But his description of what CA has become is stark.
Now, one of the reasons I want to tell you about this piece I read on California, I want to add to it, this Matthew Continetti piece. What happened to California? There is no Republican presence there at all. There is no opposition to the Democrat Party or the American left in California at all. Whatever the left wants, they get. And that state is exactly what this country's gonna become. And when did it happen? After amnesty in 1986. And that's why California's important because we're about to repeat history here. If we grant amnesty again -- back then it was only three million. If we grant amnesty to 11 to 12, 15, 20 million, whatever it is, this country could end up being California, and by that, I mean, totally run by the American left and the Democrat Party with no opposition that has a chance whatsoever. Which is exactly what California is.
To the outward appearance, California is a hedonist's delight. California, the great weather, the great attractions, you've got all of the great cities, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, all the way up and down the coast. You go inland, you have abject poverty, zero education, everybody in that state voting for Democrats because they are all dependent on the government to one extent or another. The government of California is in debt to the tune of $16 billion and no hope of ever getting out of it. And the people who run it love it that way, is the point. They don't care. They don't see it as a problem.
The liberals love to tell you how they care about the disadvantaged, the downtrodden, the hungry, the homeless, the thirsty. They lead the nation in all of that. Criminal activity sky-high in California, poverty sky-high, racially segregated state sky-high. If all you know of California is the coast, it's a beautiful place. But the point is, the liberals get to have it however they want it in that state, and they get to tell themselves that they're the beautiful people, and they get to tell themselves that they're the most compassionate, the most caring, and the most concerned, and they say, "Look at all the taxes we're paying to help with all the poverty," and yet it doesn't ever fix anything, but they end up getting richer and richer and richer and wealthier and wealthier and wealthier and more powerful, which is also fine, don't misunderstand. But there's no push-back. There's no opposition to it whatsoever.