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☀️A Fruitful Sun
Friday, October 7, 2022 - Vol. 01 No. 20
You barely made it through your week. The Sun barely made out before your weekend.
☀️Bring Us Your Fruit
California is like Washington’s cultural big brother. Not an Orwellian Big Brother, though it does house the server rooms for many of our Silicon Overlords. The relationship is more of the monkey see, monkey want to go to the parties that the cooler-older-sibling-monkey gets to go to. California is cool. We want to be cool. Even the transplants from CA look back to the southern West Coast for directions.
I bring it up because our State would ape what’s happening in that State if we had better looking politicians and more gumption.
Governor Gavin Newsom has rented billboard space in seven other States than his own and started trolling other governors on Twitter (here is the thread of such tweets). It’s not over better beaches and smaller bikinis, it’s not about so many sunny days and a glut of electric vehicle charging stations. It’s about fruit handling.
I have driven into CA across its northern border on numerous trips, and I’m never less curious about the required checkpoint stop where travelers are questioned about whether they are bringing any fruits or vegetables with them. It’s a Border Protection Station for organics. Maybe bad bugs will hitchhike their way into CA and ruin whole crops and livelihoods. The State has been called the breadbasket of the world. Fruit life is a big deal. Protect it.
But Newsom’s billboard campaign is selling non-Californians a promise to kill any fruit they bring. If some States won’t let you abort your baby, we’ll defend your right to destroy your child’s health.
That’s bold. And base. What’s blasphemous is that he includes a Bible verse to boot. Apparently abortion is the way to “love your neighbor as yourself. There is no greater commandment than these.”
First of all, what about separation of church and state?! Why are all these politicians pushing their religion on us? Second, “love your neighbor” is singular commandment, and “these” is a plural demonstrative pronoun. The numbers don’t match.
But not sarcastically, what about dismembering a child could possibly considered “love”? How much closer of a neighbor could a woman have than one in her belly? “Let me waste your harvest for you” is not what Jesus meant. It is inverted morality. It is inhuman policy.
WA has it’s own death-protectors. We’re just less good at marketing. Here’s just one of Gov. Inslee’s commitments to fight, while Senator Murray calls it, no joke, “life-saving abortion care” and that abortion “care” should not be controversial. This is not just bad economic policy, it’s a war on our future, and a war on our souls. (For more, read this CA pastor’s open letter to Gov. Newsom.)
Today’s Sun is issue twenty! If you’re recently subscribed (and why wouldn’t you subscribe?), maybe you’d enjoy some previous articles. The full Archive is here. And some local highlights include:
Coffee Klatch with Mayor Nehring, Tuesday, October 18, 10:00-11:00am at City Hall.
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