PJTN Founder and President Laurie Cardoza-Moore Talks California’s Anti-Semitic Curriculum and Appointment to the Tennessee Textbook Commission

PJTN Founder and President Laurie Cardoza-Moore Talks California’s Anti-Semitic Curriculum and Appointment to the Tennessee Textbook Commission

 

Live from Music Row Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed Laurie Cardoza-Moore from Proclaiming Justice to the Nations to the newsmakers line to talk about California’s anti-Semitic school curriculum and her recent appointment to the Tennessee Textbook Commission.

Leahy: We are joined this morning by our good friend, president, and founder of Proclaiming Justice to the Nation. Laurie Cardoza-Moore. Good morning, Laurie.

Cardoza-Moore: Good morning, Michael. How are you?

Leahy: I’m great. I think California is not so great. Tell us about what they just did out there.

Cardoza-Moore: Well, they just enacted the Ethnic Studies Model curriculum. More propaganda and more disinformation for California students. But Michael, actually it’s very similar to the curriculum and content that we’re seeing being adopted across the country. They just have a different name. And so the school board decided to adopt this curriculum. Again, I think it was over 100,000 emails and phone calls requesting that they not adopt the curriculum because of the propaganda in it, because it’s discriminatory, and because of the way they portrayed Jews.

It’s absolutely outrageous. And now their legislature is getting ready to vote on whether it is going to be mandatory, because currently, right now, that curriculum is not required for all students to take in order to graduate. But they are looking at a piece of legislation that is working its way through their legislature to make this ethnic studies program a requirement for students to graduate.

Leahy: So it’s a 900-page curriculum. Is this anti-Semitic? This Ethnic Studies Model curriculum?

Cardoza-Moore: Absolutely. Absolutely. When they started with the first draft, it’s gone through four iterations. When they started with the first draft, they had people who were tied to the anti-Semitic Black Lives Matter who helped to draft the curriculum. Of course, we know that the Black Lives Matter group when they launched their program last June in California in Los Angeles’s Fairfax District, which is a heavily populated Orthodox Jewish community, the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement, who are all about Marxism, never apologized, and never condemned the desecration of synagogues, or the spray painting on the Beverly Hills sign, kill Jews.

And these are the same people who were asked to be involved in drafting this. Now, in this fourth iteration, they’ve incorporated the Mizrahi Jews, which is an Arab community, a Jewish community that is minimal. I’m still trying to research to see the anti-Semitic attacks that have happened against them that are separate from the anti-Semitic incidents that have occurred like in the Orthodox Fairfax District of Los Angeles because this community is an Eastern European Jew. They are white.

And, of course, this whole agenda that they’ve drafted is part of their White privilege initiative. They’re separating the Jews out. Basically keeping the white European Jews who are Ashkenazi as part of the white privilege. But, oh, the is Mizrahi Jews, they’re pitting the community against itself. It’s out of control. It’s unacceptable. And the parents and the citizens have spoken out. And there’s plenty more in the curriculum as well that is problematic.

Leahy: Yeah. Well, here’s the thing about that. California is run by crazy people. And the State Board of Education now has approved this curriculum. I’ve not read it, but I’ll take you at your word that it’s anti-Semitic. And now it’s going to go to the state legislature to mandate it. What do you think is going to happen there? It’s like a supermajority of crazy, insane leftist Democrats in both their state Senate and state Assembly. It seems to me they’re going to pass it, right?

Cardoza-Moore: Yes. Michael, it looks like they’re going to end up passing it unless the people can start recalling their state legislators. I don’t know. It’s the craziest thing that we’ve seen happen.

Leahy: Well, do you think California is lost?

Cardoza-Moore: No, I don’t. And let me tell you why Michael. Because look at the movement that happened with the recall of Governor Newsom. They had over two million signatures that they were able to garner to recall him. That is unprecedented. We are out there and we’re working to help educate and activate the citizens because our mission is more grassroots.

It’s more local dealing with the local control issues that we have within our local and state government. But the people are starting to rise up and they’re saying enough is enough. And I think it’s been because of the whole COVID crisis that people have lost businesses. They can’t keep a roof over their family’s heads. They can’t keep food on the table. Their kids are not in school, although that could be a good thing.

I keep telling people, just homeschool your kids. Even with your kids being home, why would you subject them to propaganda like the public education curriculum and not use a good curriculum? Just tell the schools to forget it. Take my kid off the list. I’ll homeschool my child thank you very much. I can do much better. So I think the people are waking up and that’s what we’re doing.

That’s why we’re coming in now because people are fed up with their government. I think too often many Californians have been sitting back and they’ve been laid back. They’ve allowed a small, loud minority to govern their affairs. And it’s Democrats and it’s Republicans. This is not just Republicans throughout the state of California. It’s Democrats, too, that are saying enough is enough. There are people leaving. Businesses are leaving Los Angeles. Families are moving out of the state of California. They don’t want it anymore.

Leahy: Back here in the Tennessee movement yesterday, you have been nominated by Speaker of the House Cam Sexton to serve on the Textbook Committee. On Wednesday I guess the House Education Committee approved you, and it’s going to go on to the approval by the floor of the House. That’s good news, isn’t it?

Cardoza-Moore: Absolutely. And of course, it’s also the Senate who is going to take it up next Wednesday in their Senate Education Committee. It’s very good news. And I have to tell you, Michael, I’m quite honored that the Speaker would nominate me for this position. I am grateful to all the legislators. I heard Representative Sparks on earlier before I came on, and he was very gracious and very supportive yesterday in the committee.

We have a major problem with curriculum in our schools, and it’s not just here in Tennessee. It is across this country. We, as parents and citizens of our state, of our counties, of our school districts must take back control of our communities. We have to take control back from our schools. These school board members run and I say that for the most part, because there are a small minority of school board members in different school boards across the country who are trying to make a difference.

But they are outnumbered because of the progressives who sit on these education boards. It’s very dangerous what is happening. Michael, I always refer back to what’s happened over the last year. We wonder what’s happened. Like in civics education, our children are being indoctrinated with propaganda to hate America, not to love America. Well, if you look at what’s happened in our country over the last year since the whole COVID crisis, we see Portland ablaze, Seattle ablaze, and Kenosha, Wisconsin ablaze.

And what are these local elected officials doing or the governors of these states? They’re telling their law enforcement to stand down while people’s businesses and livelihoods are being destroyed. We didn’t grow up this way, and there’s a reason. We were taught accurately about our country. We were taught to love America. We were taught an accurate perspective of our history, good and bad. That’s what makes the United States of America so unique. And it makes this country the country that other people esteem and want to come to and live in.

Leahy: When you get on the commission, put in a good word for our own book, the supplementary text Guide to the Constitution and Bill of Rights for Secondary School Students. We have a Constitution Bee based on that every year where we give out educational scholarships. We’ve had a difficult time having public schools actually embrace that. A few have but most are not paying a lot of attention to it. So put in a good word for us, if you would. Laurie Cardoza-Moore, thank you so much for joining us. We appreciate it.

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Host of ‘No Interruption’ Tomi Lahren Talks Moving to Nashville and Saving It from the Clutches of Liberalism

Host of ‘No Interruption’ Tomi Lahren Talks Moving to Nashville and Saving It from the Clutches of Liberalism

 

Live from Music Row Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed Fox Nation contributor and host of No Interruption, Tomi Lahren to the newsmakers line to discuss her move to Nashville and how the migration of liberals from failed left-wing cities could compromise it.

Leahy: We are joined our newsmaker line now by one of the newest Nashvillians. But one that we are very pleased to welcome to Nashville, Tomi Lahren, Fox Nation contributor. Thanks for joining us.

Lahren: It’s great to be here! And I got to tell you, I’m almost at my one-year anniversary of leaving California for Nashville. So I got to say, this has been a long time coming. And I’m so happy to be in Nashville and happy to be on with you.

Leahy: You moved here in April. A very smart move. We’re delighted to have you here. We’ll talk about that move in a minute. You burst onto the conservative media scene like a supernova. I mean, just terrific commentary out there. You started with One American News Network. I didn’t know this. You’re from Rapid City, South Dakota. And you were an intern, for now, Governor Kristi Noem at one time. Isn’t that right?

Lahren: Yes. And you know, our governor is finally getting the recognition she deserves. And it’s all because she decided to keep our great state of South Dakota open. They give a lot of credit to Texas and Mississippi for lifting their mask mandates and for having full capacity. But never forget South Dakota. We never played that game. I hope we can say the same in Tennessee coming up pretty soon.

Leahy: I’m with you on that one, Tomi. So tell us a little bit about why you decided early last year to move from Los Angeles to Nashville.

Lahren: You know, the writing was on the wall. California was not the place to be. And I knew that moving there. I moved from Texas to LA, and I thought, I just want to be in the middle of where all this pop culture and all this liberalism is based and centered in that of the course in Los Angeles. But after a while, hemorrhaging my hard-earned tax dollars to that state, which is clearly a failed state, and a failure all together with a horrible governor that I’m very delighted to see they’re likely going to recall, I decided you know what?

It’s time to pick up and go to the South. And I looked at Nashville and I said, Nashville is a great city. But you know what? Liberalism. It’s affecting Nashville, too. So maybe this is a place that I can come and sound the alarm. A warning, if you will about what happens when you start implementing liberal policies. It’s not too long before you California your Tennessee.

Leahy: That’s a very good point. Craig Huey, who also is a refugee from California and a direct marketing expert, has come in and talked to us about that as well. So you do live in the city of Nashville now, what is your experience been with Tennesseeans?

Lahren: Well, Tennesseeans are great. I don’t have a lot of love for this mayor. And I’ve been pretty vocal about that, especially moving from California. Like I said, the writings on the wall of what’s going to happen to Nashville if we keep electing people like Mayor John Chicken Cooper, as I so affectionately have titled him. (Leahy chuckles)

Leahy: You call him John Chicken Cooper. I love that name. I call him a tin pot dictator. I think your name is a little bit better.

Lahren: (Chuckles) You know, I think whatever fits. I think there are so many names that can fit this mayor and what he’s done to the city over the last year. And it doesn’t really look like there’s going to be an end in sight. We’re still keeping up with some of these restrictions and mandates that are crushing our bars, crushing our economy.

You know, no bail out for that. We got to reopen. We open fully. And I hope Mayor John Chicken Cooper (Leahy chuckles) is listening because I know that he does take a look at my Instagram stories and my tweets from time to time. So Chicken Cooper, if you’re listening in, it’s time to reopen Nashville.

Leahy: By the way, did you see our story at The Tennessee Star that the community oversight board they named a member to the community oversight board, who was a convicted felon and not a registered voter. Ovid Timothy Hughes. He resigned suddenly, a couple of weeks ago. Nobody knew why. Our reporter Corrine Murdock looked into it. He was convicted of a felony back in 2008 and he’s not a registered voter which is required by law. How about that?

Lahren: (Chuckles)  I wish I could say I was shocked and surprised, but I’m really not. Watching this mayor and much of the city council placate too BLM and other extreme leftist movements. None of that really shocks and surprises me. Like I said, the California virus is moving in faster, far faster than coronavirus. And if people don’t wake up, it’s only a matter of time before Los Angeles comes to Nashville, Tennessee. And there’s no going back once that happens. Nothing surprises me anymore.

Leahy: Tomi, we’re going to have a big party, probably next month or the month after to welcome all of the new conservatives who’ve come to Nashville. Including the Daily Wire folks and Candace Owens. You’re more than welcome to come to that party. We’re probably going to have to host it a little bit outside of Nashville, Davidson County because of restrictions. But we’ll let you know. And we’d be delighted to have you come to that party.

Lahren: Hey, let’s do it. I think that there’s a lot of great conservative voices moving here. And we’re going to make sure that the mayor is kept in check. And we’re going to make sure that the governor is feeling the heat and the pressure because it’s time for him to step up too. And there’s a lot of good folks here ready to do that.

Leahy: Tell us about your talk show on Fox Nation, No interruption.

Lahren: So no interruption is my long-form show on Fox Nation, which is our digital streaming platform. And I actually just returned this weekend from my home state of South Dakota doing a story on the pipeline and all of the people that have been affected by the Biden administration’s executive order on that.

So what I really do on that show is I take a deeper dive into the issues facing our country. Whether it be the border or the pipeline or the mental health issues that we’re facing because of via Democrats, infringements, and mandates that came along with coronavirus. That’s what I explore in-depth on No Interruption. And then of course, I have my Daily Final Thoughts which is what people are used to hearing from me. Not a controversial segment at all.

Leahy: Not controversial at all. Tomi, I love watching that, by the way. I mean, you pull no punches. You just smack them right in the face. It’s fantastic.

Lahren: Well, thank you. It’s about time conservative start doing that. I talk a lot about cancel culture, too. And the reason that we’re in the midst of cancel culture is partly our own fault because for too long, conservatives have caved. We’ve bowed, we’ve deal to the mob, and I think we’re realizing the impact and effects of that.

So we only have ourselves to blame. It’s time to stop being the silent majority and to start being the louder majority and taking the country back because that’s the only way we’re going to save it. Sleepy Joe, 50 days and we haven’t heard from him, but he’s sure done a lot to hurt our country. And so we’ve got to be a little louder and more vocal about it.

Leahy: Now your program. You’re with Fox Nation. Do you record it here in Nashville? Do you go up to New York? How does the logistics work of that?

Lahren: I have a studio based right here in Nashville, Tennessee. In fact, I just got off of Fox and Friends. It’s nice because I don’t always have to put on pants to do TV, so it works out. But yes, I am here in Nashville. Thank goodness, because New York sounds absolutely horrible right now.

Leahy: It is absolutely horrible. All of the people that we know in New York City are trying to move and they’re all looking to move to Nashville. Likewise, in California. If you are a realtor in Middle Tennessee, the best place to market is California, Illinois, and New York.

Lahren: Oh, absolutely. But you know, I do have a fear with that because with the Californians coming in, we know that they’re not all great conservatives. We know that a lot of them are liberals fleeing a liberal failed state and bringing their policies with them. But not only are they bringing their policies with them, but they’re also bringing a whole lot of money in their pockets from selling their real estate in California.

But they’re coming here. They’re buying up the houses site unseen. They’re pricing out the locals and then they’re voting in horrible policies and horrible people. I mean, we can’t sustain another 34 percent property tax increase. So hey, Californians, you’re welcome. But leave your politics at the door, please.

Leahy: That’s a good idea. By the way, Glenn Reynolds, who is Instapundit at instapundit.com is a professor of constitutional law at the University of Tennessee, has a great idea. And maybe we ought to do something with this. We ought to have a welcome wagon for people that come in from California and just say as they cross the border say, welcome. We are a no-income-tax state. We are going to keep it that way because it’s in our constitution. Take your liberal ideas and leave them in California. You think that would be a good idea, Tomi?

Lahren: I think we should definitely be putting up signs, billboards, Instagram, and whatever we can do. And I would also recommend that we screen some of the scenes from downtown Los Angeles and what they left and what they fled from and all the liberal policies that have destroyed their home city and state. And just let that be a little friendly reminder of what happens when you vote in liberals. Because, as I always say, liberalism is a mental disorder. Get well soon.

Leahy: (Chuckles) Yeah, that is funny. Hey, what has been the biggest thing that surprised you about Tennessee and Nashville since you moved here in April?

Lahren: You know, I’ll tell you this. Nashville is obviously a little bit more of a Democrat city. And once you get outside, it’s certainly far more conservative. But I’ll tell you this, even the Democrats here, even the liberals, they’re kind. We might not always agree, but I’ll tell you, in LA, I have been kicked. I have been tripped.

I have had things thrown at me. I have been heckled. But even the liberals here, are far more respectful in the South. So I got to give them that. And I got to give them some credit. I think that they know that there are a lot of conservatives here, so they’re not going to pull that crap. I got to say, people here are just in general nicer than a lot of places.

Leahy: I will confirm that. I moved here back in 1991 and I lived in California. I went to business school out there. But we moved here in 1991. I’m delighted that I made the move. And we are equally delighted Tomi Lahren that you’ve made the move here. Thank you so much for joining us today. Will you come to the studio sometime?

Lahren: Let’s do it. I’m just down the road, so. We’ll have a lot of fun and really bring the punches to the mayor.

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Craig Huey: The HR1 Bill ‘Opens the Door to Fraud That You Can Never Overcome’

Craig Huey: The HR1 Bill ‘Opens the Door to Fraud That You Can Never Overcome’

 

Live from Music Row Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed creator of the Huey Report and direct mail expert, Craig Huey, in-studio to discuss the HR1 bill that would put the country in danger allowing for voting regulations that encourage fraud and wins for Democrats.

Leahy: Tennessee remains one of the 35 states out there where freedom is still a possibility. California is one of the 15 states where freedom really is not a possibility. And living evidence of that in our studio right now Craig Huey who escaped from California and wants to make sure that doesn’t happen to Tennessee. There’s a Californian in Washington. Her name is Nancy Pelosi, and she embodies everything that’s wrong with America. But she has power right now. And she has introduced a bill that’s passed in the House. HR1.

It’s about to go to the Senate. Perhaps the worst bill in modern American history. Let me just read from Joel Pollak my colleague at Breitbart. House Democrats passed HR 1. This was back on March 4. The so-called for the people act on Wednesday. The bill would radically change American democracy, nationalizing elections, and making permanent changes to voting rules that would virtually ensure Democrats never lose another election. Let’s just pause for a moment, Craig. This is dangerous stuff.

Huey: Michael, it is the most dangerous bill possible. And the reason they’re pushing it hard is they know they have this window of opportunity right at the beginning more so than the in anytime in the next two years. It’s their number one priority. If they can change the election they will permanently be able to win 2022 and 2024.

They will change the election in the entire United States. This HR1, for example, legalizes in every state in the union what’s called ballot harvesting. Ballot harvesting is outlawed in most states. 39 states have it legal in some form or another. I come from California. California was one of the first states to pass ballot harvesting.

Leahy: And let me just interject. When I hear ballot harvesting, I think this is a way for Democrats to cheat. That’s what I think.

Huey: It’s voter fraud on steroids. This bill legalizes voter fraud. And basically what happens is this. Let’s say if that passes then Tennessee is forced to allow ballot harvesting that means political operatives people who are trained political door to door knockers can go to a house, show them how to vote with a voter guide, pick up that ballot, and they can deliver 50, 100, 500, 1000 ballots a thousand ballots to the voter booth and nobody knows who this person is. They could throw away Republican ballots. They could order ballots. They can go to nursing homes go out and pick up all the ballots.

Leahy: So in other words, they can go to somebody’s house and they say hey, fill out the ballot. I’ll take it to the registrar for you.

Huey: Yes. Michael, I’m going to send you a video that you can use of a professional ballot harvester and she knocks on the door and she’s got the data. And she knows the parents who have opened the door are Republican. She doesn’t want to talk to him. She’s been to that house 10 times to talk to the daughter.

The daughter is her target. She wants to pick up her ballot and she says I’m from the Democratic Party as a service to help pick up the ballot and deliver it. And she then will be able to go all the way from school board to governor or president depending on the election as to who to vote for. It transforms politics by 10, 15, 20 percent. And basically, it comes who is the most organized wins. That’s what it is. Who can get at the most ballots.

Huey: And then if you add the fraudulent part…

Leahy: It’s prone to fraud because with ballot harvesting you could go to the house of an elderly Republican couple. They could take the ballots. They could throw them away.

Huey: Totally. Throw them away or older them. And then you’ve got in California 450,000 ballots were sent out to people who are dead. People who have moved. Kids who have gone off to college. Duplicate ballots 40 to 50,000. Now if I go to an apartment and I see these mailboxes I see ballots there. I could pick them up before they’re delivered. If I know who’s getting duplicate ballots I can get those duplicate ballots and hand in a couple of ballots. It opens the door to fraud that you can never overcome.

Leahy: Yeah, and that’s before the Senate. 50 Republicans, 50 Democrats. And it looks like the Democrats are going to try to jam this through.

Huey: They’re going to try to jam it through. They have a very good chance. It will be universal mail-in ballots without a clean voter roll. Voter ID is the number one way to prevent fraud. It makes it illegal to have a voter ID.

Leahy: Which is ridiculous.

Huey: Totally.

Leahy: Talk about transforming our country from a constitutional republic to something like the old Russian Communist party.

Huey: It also tries to get people to register all online. I had a dog registered online (Leahy laughs) in California. Three elections I got the mail-in ballot for the dog at my office address. And when I moved to Tennessee, the ballot followed me.

Leahy: The dog can still vote.

Huey: Yes. There’s no control in doing online registration. And then it also demands that anybody is put on the voter roll who’s on welfare, Obamacare, any type of government agency whether they’re legal or not they’re put on as voters. This is corrupt. This is wrong. And it must be stopped.

Leahy: Well and you kind of get to really the existential element of the survival of our constitutional republic. We are there right now.

Huey: Yes.

Leahy: Of course now 20 attorneys general in the United States have called this unconstitutional. It is unconstitutional because supervision of election is a state function. So now the national federal government is usurping the state authority.

Huey: Unconstitutionally because it is.

Leahy: Here’s the problem. Let me be totally blunt here. The federal courts have in many regards abandoned originalism. And certainly, the big effort by Donald Trump was to put a lot of conservative originalist jurists in the federal court. And they succeeded to a degree asterisk. What is it about a judge that purports to be conservative?

Once they are on the bench you look at their opinions. I’ll give you an example. Big, big push. So Donald Trump names three “conservatives” to the Supreme Court. Big political battles over all of them. A lot of political capital was spent to get them on. New Gorsuch confirmed. Brett Kavanaugh confirmed. Amy Coney Barrett confirmed.

Now if you look at their decisions, Gorsuch is really kind of a libertarian. Not exactly a Scalia originalist, textualist. Kavanaugh and Barrett, let me be blunt, are huge disappointments. Their votes are more like John Roberts and Anthony Kennedy than they are like Anthony Scalia. Do you see that as well?

Huey: I see it but I have hope that you’re going to see from the Supreme Court to the lower bench appointments at the transformation of the judiciary but it still has appointees in there that are judges that are judicial. I think there is a step forward. We have to be prepared now for Biden who will be using the bench to transform society, culture, and politics from the bench. They’re going to legislate from the bench. So we’re now really in a four-year period of danger.

Leahy: Big-time danger. No question about that. And I pray for the health of Clarence Thomas and Justice Alito every day.

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California Refugee and Now Nashvillian Craig Huey Joins Leahy in Studio to Discuss His Transition to Tennessee and How to Help Make It Easier

California Refugee and Now Nashvillian Craig Huey Joins Leahy in Studio to Discuss His Transition to Tennessee and How to Help Make It Easier

 

Live from Music Row Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed Craig Huey of The Huey Report and California Refugee in studio to discuss some of the specifics of why he left California and what might be done to help acclimate new Tennesseans on local government and processes.

Leahy: We are joined in studio by our favorite, California Refugee, Craig Huey. Good morning, Craig.

Huey: Good morning. It’s great to be here.

Leahy: You know, I say that you’re our favorite California Refugee. I think there are a lot of people here probably listening say I want to be your favorite California Refugee. (Laughter)

Huey: Yes. There are just so many it’s just a flood of people coming in.

Leahy: This is a fun program for me to talk about this and how Nashville and Middle Tennessee are in the process of being transformed by the migration of people of various political ideologies but led by conservatives. But there’s also a mix of moderates and liberals from California, Illinois, and New York coming into town.

The real estate markets going to be booming here for years to come as long as we are a state with no state income tax because that’s in our state constitution. And as long as we don’t get taken over by these left-wing lunatics, who all do their propaganda promoters and they’re all over the place are funded by all these left-wing nonprofits. I want to go back to you Craig. And by the way, if you’re if you’re listening and you want to weigh in and you’re and you’re listening on the iHeart Radio App out in California, and you’re looking for a lifeline and you’re looking for a place to land call us at 615- 737-9522.

Or if your recent California arrival here, or if you’ve been surrounded by California rivals. Talk to us. So you have so much information about California and the thinking process. You’re going to explain a little bit about that and what your experience is with people in California and their thought process about the escape to Tennessee and other places.

Huey: Absolutely. It’s such a failed state it California.

Leahy: California.

Huey: California is a failed State and I spoke probably the 25 different groups before March of 2020. Between January and March.

Leahy: Your move here comes in June of 2020 right?

Huey: I shut down the California operation in May. And moved here in June.

Leahy: Okay, great. So this was before your big Move?

Huey: Before the big move.

Leahy: Had you made the decision to move?

Huey: Yes.

Leahy: Ah, okay. So you’re in California?

Huey: Yes.

Leahy: January to March of 2020 and you speak to 25 groups. What do you say how do they respond?

Huey: So I ask this one question at the beginning of almost every talk. How many of you are thinking of leaving California? Literally, Michael 90 percent of the people raise their hands. Then I would ask them how many of you know somebody who has moved out of California? Literally, 100 percent of the people raise their hands. The thing that holds them back is fear, lack of knowledge, and family ties in the area.

Leahy: Family ties is one I hear often. And you think about it. Let’s say you’ve got children or parents.

Huey: Yes.

Leahy: Are you going to abandon them to the travails of living in California.

Huey: Exactly. It’s very painful. Some of the employees when I gave them the option to move to Nashville. I sent everybody out to Nashville take a look.

Leahy: So all of your employees yet how many what 30.

Huey: About 25.

Leahy: 25 employees. So I went by and had a talk with our friends at the daily wire last. They’ve moved from California. I went by their offices. They love it here, but they had a similar experience. So you have your 25 employees and you sent them here to look around. How do they respond?

Huey: So they love it out here, but it’s the family who are the ones who didn’t want to leave.

Leahy: It was the family that was the reason and so for those that don’t come who don’t come they have family, but they want to leave then it’s very difficult to figure that out isn’t it.

Huey: Yeah. Well here’s the thing Michael. In California you’ve got an income tax that’s 12.5 going up to 13.5 going up to 16.

Leahy: It’s going up to 16 percent?

Huey: 16. That’s where it’s headed.

Leahy: Oh my goodness.

Huey: Exactly. Gasoline, because the taxes and regulations are an extra dollar fifty a gallon. You’ve got my wife when she got our electric and water bill, she called the water here in Tennessee.

Leahy: Here in Tennessee?

Huey: In Tennessee. She called saying you made a mistake. You didn’t charge me enough because it was so cheap. (Leahy laughs) We have saved it an incredible amount and I better employees less cost. and I gotta tell you when business owners discover what they can do they’ll want to come to Tennessee. when people understand the quality of life. And in my community where I live in Williamson County, most of the people are from out of state. And those who are out of state most of them are from California. business owners and people who have moved to flee the regulations and the fear that’s in California.

Leahy: Well a business owner, we want to bring a business owner in here don’t we?

Huey: Yes.

Leahy: Because they’re more likely to think like us.

Huey: Yes.

Leahy: If they’re a business owner.

Huey: They’re conservative. Yes.

Leahy: Now in contrast an executive at a Fortune 500 company is probably not going to think like us.

Huey: Yeah, so I know it’s a worry and it’s got to be a worry and it’s a legitimate worry. Honestly, the people that I talk to and have not found that there is a collectivist status liberal type of mentality coming. I have seen the consistency of people have different shades of wanting to vote conservative. Not vote for any type of socialist program. So I know the worry. I haven’t seen it.

But it is something where I think it’s to the benefit of Tennessee to bring in the right people. And you can do that. If you’re a real estate agent, there are people who are marketing homes and communities just in California. And they get a Facebook ad so anybody that searching for leaving California. Or searching for something in Texas an ad can pop up for Tennessee. So we’re going to have to add introduce you to Rumble too and Clout Hub and all those alternatives so we can use those as well.

Huey: Yes.

Leahy: So let me ask you this. Instaundit.com. Glenn Reynolds. Great guy professor of constitutional law at the University of Tennessee. He had this concept that we ought to have a Welcome Wagon package for folks. So having arrived here what kind of a Welcome Wagon set of information would you find you have found helpful?

Huey: I would have found helpful how to be able to get its things as simple as changing the registration of my car. Because we’ve been down there for five times finding out that there are all kinds of restrictions. I would have found it helpful of who my representatives are. I would have found it helpful how the legislature is has changed from California.

Leahy: And so when you say change from California, give us some more details on that.

Huey: Sure. So in California, we have the city council and we have County Supervisors. We have assemblymen and state senators. And then of course all the bureaucrats.

Leahy: There is a lot of them.

Huey: A lot of beurecrats. We just do not know Tennessee governance and how it operates. We looked at Williamson County and and and and a Davidson County figuring out who are all these people?

Leahy: What do they do.

Huey: Yes. What are they doing?

Leahy: Maybe what we ought to do is have a little introductory program and how your local county government works. How your local city government works. And if you’re in a city, how the state legislature works. And how the Tennessee state bureaucracy works or doesn’t work.

Huey: Probably doesn’t work.

Leahy: Have you been able to do the change in registration for your car yet? Have you succeeded?

Huey: We have not.

Leahy: Why is that?

Huey: My wife is my wife went down during the pandemic to try to get it changed and she couldn’t get the appointment. Then she goes down. It’s an hour wait and she finds out it’s not the DMV. She has to go to a different location.

Leahy: She has to go to the county?

Huey: She goes to the county to another building and it’s an hour wait line and she can’t do it. She comes back another time can’t do it. She comes in line and she finds out that the dealer has to have a letter agreeing to the change of registration and it’s not on the website. She never was told this. After waiting in line she has to go back and we have to deal with the dealership. So we’re still working on it.

Leahy: Well, I’ve been to Williamson County Clerk. They actually have been pretty good but it sounds like they need to improve their game a little bit. Williamson County Clerk, I think it’s Elaine Anderson. She’s been there for a long time. Ms. Anderson, you might want to call us and help out Craig here.

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