Fixing California – A Nine-Part Series In American Greatness

On June 30, 2021, Edward Ring published his first of nine articles on “Fixing California” on the Conservative American Greatness website, titled “The Themes That Make America Great.

Edward Ring is a contributing editor and senior fellow with the California Policy Center, which he co-founded in 2013 and served as its first president. He is also a senior fellow with the Center for American Greatness, and a regular contributor to the California Globe. His work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Forbes, and other media outlets. Ring’s undergraduate degree is in Political Science from UC Davis, and he has an MBA in Finance from USC.

I urge you to read them as time permits. Links to these very informative articles are provided below:

  1. The Themes That Make Anything Possible – Optimism, which the Golden State’s ruling class has abandoned, is nonetheless in California’s cultural DNA.
  2. The Electric AgeAffordable, abundant, sustainable energy is a realistic, moral choice. It is an example California can set that the aspiring nations of the world will emulate instead of resist.
  3. Achieving Water Abundance –  Environmental considerations should not preclude the state from launching new projects that increase the Golden State’s annual supply of water. Conservation is simply not enough.
  4. The Transportation Revolution – Spending precious government funds on light rail that nobody wants to ride is a fool’s errand. Declaring war on the car is shortsighted cruelty. We can do so much more.
  5. How to Make Housing Affordable AgainIt is possible for ordinary Californians to be able to realize the dream of homeownership in upgraded, modern, glorious, sprawling, glittering cities, and suburbs.
  6. Finding Homes for the Homeless and Cleaning Up the StreetsCompassion, properly tempered with common sense, and properly balanced with the other fundamental moral values, may seem harsh, but the results are what matter, not the rhetoric.
  7. Seeing the Forests for the TreesThe Golden State’s ruling elites may prove they care about the environment by sitting down with representatives from California’s timber, biomass energy, and cattle industries.
  8. Restoring Quality Education  – Government unions, government contractors, powerful nonprofits, monopolistic corporations, and Big Tech companies rely on a thoroughly indoctrinated electorate to support their dysfunction.
  9. The Prosperity EconomyTo change hearts, facts are useless without the power of optimism, the belief that abundance is possible, and the suggestion that ideology matters, but sometimes practical solutions matter more.

A Memorial For Fallen Warriors

The Portrait Of A Warrior Memorial Art Gallery, in Baytown, Texas was formed by Ken “the dauber” Pridgeon to honor fallen military personnel from Texas that served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

These soldiers are memorialized in art, with portraits and stories of each fallen soldier displayed in the gallery and each family receives, at no charge, a copy of the portrait.

The gallery is open seven (7) days a week to the public. Future plans include displays of military uniforms, military history regarding the conflicts, and at some point purchasing a much larger building to accommodate the growing collection of portraits, as the Fallen Soldiers numbers keep growing.

The Gallery has received national attention, and with future plans, will be an international destination for those that wish to honor these brave men and women.

The “Portrait of a Warrior Memorial Art Gallery” is located at 308 W. Texas Avenue, Baytown, TX 77520. If your travels take you somewhere near there, why not drop by and honor these fallen warriors with your presence.

RONALD REAGAN | One Nation Under God

This powerful message by President Ronald Reagan reminds each American that we are One Nation Under God. And, that we are a nation that has a government, and not the other way around.

Today we celebrate America’s freedom and celebrate the One who gave us these freedoms.

This short video is perfect for any time that you are speaking on the topics of freedom or America’s religious heritage.