This is an Official RANT!!!!
So let me set the stage here. The President of the California Department of Fish and Game Commission who “represents” hunters, his name is Dan Richards. So good ol Dan contacts a guide in Idaho about a hunt, no problem so far. He then has the Gaul to book the hunt with his money that he saved, furnished his own transportation to Idaho and yes, went hunting. He even put the photos for someone to see and OH MY GOD, he killed a Mountain Lion…Oh the humanity!! Yea Right….
So that’s not my rant, unless you figured that out already. Of course all of the alphabet channels on the TV now have the story and they run to all of the animal welfare groups to “get their reaction”. It’s all over the news with pic’s of how horrible this is and so on.
Now here comes the politics to this, the greatest socialist state in our great nation. Our Lt. Governor, who was the Mayor of San Francisco where he pandered to anybody who would listen. This piece of garbage get’s elected to state office. So now he’s even more full of himself than he was as Mayor. He is screaming what an outrage it is that this happened. He cannot believe that a “trusted” official would do such a thing. He and 40 other State Assembly Members have asked for his resignation.
Richards has voiced that he will not resign, he has broken no law and upholds the laws of CA. “While I respect our Fish and Game rules and regulations, my 100 percent legal activity outside of California, or anyone else’s for that matter, is none of your business,” Dan Richards wrote in a letter to state lawmakers calling for his ouster. I give my support to Dan and warn the State Assembly that “Lynch Mobs” like this one ARE illegal in this state.
OK, I hear you…Well That’s CA!!! You gotta point there, but it’s the best way I can see to show how blatant the loss of Liberty and Freedom can be. Take away that Dan is an appointed official, his job. With that removed he’s just one of the guys, a citizen of the State of CA with rights like any other person in the United States. You know that Bill of Rights thing, that thing that talks about Liberty and Freedom.
Elected Officials mind you, have decided that since one person does not follow their agenda, believe as they do or do as they are told, they must give up their job. He is being
asked “told” to concede his personal liberty, his right to pursue his dreams. Does this sound familiar: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.Our government seems to have forgotten this line.
As long as Men, following the law, following their heart, will ALWAYS have the right to Liberty and the Freedoms with it. California has just thrown out the very words to our Declaration of Independence and the very heart of what it means. They simply have no right to take the way a person makes a living because they don’t agree with his choices, all legal and he has hurt no living person. We must at times take a stand, raise our voices and shake our fists and these elected cronies and “just say NO”.
I have lived in CA almost all of my adult life. As a Kid, I grew up like Lewis and Clark, exploring my world without barriers, except being home for dinner! As a teenager, would visit my uncle in N CA. Grab the dog, shotgun and walk into the woods and hunt. Walking home with game on my belt and folks waving as they drive by, it was an amazing world without barriers. Unfortunately that is No more. I can bet you had something of the same, but it seems over the years the powers that be have beat down any glimpse of that shining city on the hill!! This state can have it!
The Practical Prepper will be leaving CA for Nevada later this year. I have realized that I have been standing still, and that means that I have LOST personal liberty and Freedom. You are either moving forward or falling behind. Although I have pushed forward with gardens that supply a lot of our food and getting more self reliant with energy, I need to find that Liberty again! And We Shall!!!