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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Oppose Calif State Parks Initiative 2010

Radical liberalism/utopian socialism takes many forms. One California ballot initiative that they are collecting signatures to appear on the 2010 ballot in November is the California State Parks Initiative.

I went to Home Depot to buy Chinese made stuff and a guy sat outside collecting signatures for ballot initiatives. One of them particularly drew my attention. What it will do is collect on the order of $20.00 from every car registered (new tax) which won't go to the state - it will go to the Sierra Club - to administer California's Park Service.

Carl Pope is the Executive Director of the Sierra Club. He's also on the executive committee of George Soros' organization, America Coming Together.

A self-described "radical," Carl Pope has been the Executive Director of the Sierra Club -- one of America’s largest and most influential environmentalist groups -- since 1992. In the 1960s Pope was a supporter of Students for a Democratic Society. After graduating from Harvard College in 1967, he volunteered for the Peace Corps and spent several years working in India. That experience converted Pope to the environmentalist cause of limiting population growth.

Giving taxpayer money to the Sierra Club to have them do what the state should be doing is like giving money to ACORN.

Please join me in opposing the California State Parks Initiative!


  1. The State of California doesn't have enough of a bureaucracy? They now want to put together another one, to do the same thing, under the S. Club? Who will have the final say on state park matters? There are some very strange people in California.

  2. California is the land of fruits and nuts.

    The Sierra Club hopes to rally liberal voters to give it complete control over the State Parks and an endless stream of taxpayer money to do it with.

    When you consider all the ludicrous stuff that California does, I wouldn't put it past the voters.

  3. One more reason when I retire that I'm moving out of Calif. It's about the only state that any friggen nut job can start a petion thingy and get some crap put on a ballot for all to wonder and vote on.
    Have you ever taken a look at the Calif constitution? It's just as insane...every nut job has add so much crop it's like a porrage of crap.
    I'm moving to a place where good citizens can buy a gun easier than a sworn cop in Calif can.

  4. Oh no. This goes all the way to Soros? That man is like a Hydra.

  5. Consider yourself joined. This would dovetail perfectly with Governor Moonbeam's election.

  6. Can you not read? The money does not go to the Sierra Club. If this initiative passes, the money goes to the State Department of Parks and Recreation, a state agency. The Sierra Club merely supports this initiative and is gathering signatures to place it on the November 2010 ballot. If it goes on the ballot, people vote on this proposal and decide whether or not this passes. Yes, Democracy in action. People voting. Majority rules.

  7. Please get your facts right. This measure is also sponsored by the California State Parks Foundation. The money goes directly to the parks for operation. The private organization will receive any funds.

  8. Well, my friend, you can certainly believe that when I read your claim that funds collected by the State Parks Initiative [CA Initiative 1421(09-0072)] would go to the Sierra Club, I immediately read the entire text of the proposed measure to see it for myself. And guess what I found out?


    Nowhere in the proposed measure does it mention the Sierra Club. So, why did you say such a thing?

    The measure allocates funds collected as follows:

    85% Dept of Parks & Recreation
    7% Dept of Fish & Game
    4% Ocean Protection Council
    2% State Conservancies
    2% Local Agency wildlife conservation programs

    Did you actually read the measure yourself before you posted this? Where did the notion that the Sierra Club would get the money come from? Do you have anything to back this up?

    The full text of the measure (PDF file) from can be read by following my link on this post.

  9. In fairness to your response I'll check again. The ballot initiative that I read - but didn't sign - was misleading and perhaps I didn't read it carefully enough. The Sierra Club's name was all over it and since I don't have it in front of me, I can't address it specifically. I didn't take a copy of the initiative they were asking voters to sign.

    Simply an endorsement by the Sierra Club is enough to prompt my PERSONAL opposition to the initiative. So my bias is made clear.

    Sierra Club aside, I suggest that the liberal legislature cut entitlement programs to fund parks and park maintenance. Not raise additional taxes.

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