Today, liberals lost their bid to have the judiciary interfere with the electoral process in California. [Article] We all know what happened in Florida when the Democratic party was unhappy with the results of an election and they took it to the courts. It’s nice to know that they weren’t able to obstruct the process this time around… at least so far.
However, the judicial oligarchy of America is still strong as ever as the brouhaha over the Decalogue display in Alabama continues. The ridiculous order to remove the display still stands as “establishment of religion” continues to be twisted into ‘any public acknowledgement of history having to do with religion.’ [Article] Since the Alabama state constitution specifically acknowledges God as the source of the law, it would seem that a larger issue is at heart here.
It looks like Arnold has at least concluded the obvious, saying today that Claifornians are overtaxed. One continues to wonder at his selection of “tax me more” Democrat Buffett as his economic advisor. Arnold says that higher taxes are not on the table, but also says that the education budget is not on the table either. Given that the enormous California state education budget saps the treasury dry, this is absurd. There is no evidence that more money = better education. In fact, over the last 30 years, average per-pupil spending on public education has increased from around $3000 to over $6000 (dollars adjusted for inflation). Since we have not seen any empirical evidence that this massive spending increase has come with a noticeable improvement in results, perhaps it is time to start questioning the sacredness of education budgets and cut them along with all of the other overspending.