Victor Davis Hanson is a prolific conservative author, essayist, editorialist, and reviewer — with his finger on the pulse of America while juxtaposing against the rise and fall of ancient cultures. He is among our favorites at Seeing Red AZ.
Here, he writes a two-page cautionary commentary “Bankrupt California,” which we highly recommend. The author of the sensational 2003 book, “Mexifornia: A State of Becoming,” concludes, “There are many lessons from California. One is that the vision of the present administration is already here — and it simply does not work.”
California, our next-door neighbor, has an unrestrained, liberal and free-spending Gov. Jerry Brown at the helm, presiding over economic collapse. Arizona is far more fortunate, but we are both border states, facing similar outcomes if the presidential election doesn’t take a right turn. Our nation can only emulate California’s “open borders redistributionist socialism, therapeutic and politicized public schools, and public-employee unions” at its own peril.
Take a few minutes to read this instructional piece. You’ll be smarter when you finish.