To: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger & California Assembly
From: Oscar Braun, Co-founder California Watershed Posse
Subject: We, the People of California respectfully request that you, as Governor of the State of California and the State Assembly place the " Water For Fighting" initiative measure currently being processed for Title and Summary by California Attorney General Jerry Brown on this November ballot to be voted on by the People of California. We, the Proponent(s) submit a draft of the proposed California initiative measure to the Attorney General Jerry Brown with a written request that a Title and Summary of the chief purpose and points of the proposed initiative measure be prepared (Section 9002).
"Water For Fighting" submitted language
(a) The State of California shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of the People’s exclusive unalienable Right to Life; or abridging the freedom of the People’s exclusive unalienable Right to Life, Production, Use and Consumption of air, CO2, water, habitat for humanity and energy generating natural resources.
(b) The State of California shall not levy any taxes, fees, assessments or fines on the Production, Use or Consumption by the People of air, CO2, water, habitat for humanity and energy generating natural resources.
(c) The State of California, upon approval by the electorate, shall repeal the 1970 California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), California Coastal Act of 1976 (Prop. 20), California Endangered Species Act (CESA) and the 2006 US California Global Warming Act (AB32), and expunge all references and all citations from the repealed laws found within the California Public Resource Code and Health and Safety Code.
(d) The People of California shall have the exclusive unalienable Right to nullify ALL Federal powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the State of California respectively, or to the People
Why the "Water For Fighting" Proposed Initiative Measure?
Since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, our rights as citizens of the United States have been debated, contested, amended, and documented. The Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments of the Constitution, establish our basic civil rights. Later amendments and court decisions have continued the process of defining our human and civil rights.
Today, millions of Californians are experiencing the tyranny that our Founding Fathers feared threatens the American Dream and the Constitutional liberties that assure the future of the dream. Thomas Jefferson feared the tyranny of those who fear and distrust the people, and wish to draw all from them into the hands of the higher classes. James Madison feared the tyranny of the majority and the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power. John Adams feared all men, recognizing that “the only maxim of the free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty".
We, the People of the Republic of California, hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; That whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness.
Therefore, We the People have taken the first steps in submitting the WFF ballot initiative that seeks to unshackle the longsuffering People of California from the bleak decades of thoroughly entangling regressive environmental legislations , fraudulent IPCC global warming political science hypothesis, countless bogus endangered species biological opinions, profuse restraining directives by inept unelected bureaucrats and the restrictive court decisions by disconnected jurists that have deprived Californians from their rightful and exclusive unalienable pursuits.
In the 1970s, in the midst of Governor Jerry Brown’s first term in office, the People of California were prohibitively taxed in such a manner that they became an endangered People unwelcome even in their own habitat and California at large. Relief through normal entangled legislative means looked decades away, while families, retirees, and businesses fled our Golden State. The People then exerted their plebiscite power and passed Proposition 13; a law that displaced the ineffective efforts of a stalled legislature, a conflicted executive leadership, and finally brought the People of California into a long period of prosperity.
Alas, the People of California now suffer a greater affliction wherein the State has made herself prone to obligations her citizens cannot possibly meet, let alone sustain. The current generation of inept legislators and tired executive branch members once again promote suspicious relief decades hence, even as her farms are blighted and a mass emigration of California’s youth, entrepreneurs and brain trust ensues. The People of California once more demand a bypath around her moribund public representatives and jurists. Insomuch, this WFF initiative is the lance for this Gordian Knot of post 1969 draconian environmental regulations vexing California; a plebiscite initiative meant to reset the balance of California's pre-1970 public policy goals of seeking the maximum exploitation of our state’s natural resources for the maximum benefit of business and society with her economy and to the truest measure of her 21st Century needs.
What will the “fiscal” impact be of the WFF plebiscite initiative? California’s families will each save thousands of dollars annually in taxes, fees, assessment and fines on California’s habitat for humanity, gasoline, natural gas, and electricity alone. The WFF initiative will stimulate the creation of millions of new private sector jobs in agri-business, energy production, construction and healthcare while allowing the much needed streamlining of our bloated state government bureaucracies.