Where Are The Conservatives?
Petz is a keen observer of the political scene in Santa Clarita, and really wonders why a lot of "conservatives" in this valley talk a good game, but abandon principle in policy application.
To wit, the recent decision by the city council to purchase 500+ acres up Haskell Canyon for open space. Shockingly, council members brag that they have prevented the development of 500 homes. Fellow conservatives, there is no value in allowing land to remain fallow-taking it off the tax roles. Think of the jobs that will not be created, the future value destroyed, and the generations of families that will have to find higher priced housing. WWJD ? Think parable of the talents my friends. Proper stewardship requires responsible development.
Prominent "conservatives" cry out for the continuation for redevelopment and economic zones zones of questionable value, seemingly oblivious to the fact that they are encouraging government to pick the winners and losers.
On this Friday morning, after a week of painful economic news it is important for conservatives to ask themselves are we really living out conservative values and principles, or are we encouraging government control over our lives and destiny.
It is time for us to take a long hard look in the mirror.