State of California Archives: on Principles & Values


Arnold Schwarzenegger: It is time to return California to the people

“I come from Austria, a socialist country. There you can hear 18-year- olds talking about their pension.... Individualism is incompatible with socialism. I felt I had to come to America where the government wasn’t always breathing down your neck or standing on your shoes.” California became a beacon for the rest of the nation and the world.

But today we are in a different place. There is an enormous disconnect between the people of California and the politicians of California. We the people, are doing our job--working hard, paying our taxes and raising our families. They, the politicians are not doing their job. They fiddle, they fumble, and they fail.

It is time to return California to the people.

Source: Californians for Schwarzenegger website, www.JoinArnold.com Aug 18, 2003

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