Note: This is Part 2 Of My “CA 2018 Candidates” series, in this ‘short’ I’ll be taking a look at Gubernatorial candidate Laura Smith.
I again I need to make this disclaimer as with my review of Don Adams this is not an endorsement of Laura Smith. As I said previously I’m not comfortable with endorsing anyone as we have yet to ‘officially’ began the 2018 midterms and gubernatorial elections.
Here is the Laura Smith’s background story that she describes on her website Laura Smith 2018.
Laura Smith was born in San Dimas and raised in Alta Loma, California where she started her entrepreneurial tendencies at the young age of eight. Gathering lemons, limes, and avocados from her background trees (and sometimes apricots from the neighbor’s overhanging tree), she regularly headed to her neighborhood corner to sell the commodities to unsuspecting drivers passing by in a scurry on their way to running errands, or heading to work. Around the age of nine, she worked for a company with her mom’s approval, selling candy bars in front of grocery stores or other businesses, receiving a percentage of the profits earned.
In 1992, her mom was hit head on by an uninsured drunk driver. Laura recovered from an abused childhood as a preserver, warrior, and conqueror through forgiveness, shining character, sarcastic humor, and a passion for obtaining justice and a better life for people. She is full of personality with a flair for igniting positive actions and energy to extract the best from people, but not always necessarily politically correct.
Laura moved to her Dad’s in Mariposa, California in 1992. She began working at fourteen, the same two jobs through high school. God intervened at age 15, a secret she kept as a professed Atheist. Laura narrowly graduated from Mariposa County High School and later moved to Acworth, Georgia in 1999. God pushed her to drive back to California in 2002, where she plunged herself to the bottom of the barrel of the darkest hours in her life for the next three years.
In 2003, Laura began attending college to become a cardiovascular surgeon, later changing course towards a degree in Business Law and Management; however, her passion is driven by a focus on engaging proactively in legal and political matters. Presenting arguments of debate started early, resulting in winning most of her battles. Being no stranger to the court system and law enforcement, she is known to many of the officials by name or sight. In 2008, set out to obtain her law degree in Constitutional Law. Her educational background is expansive on the knowledge spectrum, taking years to complete while working full-time as an Executive Assistant since 2004. She has worked in industries of manufacturing, aerospace, accounting, automotive, retail and hospitality.
Laura holds a deep respect for those who serve selflessly and ethically as police officers, firefighters, military, medical and other true public service positions. She began picking up the political fight behind the screens more aggressively, attending city council meetings to speak out against corruption and disregard for the will of the people. People in her community recognized her with an award, “The Meritorious Service Award,” in 2010 for her tenacious community engagement.
In 2014, Laura fought against a strip club owner, bringing into attendance as many people and organizations she knew in support of her fight at the city council meetings. She managed to persuade the city council to place the measure on the ballot for the 2016 general election. Laura spent the next two years informing her community of the imminent harm of their children and city by way of the measure to be on the ballot. The measure was overwhelmingly defeated by 65% of the residents.
Proud of her political success she posted the accomplishment of social media. With the triumphant election of President Trump and plans to attend the historical inauguration, she was contacted by another known political activist who strongly encouraged her, again to run for a public office. She politely declined the suggestion, valuing her privacy – that was in December of 2016.
Recognizing the dire condition of the people of California, Laura re-contemplated running for an office and researched upcoming public servant needs. On January 3, fully confident of her ability to serve as Governor of California, she posted on social media her decision to run for Governor. The response was overwhelming enough to cancel the historical inaugural attendance and set her privacy aside to clean up the corruption of the political regime in California.
On January 20, she filed her paperwork with the Secretary Of State to be a candidate for Governor 2018. With tireless determination, she has been working her Campaign the same way she would run a business – through a team of dedicated volunteers. Recently in 207, in the residents reinforced the 2016 measure by passing another measure to further solidify the People’s decision to go against the strip club owner’s agenda to defile children.
Now it’s time to look at Laura’s platforms
On Government Corruption
Government corruption of California’s public service moral fibers has resulted in the dilapidation of the people’s confidence in their elected representatives. Government officials – officeholders – are to serve at the will and pleasure of the people; hence the “Public Servant” attribution. Term limits will be imposed. We pay taxes for proper and respectable representation as demanded of our Public Servants by the U.S. Constitution.
Therefore, Government representatives’ pay will be scaled back by 50% when I am elected their service in office; no more will representatives be living better than the poorest of the poor and working middle class.
A substantial portion of taxpayers’ funds will then be available for responsible application in necessary users such as our roads, highways, freeways, dams, and reservoirs This segment of infrastructure will be repaired with funds taxpayers have already paid – there will be no more new taxes and the recently passed gas and other taxes assaulting the taxpayers will be revoked immediately. These public servants will also be required to accept the same healthcare and legislation imposed upon the people. The most essential priorities (real and actual needs) will be funded at the will of the people through a vote.
Government corruption has assaulted the people’s Constitutional rights guaranteed to the citizens by the 2nd Amendment. Law-abiding citizens understand the value of their right to keep and bear arms to protect their families, person, and property against criminals – the key to ensuring crime is well – regulated. As your governor I not only support your right afforded in the 2nd Amendment to keep and bear arms, I will revoke any and all unconstitutional laws assaulting your God-given ammunition and gun ownership rights.
Crime naturally diminishes as corrupt politicians are held accountable for violations against law-abiding citizens our laws. Bribery, favors, paid lobbying, embezzlement of these funds by career and corrupt politicians is a crime and will cease and be returned to the taxpayers.
Human Trafficking is a huge problem not given the proper attention until recent years. This is a decades old crime inflicted upon our children and even our young adults. Children and young adults are used morbidly and horrifically for the satiation of drug cartels, prostitution rings, and criminally deranged. The crime affects all backgrounds and economic classes for demented agendas, including hard labor. Human Trafficking is the harshest form of modern day slavery and it is a time for a wide-sweeping extinguishing of the utterly despicable and demoralizing crime.
Crimes in various forms of voter fraud will be investigated. Law enforcement official’s investigation into California’s illegal voting practices will be met cooperatively and revocation of the unconstitutional and illegal automatic voter registration through drivers’ licenses will be enforced. Handling of the voters’ sensitive data and information during the investigation will be conducted with the utmost care. Protecting citizens’ privacy is crucial, as I have been the subject of identity theft in the past; therefore I truly understand the importance of ensuring and safeguarding the peoples’ personal information.
California is inundated with crimes of foreign and domestic terrorists and will be dealt with strictest measures of state and federal law. Taxpayer funds will never be used to fund foreign or domestic terrorists’ healthcare, legal expenses, education, welfare benefits, and fraudulent social security or unemployment payments. Californians are fed up with infiltration of criminals’ and their horrendous and blatant disregard for our state and federal laws, and furthermore, with the political correctness engulfing the issues. There will be no sanctuaries protections for criminals. Law and order will be restored to California.
Small businesses are already struggling to make ends meet; government overregulation will and must be rescinded. Small businesses are the heart of providing the financial arteries to the jobs for California – not government. The heavy regulations are suffocating small businesses and lead to financial stroke and heart attacks of the working poor and middle classes. Resuscitation for jobs growth and creation is now a more urgent priority as numerous business and entrepreneurs have left California for the basic ability to provide a decent living for their families.
Government regulation kills the poor, middle class, and aspiration of financial independence, leading to even higher unemployment rates because job providers through these businesses are forced to relocate out of California. Job-killing legislation is not compatible with a healthy, strong investment and job creation economy. Hiring California American citizens will be the first priority through my active plans to restore California’s economy with a number of cost-effecting, energy-saving projects, one of which will be the Well Project. This project will create a massive amount of jobs to put California American citizens back to work and will support business owners previously attacked and chastised by career and corrupt politicians who are destroying this state’s money.
Investing in practical and responsible projects within the state of California will promote the growth of California’s economy. Investments begin with our own citizens. Citizens must be encouraged to lead the way invaluable investments for Californians, not government officials who seek to gain astronomical financial gains of the skirt tails of hard-working people. Business development and expansion of projects and services must be managed by individuals with no government affiliations. Numerous regulation programs enacted by the career and corrupt politicians were done behind closed doors to secure their own government monopolies, and are strangling small business owners.
Waterways in California are our most precious resource. All water sources must be protected form career and corrupt politicians who have an insatiable greed to control people from its proper and rightful use of producing crops that feed not only the people in our state but globally. Government does not have the right to tell people whether they can eat, drink, breathe, live or earn a living. California’s water supply was tested recently show substantially dangerous amounts of 16 carcinogenic chemicals. This is absolutely unacceptable, providing decades-long corrupt and career politicians are incapable of responsibly managing the precious resources of our state. Water facilities throughout California must be carefully operated to ensure proper water treatment is conducted. Re=establishing the operation of our desalination plants will create jobs and provide alternative resources to delivering water to all California citizens.
Corruption by officials in Sacramento has lead to the war on our families who provide Californians with its essential food supply. Corrupt and career politicians attack our farmers with excessive water restrictions and exorbitant financial burden, causing massive destruction to the agricultural industry and loss of jobs provided by these farmers. The impact trickles down to even the farmers’ livestock supply. The cost impact results in then being required to purchase food and livestock sources from outside a state that has the capacity to produce most of the world’s dietary provision. California must be the first economy in the world because our state has the richest resources from top to bottom to produce that world-class economy.
Heavy water restrictions and mismanagement allows for unjust gain by corrupt and career politicians who seek to make a fortune off land currently desolate in California, until such a time in the future when the property is cultivated back into an astronomical, financially prosperous endeavor – also known as the Delta Tunnels project. This is essentially rapping California citizens into an abysmal death of starvation. Our resources must be wrestled back from the greedy politicians – or we will soon be another third world country.
California’s education system requires immediate revamping of its operations, including incorporating a respectable education for our youth from Pre-K through 12th grades, teaching foundational subjects of math, balanced and truthful science, English, reading comprehensions, music, arts and ROP trade geared towards full preoperational readiness in the real world of private sector industries.
Our children must enter the workforce valuable and maturely capable of engaging as responsible adults by the age of 18, who may then embark upon a higher education in engineering, technology, and other specialized fields. Furthermore, our educational instructors who truly have our children’s best interest at heart have been neglected in recognition and support.
When I went to Pre-K through 6th grade, my teachers always had the finances for the necessary basic supplies and special projects. Never were my parents required to shell out money during those years to pay for paper, pencils, erasers, staplers, art supplies, and etcetera. Today, the corrupt politicians of California have stolen the money to pay “administrative” costs, better known as unjustified, super-inflated salaries for top education officials. The corrupt government of California has continually decried, manipulated, deceived, and stolen from the already struggling parents, genuine educators, and property owners all barely putting food on the table.
Universities and other colleges on public taxpayer funds need to be investigated for misappropriation of taxpayers’ money. Even our college students are facing insurmountable debt through school loans, being changed numerous feed for everything, yet our incompetent government claims there is no money. Again, our education system and the politicians’ of these institutions needs to be investigated for fraud with serious repercussions administered.
As a strong supporter and advocate voice for our Veterans, spearheading the restoration of support for our Veterans is a serious priority. This applies to those who have served in our military and our current service members now placing their lives on the line to protect and defend the rights American citizens have enjoyed for centuries. The treatment our service members receive for their honorable service must be that which shows respect; therefore, the benefits provided to these service members must actually be beneficial throughout their lifetime. Jobs, job training, affordable housing, additional education, quality medical, and moral support in acclimating our soldier back into civilian society must be readily available to them when our service members return.
Numerous complaints have been asserted regarding the quality of services offered and provided by the Veterans’ Affairs offices. This must be drastically improved to better serve our veterans respectably who have served and currently serve us. The fact that we have homeless veterans in our state who want to work is not acceptable; it is despicable. Providing our Veterans and service members with proper assistance is more than constitutional; it is honorable and required.
California used to have several facilities and bases in operation for military engagement and training activities. These facilities must be reopened to support the preparation of any potentially threatening emergencies and to provide cost-efficient functional utilities for all branches of our military. A well-equipped and trained militia in every branch must be financially supported in its operations for the unbreakable security affordable to all California citizens.
Homelessness in California has been an ongoing issue for decades but has recently skyrocket out of control in an influx of homeless persons from all other states, no thanks to our irresponsible corrupt politicians announcing more free money available to those who refuse to work and pay their own way. For example, the homeless guy who is vocally adamant about refusing to work or be a contributing member of society, living under the 110 freeway and charging other homeless persons $25 per month for a place under the bridge. Extortion is what he is actively engaging in, not to mention the drain on law – abiding citizen taxpayers. These types of situations require severe consequences as the circumstances pose a serious threat to the neighboring working communities, causing unsafe conditions for law-abiding citizens. People should not be living in tents under bridges or along freeways, urinating and defecating in the open environment in massive quantities, as is polluting numerous neighborhoods currently. These actions cause serious health hazards and unsanitary conditions not only for the homeless, but also for the communities contributing to society productively.
On the other side of this issue, are those who devastation has befallen them on varying levels and reasons, but these are those who desire to work to get back on their feet as contributing members of society. Their dignity must be respected as they receive short term assistance compensated through them working for their benefits of housing and job placement assistance. They need a place out of the weathering elements, food and water to maintain their energy, and proper clothes. An employment assistance program coordinated with local business willing to provide skills training and trade industry education would allow for people to gain an independent living to provide for themselves once again. As Governor, I will help those who desire to do right by becoming productive members of California, and I will clean up the cities statewide to ensure California is not a foul stench to the nasal faculties by providing a sanitary place for Californians to live, work, and play enjoyable and affordably.
Now here is my opinion on Laura Smith, I like here and she is one of my favorites so far and in my opinion, I think she would be great awesome governor. However, this is not an endorsement of her campaign. I am just simply giving you the California voters more options.