State of California Archives: on Principles & Values


Norma Torres: Elected to City Council, State Assembly, and State Senator

I have dedicated my life to serving the people of this community. I have served as a 9-1-1 emergency dispatcher, as a City Councilmember, Mayor, Member of the State Assembly District 61 and District 52, and now as a California State Senator. I am proud of my long record of representing the Pomona Valley and Inland Empire. From working to secure billions in federal funding to helping families avoid foreclosure, to fighting for better jobs for the Inland Empire, to forcing state agencies to do a better job in enrolling our families for low cost health care; I have worked hard every day to make government work for the people I represent.

In Congress I will continue my fight for better jobs, to protect families from the fallout from the housing crisis, to improve local transportation infrastructure, protect Medicare and Social Security, and to help Ontario Airport regain its footing as a hub of regional economic activity.

Source: 2014 California House campaign website, NormaTorres.com Oct 10, 2014

Steve Knight: Judeo-Christian framework is moral; Shariah is a threat

Q: Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution?

Knight: Strongly Disagree>

Q: Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government?

Knight: Agree

Q: Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values?

Knight: I am a Bible-believing Christian who rests his faith in Jesus Christ, and His ability to change lives through selfless sacrifice and undying love.

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 California House race Sep 30, 2014

Jerry Brown: Proclaim May 2 as California "Day of Prayer"

Each year, in accordance with Public Law 100-307, the President proclaims the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer.

A National Day of Prayer is an occasion for each of us to reflect more deeply on the eternal verities and those matters which transcend our everyday routines. Through prayer, one opens the heart and stills the mind so that the Divine Presence may be directly encountered.

I encourage Californians to participate in this day in the manner that is most appropriate to their own religious or spiritual beliefs and experience.

NOW THEREFORE I, EDMUND G. BROWN JR., Governor of the State of California, do hereby proclaim May 2, 2013, as a "Day of Prayer" in California.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this 1st day of May 2013.

Source: California governor's website press release May 2, 2013

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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