Why the pro-illegal lobby owns Wednesday’s murder in San Francisco

Own it, SOBs.

Masters of non-compliance.  (Image: AP via deadline.info)
Masters of non-compliance. (Image: AP via deadline.info)

Assuming that 45-year-old Francisco Sanchez is the right suspect, in the apparently random murder of Kathryn Steinle on Wednesday, 1 July, in San Francisco – and Sanchez is, of course, innocent until proven guilty – the case against lawless pro-illegal policies will be clear-cut.

The failure of Democrats and Republicans in Washington to cut off illegal entry across America’s southern border is why Sanchez was here in the first place.  He’s here illegally, and he has already been deported five times.

He also has seven felony convictions in three different states (Arizona, Oregon, and Texas).  According to the Daily Mail and NBC San Jose, he has “a slew of phony birth dates and aliases.” This all no doubt has something to do with why he’s been deported five times.

Yet he keeps getting back in.  And here’s where the tale gets extra disgusting. Continue reading “Why the pro-illegal lobby owns Wednesday’s murder in San Francisco”

San Francisco bookstore learns cost of $15 minimum wage the hard way

It’s the economics, stupid.

Non-viable, with a 39% increase in payroll costs. (Image via Ricochet)
Non-viable, with a 39% increase in payroll costs. (Image via Ricochet)

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Criminals really will be the only ones with guns

Don’t wait to be vindicated.

An avoidable nightmare? Your odds may well be better if any firearms on the premises are stolen.
An avoidable nightmare? Your odds may well be better if any firearms on the premises are stolen.

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

A guide to the 2014 California propositions

Voting. It’s the right thing to do.

California flagThe Optimistic Conservative is back for another tour of state ballot initiatives in California, this time the ones voters will be considering on Tuesday, 4 November.

In this election cycle, there will be six statewide ballot initiatives before the voters.  I’ll take them in order by proposition number, starting with the observation that, on the whole, they seem to have made little impact on voters’ consciousness, other than the ones Jerry Brown has been plumping for (Props 1 and 2).

Optimistic Conservative recommendations in bold.

Proposition 1.  This is being called the “Water bond,” and is described by its chief proponent, Governor Jerry Brown, as a means of “saving water.”  With California in a years-long drought, voters want to hear that the state is doing something about the water situation, and Prop 1 seems, superficially, to fill that bill.

But the devil is in the details.  What does it mean, exactly, to “do something” about California’s water situation?  If you imagine that Prop 1 funds the expansion or updating of the state’s water distribution system – its infrastructure for capturing, storing, and distributing water – you’re wrong. Continue reading “A guide to the 2014 California propositions”

California: Another school teaches Islam; parents pull son out

Equal for thee but not for me.

Islam in CA schoolNew post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!