Why Measure S, the school bond, is bad for Vallejo, and why I oppose it.

Many times in America’s, and in Vallejo’s history, we face financial crisis, and those most responsible for it, urge us to run to the polls, to vote to give them more money, and they will fix the problem.  Having the fox guard the henhouse never fixes the problem, but we are supposed to believe this, and to be naïve and gullible.  We are told to vote for the bond to help the children, and that classrooms are leaking, so why don’t we taxpayers fork over more money?  Well, that’s not the answer.  Our government is way too big already, and the school district is CHOCKFUL of wasteful expenses, mediocre teachers who can’t be fired and do not get results, and unnecessary bureaucratic costs.

The vast majority of those who are involved in nearly every school board election, are in it only to enrich and empower themselves and to hell with Joe Taxpayer.  It doesn’t bother them a bit that the schools pump out 70% of 12th graders who can’t do math and English at the 12th grade level.  They actually kind of like this, because the more uninformed voters there are, the more their parasite media can mislead millions to vote them more power and money.  Of my seven colleagues, Tony Ubalde, Ruscal Cayangyang, Allan Yeap, Christy Gardiner, Ralph Gross, Burky Worel, and John Fox, I am the only one with no ties to current board members.  Let us remember, the same people who we liked, voted for, saw their signs on the side of the road, got their mailers in the mail, and who Vallejo’s power players supported in the past, are the ones responsible for the current mess.  As politicians, they rarely ever take responsibility.  The candidate who has currently been on the board for the longest, insists we need to have joy in our heart.  Mr. Ubalde, I agree we need to have joy, but the Bible says, ‘those who sow in tears, shall reap in joy’.  Joy is not an end, it is a byproduct of right choices.    Also, if you say you are a pastor, exactly what kind of pastor are you?  When kids are being taught destructive lifestyles like homosexuality, and their curriculum is dumbing them down, a man of God would SPEAK UP!  But you are quiet and silent, and think being quiet in the face of evil is a good thing.  Let me quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a brave man who died defying Hitler.  “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless.  Not to speak is to speak.  Not to act is to act.”  No current board member or potential board member has served longer than  you, and yet, while you boast of increased graduation rates, the reading and math testing rates in the district are ATROCIOUS!!  There is nothing to be proud about when your school district is graduating children who can’t do math and reading.  You fail to recognize the problem and I’ve yet to hear a solution from you.

We are in these money problems because of societal issues, like a decreased fertility rate and a shrinking youth population, fatherlessness, and apathy of citizens and parents.  We have had poor past management, and that needs to change.

There was a similar moment in history when our nation faced a financial crisis.  It was back when Herbert Hoover was president, and we had an economic downturn.  Instead of the people turning to themselves to fix the problem, they went running to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and asked the government to solve their problems for them.  We got federal welfare programs which were supposed to be temporary, but have only grown and are still with us.  Turning to government to solve our personal problems is never the answer.  If the community wants more money for schools, then they need to send more of their children to the schools, and start having more children.  Which means the schools need to start achieving academic excellence again.  What parent wants to send their child to a school where school safety is missing, and their child is likely to graduate without learning math and English at the 12th grade level?  Not one wise parent, that’s who.    We spend, on average, around $13,000 a year per child in school.  If we put 1,000 more children into the schools, that is $13,000,000  per year.  If we put 8,000 more into the schools, back to our 1990 levels, that is $104,000,000 a year.  That is plenty of money.  We ourselves have the seeds of the solution to this problem in ourselves, literally too, when it comes to men:).  And, I’m not talking about kids outside of heterosexual marriage.

The argument will be made, ‘but what about cost, it’s too expensive to have kids and home prices are through the roof’?  Well, every American won the ovarian lottery, and those born here are the top 10% richest in the world.  If we can’t afford to have kids, it’s because of our materialism and priorities.  The housing crisis is caused by an atrocious permitting process, and by environmental Chicken Little’s, who run around with the Gospel of Climate Change, and overpopulation, both myths.  China and Russia love American environmentalists, because they handicap American industry and energy, and give Chinese and Russian industry and energy tremendous profits.  A basic law of economics is supply and demand.  When demand is high for homes, we need to build more.  But due to massive taxation and regulations, our bureaucratic Democratic Government is stifling growth.  Vallejo has a terrible hospitality record with businesses as we have activists who viciously attack businesses trying to re locate here.  Also, our schools are in terrible shape, so what business wants their employees to move to a city where the schools are horrible at educating children, and where a violent environment is tolerated in schools?  None, that’s who.  Amazing that the left supports a death culture.  They love porn, homosexuality, contraception, psychotropic drugs, and abortion, all death lifestyles, and hate to take steps that lead to life and prosperity.

Please vote against Measure S, and avoid big government bureaucracy from expanding. The schools are failing to properly educate our children and throwing even $500,000,000 at the problem isn’t going to fix it.  Fixing the exterior of the schools won’t fix the problem, fixing the interior hearts of our educators and society, will.  Circumstances reveal us to ourselves.  They reflect who we are.

Fire is the test of gold, adversity is the test of strong men.

Seneca

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