Proving yet again just how much California bureaucrats hate freedom, they’ve officially banned state-funded travel to 17 states across America.
What would cause California to literally forbid their own government employees from traveling to nearly half the country?
Well, you’re not going to believe their reasoning on this one.
To start, California already had 12 states on their travel ban list – Texas, Alabama, Idaho, Iowa, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Kentucky, North Carolina, Kansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
And now they’ve added Florida, Montana, Arkansas, and West Virginia to the list.
According to California, because these states passed laws that pushed back against the LGBT agenda – like prohibiting “transgender” athletes from participating in girls’ sports or using whatever bathroom they want – this is considered “discriminatory.”
Basically, if a state doesn’t completely adopt a radical left-wing agenda, then they go on the banned list.
California’s Attorney General claims this is about honoring California’s “values.”
The New York Times reports:
“There has been a coordinated attack on fundamental civil rights,” Rob Bonta, California’s attorney general, said at a news conference. “It’s about aligning our dollars with our values.”
Of course, it’s no secret Cali politicians just LOVE to ban things.
During COVID-19, they tried to prevent people from singing Christmas carols in their own homes with their own family and friends…
… while Governor Newsom partied on with his buddies in swanky restaurants sans face masks!
Even Disneyland felt the effects of California’s COVID-19 “safety measures.”
And while California pretends to be fiscally responsible, they continue to use tax dollars to fund leftist causes.
Like during COVID-19 when they actually used taxpayer dollars to put up the homeless in luxury hotels…
… AND buy them drugs and alcohol.
The San Francisco Health Department wanted the homeless to “stay in their rooms” and not leave to feed their addictions – so they thought supplying them with free accommodations, drugs, and alcohol was a good plan.
Business Insider reported:
“I just found out that homeless placed in hotels in SF are being delivered alcohol, weed, and methadone because they identified as an addict/alcoholic for FREE,” Thomas Wolf, a drug counselor in San Francisco, tweeted on May 1. “You’re supposed to be offering treatment. This is enabling and is wrong on many levels.”
According to San Francisco’s health department, which staffs the hotels, funding for these substances in the hotels comes from private donations. But Contra Costa County, about an hour outside the city, has spent up to $1,000 in public funding so far on substances for vulnerable residents sheltering in hotels.
Officials from both health departments say the practice of administering drugs and alcohol has prevented people from leaving the hotels to retrieve substances, thereby limiting the potential for the virus to spread.”
But now, because a state dares to pass a law pushing back against the LGBT agenda…
…California decides to take the “moral high ground” and avoid doing business with
these conservative states.
Not to mention, they’ve essentially accused nearly half the country of being bigots.
ABC 10 reports:
“Make no mistake: We’re in the midst of an unprecedented wave of bigotry and discrimination in this country — and the State of California is not going to support it,” Bonta said in the press release.
The hypocrisy is stunning.
So just how are the leftist policies working out for California residents?
Well, out of the 50 most miserable cities in the entire country, 10 of them are in California.
Time and time again, California continues to hurt their own people by pushing forward a leftist ideology.
Way to go California!
Perhaps one day you’ll give up your tyrannical rule and embrace freedom – it’s much sweeter.
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