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Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Kevin Boss: Control yourselves, city council
Ed. Santa Barbara
Councilman Jason Dominguez “…was quoted as saying of his constituents, ‘we need
to regulate every aspect of people’s lives.’”
For those who still
wondered why so many residents were FLEEING the State of Kalifornia, Councilman
Dominguez provides your answer. It seems these self-important, hyper-arrogant
political hacks don’t even mind being quoted these days!
article appeared in Powerline on August 5th
By Scott Johnson
On July 31 the
Santa Barbara News-Press published the letter to the editor by Santa Barbara
restauranteur and Power Line reader Kevin Boss. For the reasons Steve suggests
adjacent post, we think his letter is generally applicable and deserves the
widest circulation. Mr. Boss writes:
Santa Barbara City Council; they ALL know what's best for you
This month, our
elected City Council representatives spent quite a bit of time and energy
deciding to end the scourge of plastic straws. Think about that. For some
reason, the people we elected to manage the city felt the most pressing issue
of the day was to “ban” a product that was partly developed originally to
prevent illness and cross contamination. After a lot of virtue signaling, our
fearless leaders indeed voted to ban something the marketplace had already
begun to reject.
public employee pension obligations come up at the meeting? Did the very real
public health threat of feces and urine in our streets come up? Was the crisis
of empty storefronts on State Street discussed? No. They banned plastic straws.
And they were proud of themselves for doing so.
Jason Dominguez; AKA Jason the First
Councilmember Jason Dominguez lowered the veil on the real reason our City
Council (like others across this crazy state) felt it imperative to act. Mr.
Dominguez was quoted as saying of his constituents, “we need to regulate every
aspect of people’s lives.” In other words, “people” are too stupid or too venal
or too deplorable to do so themselves. In case you missed it, that’s us he was
Because of the
ridiculous new district elections in the city, Mr. Dominguez is in the position
of regulating “every aspect” of our lives because he received a whopping 1,100
votes in his district. This amazing demonstration of democracy in action has
given him the power he craves. He really thinks we need to have “every aspect”
of our lives regulated by smart and sophisticated people like him and his
fellow progressives on the council. We know this because he said so openly.
Maybe it is unfair to
focus on Mr. Dominguez’s comments, since it is so clear that the majority of
our City Council has the same opinion of our ability to manage our own affairs.
Does anyone else wonder at the totalitarian mindset behind such a comment?
What makes these
people think they were elected to “regulate” the lives of free Americans? Why
do we elect people who have such contempt for our intelligence and creativity?
Here’s a newsflash: The city, the county and the state of California already
regulate us to death. They tell us what kind of light bulb we can use. They
tell us how much water we can use to flush our toilets. There is hardly a facet
of our lives that is not regulated or taxed by them. Any Californian who has to
interact with government on any level knows this.
Here is a message to
those council members and our other elected officials who believe their duties
include regulating “every aspect of people’s lives” – to hell with you people.