection!

Own a piece of this


growing community's future!

Listing # 1413383
312 W Norberry St.
Lancaster 93534
Cross St: Ave. J
Square Footage 5400
Lot Sq Ft (approx) 0.4592
Listing Price: $450,000

ve. L

I can help you with

Quartz Hill Prime Corner Lot


60th Street West & Ave. M

$175,000

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Listing # 1305098
60th Street West
Rosamond, CA 93560
Cross St: Charan
Lot Acres 2.5500
Listing Price: $29,900
Great Location Already Surveyed!
2.5 acres, right off 60th Street West.
South of Rosamond Blvd & Charan Road
with easy access from paved 60th W.
Utilities & Electricity available @ front .
Plate map is ready & this lot is Level!
Ready to build in this great area!

Commercial /Industrial facility.


Currently used as a church. Fully fenced,
5 attached light industrial-commercial parcels
including corner lot. Access roll gate,parking lot and
vehicle parking area. Includes APN #3138-031005,006,007,008 and 3138-031-032 for a total of
20001 sq ft. 5 parcels include 8 ea 2500sq' lots.
Listing # 1313419

37066 98th St. E. Cross St: Ave. S.


Littlerock, 93543 3Bed 2 Bath
Square Footage 1264
Lot Acres(approx)0.2708
Listing Price: $179,00

I am contacted regularly by people


interested in buying or renting a home
in the area. If your looking to rent,
sell or buy, call me...
I keep a list, to find you a fit!

NO OBLIGATION
Call Agent Mike Today!

Spacious corner lot w/ mini ranch style home. 3 beds, 2 Full Baths, chain link fencing,
RV parking & a 3 car attached garage. Home features an entrance door to the kitchen
from the back patio, a chain link gate to the back yard, open kitchen, open floor plan &
has comfortable setting. The 3 bedroom & 2 bathroom has access with the hall from the
living room .The home is in good condition, could serve as a great corner rental home for
investor looking for steady income sporting built in advertising...
Listing # 1409922

9036 W. Avenue F. Cross St: 90th W


Lancaster, 93536 2 Bed 1 Bath
Square Footage 1344
Lot Acres(approx)2.1176
Listing Price: $180,000

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West Side Ran

Down & Owner Will Carry Note!


Beautiful single story, horse property 2.11 acres corner lot, paved street & RV access.
Property has 1 storage in the back & 1 sea land container. Covered patio in the back,
circular driveway all around the house, neutral carpeting throughout, kitchen is remodeled
w/ new stove - equipment & there's one renovated bathroom. Bedrooms are all spacious
w/ ceiling fans, there's a large walk-in Indoor laundry It is a bright & cheerful home you will
not be disappointed. Please respect the privacy of resident & only drive by. Please put in
your offer contingent on interior inspection of course.

50%

Acres!
Great Deal, 20

Listing # 1312745
Munz Ranch Rd.
Lake Elizabeth, CA 93536
Cross St: Lake Elizabeth
Lot Acres (approx)
20.0000
Listing Price: $59,000
20 acres of beautiful land in the heart of Lake Elizabeth near Leona Valley. On 2008
this property was listed for $120.000, now its time for a buyer to take advantage &
buy this beautiful property for a sweet deal. Property is North of the Lake & close to
the golf course, right on Munz Ranch Road. There is some barbed-wire fence in front
the property & an electrical poll, also a water tank & some nice homes near by.
Located in a scenic country community. Very nice, very quite, with wild flowers &
green grassy, tree lined, hillsides all around.
Listing # 1313422
6208 Holiday Ave.
Rosamond, CA 93560
Cross St: 62th West
Lot Acres (approx)
2.5000
Listing Price: $75,000
This 2.5 acre corner lot, surveyed and ready to build on. Perfect for a 2700 sf
custom home. The owner /contractor has paid all the permits, installed meters for
electrical & water, both (E) lines & (W) pipes have been installed underground!
Concrete foundation is already laid, drainage & septic tank are set, well water
system is brand new & property is fenced with a custom block and black rod iron
wall. Ready for your new custom home!

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AMENDMENT IX
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain Rights, shall not be construed to
deny or disparage others retained by The People

10

The Antelope Valley Political Observer

This Month in American History

ARTS/CULTURE
19 DECEMBER 1732: In Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin begins publication of Poor Richards Almanac, which becomes the most popular of the various Colonial almanacs, selling
around 10,000 copies per year. Franklins inventiveness is apparent in his creation of the
character of Poor Richard, a homespun philosopher and commentator, and in his composition
of a number of witty sayings.
07 DECEMBER 1830: As the split between President Jackson and Calhoun continues to
grow, the President and his advisors decide to publish a Jackson Administration newspaper.
They choose Francis P. Blair of Kentucky to edit the Washington Globe, and the first issue
appears this day. Another newspaper, Duff Greens United States Telegraph, which has a loan
from the Bank of the United States an institution that President Jackson does not support
soon becomes an Anti-Jackson Administration newspaper.
09 DECEMBER 1905: Demand to erase the unnecessary brutality of football brings suggested reforms from the Intercollegiate Rules Committee. Meeting in Philadelphia, members act
to render foul play unprofitable and urge placing officials under one governing body for
consistent rules interpretation. Yale football coach Walter Camp advances his request to have
the distance to be gained increased to ten yards and relax rules to encourage forward passing.
10 DECEMBER 1915: The one millionth Ford motorcar moves down the assembly line. This
same year for a Jitney that is, a nickel automobile owners offer rides. From this practice
originates the taxicab. Soon there is regular Jitney service.
17 DECEMBER 1919: A nationwide propaganda campaign is initiated after meetings between representatives from the Wilson Administration, members of Congress, and motion
picture industry executives. Designed to combat the spread of Bolshevism, the group pass a
Resolution that the American motion picture industry do all that is within its power to upbuild and strengthen the spirit of Americanism within our people. The prime mover in the
campaign is Secretary of Interior Franklin K. Lane, who expresses to movie moguls his views
about the seriousness of the present social situation in the country, and his belief no other
medium can so effectively disseminate propaganda. One year later - 28 December 1920 - the
U.S. government begins deporting communists.
31 DECEMBER 1923: Eddie Cantor opens in musical comedy Kid Boots with hit tune Dinah in New York City.
FINANCE
DECEMBER 1690: The Massachusetts Assembly issues its first paper money in order to pay
the salaries of its soldiers - war financing - returning from the expedition against Quebec.
14 DECEMBER 1790: In a second report on public credit to the House of Representatives,
Alexander Hamilton presents a plan for a Bank of the United States, which will take over the
mechanism of funding the national debt under the Assumption Act of July 26.
16 DECEMBER 1790: The Virginia Resolutions, drafted by Patrick Henry, oppose Alexander Hamiltons plan for the Federal assumption of State debts on the basis that it supports
monied-interests, subordinates the agricultural to the commercial interests, and is un-Constitutional.
05 DECEMBER 1791: Alexander Hamilton presents a report on manufacturers to Congress,
which calls for a protectionist tariff system to aid American industry, an agricultural bounty
system and federal aid for public works projects such as roads and canals.
12 DECEMBER 1791: In Philadelphia, the main office of the Bank of the United States opens
its doors for business and serves as the fiscal vehicle of the federal government. Gold and
Silver held by the Bank of the United States backs the American currency system.
06 DECEMBER 1802: In his annual message to the second session of the 7th Congress, President Jefferson reiterates his policy of achieving governmental economy.
05 DECEMBER 1815: In his message to the Congress, President James Madison requests
authorization of a national public works program and advises that serious consideration be
given once again to the creation of a second Bank of the United States, to succeed the first
bank that lapsed in 1811.
10 DECEMBER 1816: In Boston, the first savings bank in the U.S., The Provident Institution
for Savings, is chartered.
20 DECEMBER 1816: In Congress, John C. Calhoun proposes a Bill setting aside the $1.5
million bonus paid to the U.S. government by the Second Bank of the United States, for the
purpose of a public works fund. Lame-Duck President Madison opposes this move. One-year
later, in his first annual message to Congress, President James Monroe supports the view that
the Constitution grants Congress no authority to institute a public works program.
DECEMBER 1820: In response to the financial panic of 1819 and the subsequent economic
depression, the Kentucky Relief Party is formed to press for assistance for delinquent debtors. Henry Clay will oppose the Relief Party, and Andrew Jackson will support it. The Clay
faction will develop into the Whig Party, while Jacksons followers will become known as
Democrats.
08 DECEMBER 1829: In his first annual message to Congress, President Andrew Jackson
again raises the issue of the Constitutionality of the Second Bank of the United States. He also
proposes the sharing of surplus federal revenue with the State governments.
06 DECEMBER 1830: President Jackson delivers his annual message to Congress and he
again attacks the Second Bank of the United States and refuses to finance internal improvements through the distribution of surplus federal revenue to States.
05 DECEMBER 1832: President Jackson is overwhelmingly re-elected President. Voters on
the frontier and on farms respond to the principal campaign issue of the Second Bank of the
United States. They regard it as representative of Eastern control. Bank head Nicholas Biddle
had actually written and circulated campaign literature in support of the losing candidate
Henry Clay.
03 DECEMBER 1833: President Jackson makes his annual message to Congress and assumes the responsibility for removing government deposits from the Bank of the United
States. Jackson says he justified in this action because the Bank took a partisan position
during the Election of 1832. On 11 December, the Senate asks to see a copy of the paper
Jackson earlier read to his cabinet. Arguing that the Executive Branch is independent of the
Senate, Jackson refuses.
26 DECEMBER 1833: Henry Clay introduces two Censure Resolutions in the Senate. The
first censures the Treasury and Secretary Taneys unsatisfactory and insufficient explanation for removing deposits from the Bank of the United States. The second censures President
Jackson for assuming authority and power beyond what the Constitution allows him.
05 DECEMBER 1865: Secretary of the Treasury Hugh McCulloch proposes retirement of the
paper-money known as Greenbacks.
13 DECEMBER 1876: The House passes a Bill introduced by Richard P. Bland authorizing
unlimited coinage of Silver in ratio of 16-Silver-to-1-Gold. The Senate takes no action but the
Bill will be revived in 1877 and again in 1878 before it is adopted.
09 DECEMBER 1878: Greenbacks reach face value on Wall Street and can be redeemed onefor-one for Gold for the first time since 1862.
23 DECEMBER 1913: President Woodrow Wilson gets Congress to pass the The Federal
Reserve Act creating a new central bank known as The Fed, which provides a bank note currency. The Act creates 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks, and all national banks are forced
to join the system by depositing from 1/2 to 2/3 of their legal reserves in a common account.
30 DECEMBER 1969: The most far-reaching tax reform Bill in the countrys history to-date
is signed into law by President Nixon. It is estimated that the law will reduce individual tax
rates by five percent and remove some 9 million low-income Americans - the poor - from the
morally repugnant and oppressive income tax roles.
18 DECEMBER 1971: The U.S. government devalues the Dollar Currency Manipulation
by 8.57 percent, making Dollars cheaper in comparison to foreign currencies. Designed to
increase U.S. exports and change a $5 billion negative balance in trade into an $8 billion trade
surplus, the plan fails and the U.S. maintains a perennial trade deficit to this day.

IDEAS/BELIEFS
23 DECEMBER 1617: The English crown institutes a penal colony in Virginia which is to
receive habitual criminals who are exiled from their native country.
DECEMBER 1620: The Plymouth Puritans, led by William Brewster, William Bradford and
Edward Winslow, establish a separatist church.
07 DECEMBER 1661: Under duress from Parliament, Massachusetts suspends the Corporal
Punishment Act that imposes harsh penalties on Quakers and other religious nonconformists.
Also this year, John Elliot publishes his translation of the Bible into the Algonquian Native
American language. This is also the first Bible ever to be printed in the American Colonies.
17 DECEMBER 1682: The Delaware Assembly enacts a Proclamation of Freedom of Conscience. Also this year, the Virginia Slavery Law of 1670, which disallows lifelong servitude
for those slaves converted to Christianity before their arrival in America, is repealed.
DECEMBER 1734: In Northampton, Massachusetts, Congregationalist clergyman Jonathan
Edwards preaches a series of stirring sermons that initiate the Great Awakening in New England Colonies. This religious revival movement is to sweep the American Colonies during
the next decade. Thousands of people are converted, a process often accompanied by emotional outbursts, screaming and physical tremors. As an aftermath of the Great Awakening,
the conservative clergy and wings of the old Puritan churches lose ground as the Baptists,
Methodists and Presbyterians grow in power and influence.
24 DECEMBER 1784: In Virginia, James Madison publishes his Remonstrances Against Religious Assessments, advocating the separation of Church and State, a growing trend.
05 DECEMBER 1815: In his message to the 14th Congress, President James Madison asks
for the establishment of a National University.
06 DECEMBER 1825: President John Quincy Adams, in his message to Congress, urges
government support for the establishment of a National University, and for arts and sciences,
including the erection of a National Astronomical Observatory in Washington D.C.
NATIVE AMERICAN GENOCIDE
10 DECEMBER 1607: Captain John Smith leaves Jamestown in an attempt to obtain food
from Native Americans for the starving Europeans and is captured by Chief Powhatan. The
two men who accompany him are killed and according to Smith, he is saved by Pocahontas,
Powhatans daughter.
25-26 DECEMBER 1643: Native Americans from the Hudson River Valley flee from attacks
by Mohawks and massacred by the Dutch when they seek safety in Dutch settlements.
13 DECEMBER 1763: A mob of settlers from Donegal and Paxton, Pennsylvania, attack the
non-belligerent Native Americans of Lancaster County. The settlers have been motivated to
this extreme action by the persistent attacks by Native Americans against encroachment on
their lands by frontier settlements - foreign invasion. The Pennsylvania Assembly mandates
the arrest of the Paxton Boys and their Philadelphia trial. Frontiersmen ignore the order and
begin a march east. Benjamin Franklin defuses the crisis by convincing the Paxton Boys to
drop any idea of doing battle, in favor of posting a formal protest.
26 DECEMBER 1817: In Florida, during the course of the First Seminole War, General Andrew Jackson replaces General Edmund Gaine in the command of the U.S. Expeditionary
Force to the region to pacify the Seminoles. Secretary of War John C. Calhoun instructs
Jackson to do whatever is necessary to end the conflict.
20 DECEMBER 1828: The Georgia legislature enacts a Bill declaring the laws of the Cherokee to be null and void after 01 June 1830.
28 DECEMBER 1835: In a major action of the Second Seminole War, General Wiley Thompson and his troops are massacred at Fort King, Florida. Also on this day, Major Dade and 100
of his men are killed at Fort Brooke, Florida.
29 DECEMBER 1835: The Cherokees sign a Treaty at New Echota to surrender all of their
lands east of the Mississippi River in exchange for $5 million, some funds for transportation,
and land in the Indian Territory. They will move there by 1838.
25 DECEMBER 1837: Fighting in the Second Seminole War, General Zachary Taylor defeats
a group of Seminoles at Okeechobee Swamp, Florida.
21 DECEMBER 1866: The ongoing genocide against Native Americans leads to constant
skirmishing. General Patrick E. Connors, expressing what many Whites feel, declares Native Americans living north of the Platte River must be hunted like wolves. Organizing a
three-column march on the area known as Crazy Womans Fork of the Powder River in the
Black Hills of Dakota, his orders are to attack and kill every male Native American over the
age of 12. The Sioux defend their traditional hunting grounds and on 21 December they defeat
Colonel William Judd Fetterman at Fort Kearney in the Montana Territory.
DECEMBER 1878: The Dull Knife Campaign in Wyoming Territory is a remarkable effort
on the part of the Northern Cheyennes to break out of the dreadful malaria-ridden Reservation
in Oklahoma. Under the leadership of Morning Star, aka Dull Knife, they manage to escape.
In an heroic, if doomed, attempt to reach Montana Territory and their rich hunting grounds,
they fight off capture for many months, suffering great hardships in their fight for Freedom
until surrender to the pursuing U.S. Army. They are returned to the Reservation, nevermore
to attempt Rebellion.
WAR ON DRUGS
12 DECEMBER 1876: The first Constitutional Amendment relating to the Prohibition of
alcohol is proposed by Henry W. Blair of New Hampshire.
26 DECEMBER 1909: It is reported that Dry counties in the South consume more liquor than
before passing Dry laws.
18 DECEMBER 1917: The 18th Amendment Prohibition passes Senate 47-8, House 282128; goes to States for ratification.
01 DECEMBER 1919: Prohi Commissioner bans alcohol-based hair tonics and medicine.
05 DECEMBER 1923: Entrepreneur Emanuel Kessler, the so-called King of the Bootleggers
in the U.S., is sentenced this day in New York City to two years in prison and fined $10,000
for a series of liquor violations. Kessler and several of his associates were convicted yesterday
on charges they violated the Prohibition Act, defrauded the government out of revenue duties
and removed liquor from a bonded warehouse. Testimony during the trial reveals Kessler
and his companions used forged permits to withdraw from the warehouse some 4,900 cases
of Auld Scottie whiskey and 1,259 cases of champagne. After trial, government prosecutor
Major John Holley Clark Jr. tells friends he had been offered $100,000 by a lawyer friend
to conduct the case in such a way that Kessler and his friends would be acquitted. During
sentencing, the courtroom is filled to overflowing with men described by court attendants as
the cream of the bootlegging craft.
03 DECEMBER 1925: Calling it the greatest round-up in the history of Prohibition, federal
agents armed with 43 warrants swooped down on an international Rum-ring controlling millions in money, ships, and liquor. Arrested are five members of the U.S. Coast Guard, bribed
by the group with money, wine, women, and song.
01 DECEMBER 1926: In Canada, Ontario Wets win, overturning Prohibition after a tenyear fight.
05 DECEMBER 1933: The 21st Amendment, repealing the 18th Amendment Prohibition
goes into effect when Utah becomes the 36th State to Ratify. The noble experiment of
alcohol Prohibition has been ended.
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The plans that weve made.

Walking in a winter wonderland!

Q:

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from Foreign Force and Influence
Continued From Page 1

high opinion which the people of America have so long and


uniformly entertained of the importance of their continuing
firmly united under one federal government, vested with sufficient powers for all general and national purposes.
The more attentively I consider and investigate the reasons
which appear to have given birth to this opinion, the more I
become convinced that they are cogent and conclusive.
Among the many objects to which a wise and free people
find it necessary to direct their attention, that of providing for
their SAFETY seems to be the first. The SAFETY of the people doubtless has relation to a great variety of circumstances
and considerations, and consequently affords great latitude to
those who wish to define it precisely and comprehensively.
At present I mean only to consider it as it respects security for the preservation of peace and tranquillity, as well as
against dangers from FOREIGN ARMS AND INFLUENCE,
as from dangers of the LIKE KIND arising from domestic
causes. As the former of these comes first in order, it is proper
it should be the first discussed. Let us therefore proceed to
examine whether the people are not right in their opinion that
a cordial Union, under an efficient national government, affords them the best security that can be devised against HOSTILITIES from abroad.
The number of wars which have happened or will happen
in the world will always be found to be in proportion to the
number and weight of the causes, whether REAL or PRETENDED, which PROVOKE or INVITE them. If this remark
be just, it becomes useful to inquire whether so many JUST
causes of war are likely to be given by UNITED AMERICA as by DISUNITED America; for if it should turn out that
United America will probably give the fewest, then it will
follow that in this respect the Union tends most to preserve
the people in a state of peace with other nations.
The JUST causes of war, for the most part, arise either from
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and all of them, except Prussia, are maritime, and therefore
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If there is one rule in politics, it is that in when the president has served for six years.
In 1938, voters grew weary of all the good
midterm elections the Presidents party loses
things the Democrats were doing, like passseats in Congress.
Only three times in the 20th and 21st cen- ing the Social Security Act and the Wagner
Act, and elected more than fifty Republicans
turies has the reverse happened.
In 1934, Americans were so pleased with to the House and seven to the Senate and crewhat Franklin Roosevelt had done in a year ated the Conservative Coalition (Southern
and one-half, they increased the number of Democrats and Republicans) that became the
Democrats in Congress, to continue to add real majority until 1965.
In 1958, folks grew tired of Ike doing little
jobs and bring the nation out of the Great
to solve domestic problems and out putting
Depression, which, by the way, they did.
In 1998, upset that the Republicans were around the golf course, and elected a bunch
obsessed with impeaching Bill Clinton and of Democrats to both houses in Congress,
driving him out of the White House, they and created a Democratic majority for the
increased Democratic numbers in Congress. first time since 1946.
And, of course, in 2006, voters elected ooAnd in 2002, driven by the fears of 9-11dles
of Democrats to the House and Senate,
01 and the paranoia spread by George W.
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In 2016, a bevy of Republicans elected

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Continued From Page 11
able to annoy and injure us. She has also extensive commerce
with Portugal, Spain, and Britain, and, with respect to the two
latter, has, in addition, the circumstance of neighborhood to
attend to.
It is of high importance to the peace of America that she
observe the laws of nations towards all these powers, and
to me it appears evident that this will be more perfectly and
punctually done by one national government than it could be
either by thirteen separate States or by three or four distinct
confederacies.
Because when once an efficient national government is established, the best men in the country will not only consent to
serve, but also will generally be appointed to manage it; for,
although town or country, or other contracted influence, may
place men in State assemblies, or senates, or courts of justice,
or executive departments, yet more general and extensive
reputation for talents and other qualifications will be necessary to recommend men to offices under the national government,--especially as it will have the widest field for choice,
and never experience that want of proper persons which is
not uncommon in some of the States. Hence, it will result
that the administration, the political counsels, and the judicial
decisions of the national government will be more wise, systematical, and judicious than those of individual States, and
consequently more satisfactory with respect to other nations,
as well as more SAFE with respect to us.
Because, under the national government, treaties and articles of treaties, as well as the laws of nations, will always
be expounded in one sense and executed in the same manner,--whereas, adjudications on the same points and questions, in thirteen States, or in three or four confederacies, will
not always accord or be consistent; and that, as well from
the variety of independent courts and judges appointed by
different and independent governments, as from the different
local laws and interests which may affect and influence them.
The wisdom of the convention, in committing such questions to the jurisdiction and judgment of courts appointed by
and responsible only to one national government, cannot be
too much commended.
Because the prospect of present loss or advantage may often tempt the governing party in one or two States to swerve
from good faith and justice; but those temptations, not reaching the other States, and consequently having little or no influence on the national government, the temptation will be
fruitless, and good faith and justice be preserved. The case
of the treaty of peace with Britain adds great weight to this
reasoning.
Because, even if the governing party in a State should be
disposed to resist such temptations, yet as such temptations
may, and commonly do, result from circumstances peculiar
to the State, and may affect a great number of the inhabitants,
the governing party may not always be able, if willing, to prevent the injustice meditated, or to punish the aggressors. But
the national government, not being affected by those local
circumstances, will neither be induced to commit the wrong
themselves, nor want power or inclination to prevent or punish its commission by others.
So far, therefore, as either designed or accidental violations
of treaties and the laws of nations afford JUST causes of war,
they are less to be apprehended under one general government than under several lesser ones, and in that respect the
former most favors the SAFETY of the people.
As to those just causes of war which proceed from direct

and unlawful violence, it appears equally clear to me that


one good national government affords vastly more security
against dangers of that sort than can be derived from any other quarter.
Because such violences are more frequently caused by the
passions and interests of a part than of the whole; of one or
two States than of the Union. Not a single Indian war has yet
been occasioned by aggressions of the present federal government, feeble as it is; but there are several instances of Indian
hostilities having been provoked by the improper conduct of
individual States, who, either unable or unwilling to restrain
or punish offenses, have given occasion to the slaughter of
many innocent inhabitants.
The neighborhood of Spanish and British territories, bordering on some States and not on others, naturally confines
the causes of quarrel more immediately to the borderers. The
bordering States, if any, will be those who, under the impulse
of sudden irritation, and a quick sense of apparent interest
or injury, will be most likely, by direct violence, to excite
war with these nations; and nothing can so effectually obviate that danger as a national government, whose wisdom
and prudence will not be diminished by the passions which
actuate the parties immediately interested.
But not only fewer just causes of war will be given by the
national government, but it will also be more in their power
to accommodate and settle them amicably. They will be more
temperate and cool, and in that respect, as well as in others, will
be more in capacity to act advisedly than the offending State.
The pride of States, as well as of men, naturally disposes
them to justify all their actions, and opposes their acknowledging, correcting, or repairing their errors and offenses. The
national government, in such cases, will not be affected by
this pride, but will proceed with moderation and candor to
consider and decide on the means most proper to extricate
them from the difficulties which threaten them.
Besides, it is well known that acknowledgments, explanations, and compensations are often accepted as satisfactory from a strong united nation, which would be rejected as
unsatisfactory if offered by a State or confederacy of little
consideration or power.
In the year 1685, the state of Genoa having offended Louis XIV., endeavored to appease him. He demanded that they
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four of their senators, to FRANCE, to ask his pardon and receive his terms. They were obliged to submit to it for the sake
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