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The Russians Are Coming
California socialism…
[by Ray Haynes]
8/15/05 theonerepublic

We now know, from intelligence records seized in the Soviet Union after the fall of communism that the Russians were trying to turn Hollywood into their propaganda operation to lull us into believing that they were not trying to take over our country. Movies like “The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming” were part of the propaganda battle of the Hollywood left, portraying those who were concerned about security and liberty, and the Russians’ intent to take away our liberty, and invade our country, as paranoid.

While the Russians did not succeed nationwide, they did leave a remnant of socialists in California, and unfortunately many of them are now elected to the California Legislature. Since the Legislature is back is session next week, those of us who care about security and liberty need to rearm ourselves and try to hold off the relentless invasion by these socialists for one more month.


Ray Haynes

Mr. Haynes is an Assembly member representing Riverside and Temecula. He serves on the Appropriations and Budget Committees. [go to Assembly Member Haynes website at California Assembly][go to Haynes index]

We all know that this state faces some serious problems—our freeways are overcrowded, our houses cost too much, we are running out of water, electricity, and gasoline, our state government is too big, and consumes too much of our income, illegal immigration is out of control, and our streets are overrun with child predators. Of course, the rulers in Sacramento have no desire to do anything about that. No—we won’t make it easier to build roads or houses, but we will micro-stamp bullets. We won’t increase the penalties on child predators and pornographers, but we will fight about legalizing gay marriage. We won’t do anything about the $9 billion that illegal immigration costs California taxpayers each year, but the Legislature will vote to give illegal aliens a driver’s license. The rulers will spend a tremendous amount of effort to protect the status quo, and no effort at all to solve the real problems of this state.

The current effort of the ruling left in Sacramento, and their allies in the press and public employee unions, is to damage Governor Schwarzenegger’s credibility going into the November election. The “paycheck protection” initiative, on the November ballot, is designed to eliminate the ability of the public employee unions to require every single state employee to pay them money, even if that employee doesn’t agree with the union. The current system allows the public employee unions to take people’s money, spend it on the left wing politicians in Sacramento, and then use the influence that the money gives these unions over the politicians to get more state employees to pay the unions more money, to get more influence, and so on. You and I pay the tax bill for this scheme, and the union and political bosses get the benefit.

These bosses fear Governor Schwarzenegger will come out in favor of the paycheck protection initiative, and his popularity will push it over the top, ending their control of the levers of power in Sacramento. So they are working overtime to destroy his reputation, his credibility, and his influence, so that his endorsement won’t affect the outcome of the election.

In an extreme demonstration of arrogance, the unions are forcing additional assessments on their membership. The California Teachers Union has already assessed its membership additional dues sufficient to raise $50 million to fight this initiative. The California Correctional Peace Officers Association are assessing their membership $30 million, and other public employee unions are in the process of following suit. They expect to raise $200 million to fight the Paycheck Protection Initiative and the other initiatives the Governor supports. They see this as a battle for survival; they will do everything possible to defeat the Paycheck Protection Initiative because it would greatly inhibit their ability to force people to continue to pay them money to sustain their power structure.

It appears that in the short term their strategy has had an effect. The press has been relentless in its attack of Schwarzenegger, and the television commercials have not let up. The only hope for this state is that people are smart enough to see through the hype, and end the current corrupt system. That really is the only way to stop the Russians from actually coming. CRO

Mr. Haynes is a California Assembleyman representing Riverside and Temecula and frequent contributor to


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