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HOW HAS YOU BACKGROUND AS AN EDUCATOR PREPARED YOU TO BE CALIFORNIA'S SENATOR?

Under my charge have been thousands of Californians, each prepared to don the mantel of citizenship and responsibility to move our state forward. My students have worked hard, not only to meet California state standards, but to strive for excellence in an educational environment often reconciled with mediocre results. It is leadership,vision, and diligence that have been my trademark for nearly 20 years, working with the diverse and challenging student population of our great state. As such, my performance has been scrutinized, challenged, and evaluated by colleagues and administrators--and always found to be exemplary. It is the pride I've taken to go the extra mile with my students that will symbolize my commitment to the citizens of the golden state.

WHAT MAKES YOUR ECONOMIC GOALS DIFFERENT FROM THOSE OF YOUR OPPONENTS?

Virtually all of my opponents are advocates of big government and un-bridled spending. I am the only one that will pledge to LOWER taxes. If ever there was a recipe for destroying a state, then it's the present model being played out in Sacramento. Our "conservative" Republican governor brought us an unprecedented 30% growth in government that not even Gray Davis could dream of! The taxpayers are ready to man the barricades  and have had enough. Besides giving us the most heavily taxed state in the Union, we are the paradigm for the Nanny State, where the Big Brother  government has all the answers. In order to stem the panicked flight of industry, small businesses, and high tech companies from our shores to places beyond, we must have an economic Marshall Plan in place. Only when there is an atmosphere of business-friendly relations, lower taxes and burdens, giving companies incentives for bringing their wealth us us, will we be able to survive.

I will examine and consider any proposal that will keep the government  from throttling the business community, bringing jobs and opportunities to our citizens who are thirsting for leadership in these challenging times.

WE'VE CHECKED THE WEB SITES OF ALL YOUR OPPONENTS, NOT ONE HAS TAKEN A STAND ON ILLEGAL ALIENS. WHY?

Let me explain: I have been fortunate enough to have traveled over the entire world, and speak 5 languages fluently. When it comes to diversity, ironically, I'm the only candidate that can talk the talk, walk the walk! When others speak about "diversity", they really mean anti-Western (anti-American) culture.

Throughout my travels in Latin America, I learned Spanish fluently. I have, to this day, dear friends in Mexico with whom I lived, learned, and loved. It wasn't in the tourist or high-brow areas where I cut my teeth. It was with the "rancheros", those that lived off the land, harvested, spread their fishing nets out for subsistence, with whom I became the man I am today. My love of the Spanish language, of Mexican culture, is known to many people, and its lifestyle has been mine for the last 35 years of my life.

This is true diversity: living together as Americans, different cultures uniting for one cause, to prosper in the only nation in the world with true freedoms for the individual, where dreams come true through hard work and fair play, where the only limitation is our imaginations and the dedication of our commitment. Each one of us comes from "somewhere", ultimately. My grandparents came from Russia, but insisted upon assimilation. ENGLISH. Each of us has a culture, a language, a different background that will never be erased or compromised. Yet, for all of us to work together for the good of our country, there must be a cohesive element that we all buy into for the sake of the whole. Here they are: our constitution, our Bill of Rights, and our English language. These are what makes us Americans, and the loosening of these bonds will eradicate the very glue that that our American forefathers fought and died for.

I have witnessed this process taking place in our schools over the last few decades, unbeknownst to the vast majority of American bread winners, too busy to survive to pay attention. We, Americans, are now made to feel guilty for our culture, our ENGLISH LANGUAGE, our flag, the very bond that sustains and nurtures each of us.

We are witness to a TRANSFORMATION of our culture by a foreign ideology, not unlike a foreign invasion, here in California. We are told that "it really belongs to Mexico," "after all, we're also foreigners," they tell us. These apologists are a fifth column, enablers, in the degradation of our state. NOBODY, not one of my opponents, has the guts to say it like it is, and that is the raisson d'etre of our campaign, to tell the truth to our fellow Californians.

Worse, and more tragic, is the pandering of African American candidates to the blandishments of the illegal aliens and their minions. The thinking on the street goes like this: our future is with them, since they're here and coming in all the time anyway. They have turned their backs on our  youth, their jobs, their futures, their physical safety--for what?

They seek to sacrifice our state for their own political fortunes. What is it that makes these African American politicos cower before foreigners that are here, raping, stealing, and gangbanging in our communities? Is it "divide and conquer?" Our schools have become battlegrounds, war zones, where citizens are afraid of getting jumped for their lunch money by people that should be deported Our own Jamiel Shaw, academian and star athlete from LA High, was cut down by a banger that should have been deported. Worse, the Shaw family, in their quest for justice and recognition from the African American community for their son, has been marginilized by the African American politicos. A little too close to the money trail?

I am pledging to all Californians: I will not countenance the foreign invasion of our state, neither the degradation of our ENGLISH LANGUAGE on the altar of "bilingualism."

ONE OF YOUR OPPONENTS PROPOSES SELECTING JUDGES BASES ON RACE. YOUR FEELINGS ON THIS?

There's a word for this: RACISM. I don't care what the reason is, nor by whom the suggestion is put forth, it's always the same. If there are two judges before me, one blue and one purple, shall I favor the one that is more like me because of his/her skin color, background? EVERY RED-BLOODED AMERICAN NEEDS TO RAISE A CRY TO THE HEAVENS THAT WE HAVE SUCH A POLITICIAN IN OUR STATE!! There is only one criteria that I will use in selecting any candidate: ARE THEY QUALIFIED? And what ever happened to the remonstrations of Martin Luther King that we judge a man based on his character and not on the color of his skin?

This is outrageous, and I will definitely be making an issue of this in my campaign. Those racists among us in this election will not be given a pass!

PROPOSITION 8 WAS PASSED BY AN OVERWHELMING MAJORITY (70%) OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY. YET YOUR LEADING OPPONENT HAS BEEN GIVEN A 90% VOTER RATING BY A LEADING LGBT ADVOCACY GROUP. HOW DO YOU FIGURE?

In my nearly 20 years of teaching in South Central LA, I've come to know the parents of my students well. They are hard-working by and large, and mostly church going. This is a community that rejects, categorically, everything that the GLBT proponents stand for. We are witnessing a "thumbing their nose" by these politicians that insist on pandering to the same-sex marriage advocates. It won't wash, and the community needs to made aware of these candidates. It's interesting to note that while the radical Gay activists worked overtime to trash the Mormons, defile their crosses, and defile their church for their support for Prop. 8, this group was nowhere to be seen in the hood.

YOU'VE BECOME A REGULAR AT 'CEASE FIRE' MEETINGS (GANG INTERVENTION) IN SOUTH CENTRAL LA. WHY?

From where I sit, I see a conspiracy to eradicate the African American male. They comprise 7% of our population, yet make up 29% of inmate population of our prisons. Between the ages of 20-30, one out of every African American male will be incarcerated. I will state categorically: THE AFRICAN AMERICAN POLITICOS ARE INDIFFERENT TO THIS DISASTER AND ONLY CARE ABOUT BEING RE-ELECTED. There is only one way to save the African American male, and the hip hoppers and bangers have proven to be part of the problem, Equally a failure is the African Nationalist movement, which is basically racist and destructive. The African American leadership in our state hasn't the courage to insist on standards, excellence, cleaving to the only language that can guarantee each of us the way to success, and that is our common English language. Yes, African American history is important, but we must not teach it on the back of our American history and knowledge of our constitution. Herein lies the true liberty and freedom for all of those "minority" communities (by the way, I'm a minority in this state). Herein lies the keys, the tools to our own survival as a community in this great state. The challenges are daunting, but the promise of communal harmony is the ultimate reward.

WE HEAR ALOT ABOUT THE VARIOUS PROGRAMS FOR GANG INTERVENTION. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?

I belong to an organization called "Cease Fire." The uneducated person, upon hearing this name, might think we're dealing with Falluja or somewhere in Afghanistan. Actually, there are more Americans being killed on the streets of South Central Los Angeles than abroad. THE WAR ON TERROR IS HERE, NOW. Everybody is in denial except the mortician and the bangers themselves.

I am happy to report that the one good thing I've seen in this city comes from an entirely locally driven dynamo right here in our community. These are parents of those who have been slaughtered by the vicious, anonymous, and ubiquitous forces designed to destroy our culture and cut a swath into the heart of our nation. Here, ex-criminals, present criminals, bangers of yesteryear and present wannabes gather, discuss, rant, and pour out their hearts in an effort to understand the what and why of life and death.

Young people coming to AME Bethel want to hear and be heard. Here is the place. There's no one to judge you, you can speak your peace, and get a warm round of applause. Acceptance, welcome, and empathy are the orders of the day.

And yet, the mentors and committee organizers are clear: there are only two roads, death or self-discipline.

The choice is there for everyone. And the consequences of those choices never go away.

We have, according to LA County law enforcement, over 100,000 active gang members. This is a large army, well-armed, and their mission is to destroy the lives of those around them, and cause billions of dollars worth of damage and resources used to deal with them.

And they are winning. If this picture weren't bleak enough, among their minions is a FOREIGN army of bangers from South of the border, who receive political cover by radical Latino activists and their cronies in city hall.

These miscreants number approximately 25% of the general prison population. In other words, YOU, THE TAXPAYER, are paying billions for FOREIGN CRIMINALS TO BE FED, RECEIVE FREE MEDICAL CARE, AND OF COURSE TREATED WITH SILK GLOVES BY THE LEFT WING LAWYERS THAT ANSWER TO THEIR EVERY WHIM.

The solution? Firstly, we must understand that these are predators that will take us to Hell with them. Once we get used the fact that we are at war, we must respond. Before we rush for the armory, there is the mental and emotional boot camp that we must pass. We cannot sustain an onslaught against our culture, our language, and our institutions. We are a Christian nation, with a capitalist system. Our system is run by merit. Winners win, and losers lose. The first person that crosses a finish line in our system is the winner, and is rewarded. Everyone else must work harder to catch up. No more dumbing down, no more pandering to nit-wits and losers who raise their pathetic voices in protest.

Moreover, our youth must be divested of any traces of "multiculturalism" and "diversity", or else we cannot survive as a free people.

Love of America, our individual freedoms, must be foremost. Once these concepts are in place, then we can deal with the gangs.

 

Rabbi Shifren

www.RabbiForSenate.com

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