National Chair New Year’s Letter and Call to Action

National Chair New Year’s Letter and Call to Action

Office of the California National Party National Chair January 1, 2017 Fellow CNP Leaders, This is an extremely exciting time to be part of the California National Party!  I want to personally thank each and every one of you for everything you...
Budgeting Morality

Budgeting Morality

In 1940, the great Californian writer, John Steinbeck, made what may be the best argument for California’s independence: Some time ago a congress of honest men refused an appropriation of several hundreds of millions of dollars to feed our...
California Independence is for All Californians

California Independence is for All Californians

In the wake of the 2016 election, both the California National Party and its call for independence (#freethebear) have picked up a lot of momentum. This leads to the impression that the movement is just an overreaction, a pushback over the...
Trump’s America vs. California

Trump’s America vs. California

Walking around my small California beach town, it’s become harder and harder to not have a sense of a storm approaching, or a dimming of light, despite the beauty of my surroundings. Nothing has physically changed since the election; there’s been...
Separation of Church and State

Separation of Church and State

I was born in sunny SoCal, but spent most of my life in religious states.  My parents returned to Utah the summer before I started Kindergarten.  My siblings were Kenny (12), Laura (11), Joe (9), Peggy (8), and at the end of August 1963, a baby...
It’s not ingratitude

It’s not ingratitude

Something has been gnawing at me for a week now; well, besides the terrible results of the American presidential election. For someone like me who came to the U.S. when I was 7 years old, fleeing from a cruel civil war in Central America, coming...
Independence will save us

Independence will save us

On November 8th, 2016, millions of Americans consciously, and with deliberate knowledge, voted for the personal embodiment of crony capitalism, anti-democratic values, and public corruption.  Donald J. Trump, through a legal mechanism (the...
Clearing the Air

Clearing the Air

We are not a new movement but the explosion of interest in our movement is new. One side effect of all that interest is that there are suddenly many rumors going around about this organization and its leadership. The current elected national...
Fascism Comes to America

Fascism Comes to America

The Government of the United States is broken. Even the simple task of selecting a President between two main contenders has gone completely off the rails. Donald Trump, President-elect, is a bitter pill for Californians to swallow. A racist...
California Ballot Initiatives 2016

California Ballot Initiatives 2016

With the American presidential elections on the horizon many Californians have been so focused on that race that they have not researched the various ballot initiatives.  These ballot initiatives will have profound impacts on California’s future...