Due to record slow population growth in the state, California will see its 53-member delegation reduced to 52, marking the first time in its 170 years of statehood that it will lose a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Although California is still the most populous state in the U.S. with just under 40 million people, it has seen it’s slowest growth rate over the past decade at just 0.06%.
Texas, the second most populous state and a popular moving destination for California expats in recent years, added two new congressional seats, bringing its delegation up to 38 members.
However, the two additional seats are one less than expected, according to the AP. In 2018 and 2019, approximately 80,000 people each year moved from California to Texas, according to ABC 7. Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research found that the increase in migration from Texas to California correlates with increased home prices in California.
Michigan, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia are also among the states that lost congressional seats. New York narrowly lost one seat, just 89 residents shy of keeping it, according to the AP.
States that gained congressional seats include Florida, Colorado, Montana and Oregon.
Terrible democrat policies are driving companies away large and small, including Tesla which is loving their new home base in Texas.
California Public School Children Could be Forced to Sing Chants to Aztec God of Human Sacrifice
Next week, California’s education department will vote on an ethnic studies curriculum for the state which advocates for the “decolonization” of American society and “elevates Aztec religious symbolism,” according to a report by Christopher Rufo.
The program, called the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum, “seeks to extend the Left’s cultural dominance of California’s public university system, 50 years in the making, to the state’s entire primary and secondary education system, which consists of 10,000 public schools serving a total of 6 million students,” writes Rufo.
The curriculum instructs teachers to help students “challenge racist, bigoted, discriminatory, imperialist/colonial beliefs.” This will help the educators inspire students to take part in “social movements that struggle for social justice” and “build new possibilities for a post-racist, post-systemic racism society.”
The education program often cites the book, Rethinking Ethnic Studies by R. Tolteka Cuauhtin, the original cochair of the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum.
According to Rufo, Cuauhtin argues in his book that the U.S. was founded on “Eurocentric, white supremacist (racist, anti-Black, anti-Indigenous), capitalist (classist), patriarchal (sexist and misogynistic), heteropatriarchal (homophobic), and anthropocentric paradigm brought from Europe.”
As far as religion is concerned, the program has a disturbing “ethnic studies community chant.”
The curriculum recommends that teachers lead their students in a series of indigenous songs, chants, and affirmations, including the “In Lak Ech Affirmation,” which appeals directly to the Aztec gods. Students first clap and chant to the god Tezkatlipoka—whom the Aztecs traditionally worshipped with human sacrifice and cannibalism—asking him for the power to be “warriors” for “social justice.” Next, the students chant to the gods Quetzalcoatl, Huitzilopochtli, and Xipe Totek, seeking “healing epistemologies” and “a revolutionary spirit.” Huitzilopochtli, in particular, is the Aztec deity of war and inspired hundreds of thousands of human sacrifices during Aztec rule. Finally, the chant comes to a climax with a request for “liberation, transformation, [and] decolonization,” after which students shout “Panche beh! Panche beh!” in pursuit of ultimate “critical consciousness.”
Charlie sits down with Christopher Rufo to discuss this disturbing and eye-opening story on his podcast:
CA Bill Would Fine Stores $1,000 if they Have Separate “Boys” and “Girls” Sections
The latest woke legislation out of California would force large retailers to eliminate sections for “boys” and “girls” in their stores or face $1,000 fines.
The law would apply to stores with 500 or more employees would also ban any signs that indicate items are for boys or girls.
The New York Post reports:
The proposal would require stores with 500 or more employees to maintain “undivided areas of its sales floor” for childcare items, kids clothes and toys, “regardless of whether an item has traditionally been marketed for either girls or for boys,” according to the legislation….
Online, any California-based businesses selling childcare items, children’s clothing or toys, would have to “dedicate a section of the internet website to the sale of those items and articles that is titled, at the discretion of the retailer, ‘kids,’ ‘unisex,’ or ‘gender neutral.’”, the bill states.
The bill is coauthored by the chairman of the CA Legislative LGBT Caucus, Evan Low and the chairwoman of the CA Legislative Women’s Caucus, Cristina Garcia.
Low told the Sacramento Bee, “As much as I’d like to think of this as watershed legislation, this is something the industry is already doing. We’re just trying to play catch up,” he said.
Low said the law is important as children return to school after COVID lockdowns, providing them with a positive experience without any stigma.
“He likened the bill to several new California laws that prohibit retailers from marking up items marketed to women, mandating that corporations appoint women to their boards of directors and establishing gender-neutral bathrooms,” reports the Sacramento Bee.
“That’s our agenda, those are our California values and that’s our agenda,” Low said.