- For America to remain a light unto the world, we must protect our First Amendment freedoms to speak, write, worship, assemble and peaceably petition our government. Freedom is not merely a meme. When traveling abroad, it’s easy to spot Americans on the street. We walk with the easy confidence that freedom has instilled in our very DNA. Sadly, political correctness and cancel culture are chipping away at our spirit. We must take the PC braces off our collective brains in order to enhance creativity and our competitive edge, to reinvigorate our entertainment, technology and aerospace industries and to lure other industries to LA.Communist China is notorious for stealing American intellectual property. Why would a country with such enormous wealth need to steal American ingenuity? It’s because their totalitarian system requires adherence to ideological orthodoxy. Such oppression restricts the mind’s natural creative process, thereby limiting China’s ability to compete technologically. If America continues down its current path of political correctness (a term invented by Vladimir Lenin), our own creative strength will undoubtedly diminish.
- Runaway production is a real problem. There are 53 shows in production in Georgia. That’s not just thousands of production jobs lost from Los Angeles, it’s also business and jobs lost in related fields, such as craft services, equipment sales and rental, fashion, construction, housing, retail, etc. Jobs and prosperity follow the industry. Georgia’s gain is LA’s loss. Because of high taxation, onerous union contracts, byzantine zoning regulations and the PC culture which is choking creativity, both film and tv production and finance have fled Los Angeles. We must strengthen our creative environment by breaking free from “correct” thought. Liberty is not a jingoistic term. It is the fundamental value that drives American ingenuity. Free speech is critical for our entertainment industry to flourish.
- The Democrats may have support from large labor unions, but they relinquished their role as the party of American workers many years ago. They are the party of globalization, and that’s bad for Americans. They want Americans to believe that all those manufacturing jobs that fled to China will never come back. But in the past few years, many manufacturing jobs did come back. In 2018 alone, five steel mills opened in this country. We can provide tax incentives to companies to re-shore production to the U.S. We can make the regulatory environment easier. Maybe Apple doesn’t care if its workers are jumping off the roof to escape Chinese slavery, but most companies want to do right by their employees and the environment. Unfortunately, because of many legislators and bureaucrats — who feel the need to make themselves “useful” through passage of ever and ever more complicated and often contradictory and opaque government regulations — companies are afraid to re-shore. Making regulations streamlined and consistent will help companies make the choice to come home. That’s the how we can support labor by producing more good jobs, while also supporting management.
THE 1ST AMENDMENT IS KEY TO ENDING RUNAWAY PRODUCTION AND REINVIGORATING LA AS THE ENTERTAINMENT CAPITOL OF THE WORLD, BRINGING BACK AEROSPACE, EXPANDNG TECH AND ATTRACTING OTHER INDUSTRIES