California Anarchy: Should President Trump Reprimand California’s Adjutant General?: Part I

Photo Credits: (Top Left) President Donald Trump (Photo by Phil Konstantin / (Top Right) Gov. Jerry Brown, photo by Gage Skidmore,

The Sanctuary State Vs the United States of America

California’s Sanctuary State battle with President Donald Trump over open borders, defiance of a temporary travel band, and enforcement of the immigration laws is shaping up into an epic showdown reminiscent of that between President John F. Kennedy and Gov. George Wallace in 1963.

Gov. Brown and the Sanctuary State is Wallace fighting to protect non-citizens at the expense of National Security and California citizens; and Trump is Kennedy possibly being forced to play his National Guard hand if the Sanctuary State refuses to comply with the federal law and the United States Constitution. California has hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to, what they sound bite as, “safeguard the values of the people of California.” California Senate Pro Tem Kevin de León says that California will “challenge Washington — and defend itself from policies instituted in Washington” including the environment, immigration and criminal justice. For all practical purposes the Democrats are forming a tax-payer funded political action committee (PAC) in attempts to match President Trump blow for blow in his efforts to secure the border and block Criminal Transnational Organizations (CTOs) and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) from infiltrating it.

Could it be that California’s Political Establishment is organizing to malign President Trump to mask their failed Sanctuary State and progressive policies? Brown’s tax propositions have driven more than 2,500 businesses and 105,000 jobs from California[1]; the Cap and Trade is profiting the special interests who promoted it and isn’t working[2] for the environment; more criminals are on the streets thanks to Assembly Bill 109, Propositions 47 and 57[3]; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (D) is reportedly manipulating statistics of illegal aliens crimes to prop up his Sanctuary City facade[4] and win re-election; Crumbling Dams and levee infrastructure is seeing light[5] of day after Gov. Brown’s and the liberal establishment buried it in favor of social engineering issues; and the mortgage on the future of California’s youth is coming due on Brown’s failed propositions to resolve the Golden State’s budget deficit.[6]

Does President Trump’s “wall diplomacy” and resolve to enforce immigration law threaten this collapsing Liberal Empire’s policies of Globalism? And expose a more sinister California Liberal Establishment agenda to transform the state’s and Mexico’s institutions of education, law, military, media and entertainment, unions, and public interest group’s into Marxist Totalitarian States? [7]

President Trump’s perseverance to keep his word in securing the border and protect every American could wake up the echoes of a Golden State’s silent majority and could conceivably loosen the grip that the Liberal Elite have on California’s economic growth and protection. State voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 187—Save Our State Initiative—in 1994 to reduce illegal immigrants’ dependency on welfare programs. In 2008 they passed Proposition 8—the state Constitutional Amendment that maintains the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman. These landmark initiatives suggest that most Californians may not be onboard with the Sanctuary State and welcome President Trump’s intervention.

With anarchists like By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) activist Yyvette Felarca[8] able to assault anyone she labels “homophobic,” “racist” “Islam phobic” and “White Surpremist” with impunity; Sanctuary City law enforcement authorities being ordered to not cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); allegations that Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin ordered police to stand-down during the Milo Yiannopoulos riots; and the organized squads of masked, equipped, paid, and armed rioters whom Hungarian-American investor, business magnate, and philanthropist George Soros purportedly financed, the Sanctuary State PAC is fertilizing the political soil for insurrection, rebellion, and armed violence.

Brown’s irresponsible statement that he will not order the California National Guard[9] as part of a National Guard force to round up 100,000 illegal immigrants in response to an unconfirmed rumor that President was considering such nonsense only pollinates violence on California’s streets. He  telegraphs the Sanctuary State’s intent to politicize and control the National Guard—a federal, not state entity—to battle Mr. Trump.

As Brown’s military advisor, Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. David S. Baldwin was remiss in not telling the Governor, and informing the public, that under President Ronald Reagan’s National Security Directive 221 (The 1986 National Narcotics and Security Act) it’s policy that the National Guard will not engage in immigration enforcement.[10] The National Guard is available to the Customs Border Protection (CBP) for interdicting illegal drugs and disrupting CTOs [11] only. Brown not only stepped beyond the scope of his authority as Commander-in-Chief of the California National Guard, but it’s undisciplined leadership characteristic of a Governor coming unhinged spouting rhetoric that radicalizes groups like BAMN that endangers law-abiding citizens in California’s Sanctuary Cities. Brown’s overreaction gives credence to President Trump’s observation that California’s Government is “out of control.”

Like Kennedy vs. Wallace, the Sanctuary State verses President Trump is shaping up into a blockbuster battle between a rebellious state and the Supreme law of the land. And like that 1963 classic Civil Rights face off, the President of the United States may have to use the National Guard to force California to protect the National Security, and maintain law and order in California.

But has the Brown Administration saturated the California National Guard warrior culture with social reforms that’s caused it to lose its readiness edge to rapidly respond if the President calls upon it? I discuss this question in detail and ponder if the President of the United States should reprimand and replace Maj. Gen. David S. Baldwin for mismanaging the California National Guard in accordance with federal laws and policy governing the federal component in the upcoming posts:

  • Blood on their Hands: How liberal California lawmakers politicized military intelligence and blinded local law enforcement agencies in fighting ISIS;
  • “Filling the Swamp”; how the Brown Administration expanded the State Active Duty (SAD) Program into a paramilitary functioning diametrically of Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution and Title 10 and Title 32 US Codes governing the Armed Forces and National Guard; and
  • “Federalize National Guard or Negotiate an Alternative;” Cleaning out the California National Guard’s corrupt leadership, replacing its command and control, and restoring public Faith in the California National Guard.



[1] Page 2, California Business Departures: An Eight-Year Review 2008-2015, Spectrum Location Solutions, Joseph Vranich President.
[2] Dan Walters, Sacramento Bee, California’s Cap and Trade Auction another Washout, March 1, 2017,; Dale Kasler, Sacramento Bee “California’s cap-and-trade carbon program sputters again,” August 23, 2016
[3] KTLA-5; Known Gang Member suspected of Killing Police Officer in Whittier, Cousin in East LA
[4] Accusations of Los Angeles Attorney David Wohl in Fox News Insider report titled: Wohl: L.A. Mayor ‘Hiding the Truth’ about Violence in His Sanctuary City
[5] Dennis Cuff, San Jose Mercury News, Brown wants to spend $437 million on flood control, dam protection, February 25, 2017 My retired Colleagues, some former  senior managers for the Department of Water Resources, other former engineers and professional emergency managers, campaigned vigilantly for elected leaders to address California’s network of eroding/aging levees from the Sacramento, Feather, Yuba, American and San Joaquin River Watersheds, through the upper and lower Sacramento, Delta, and Central Valley levee systems.  Their warnings fell on death ears of Gov. Jerry Brown’s staff, Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, and other democratic lawmakers. Congresswoman Doris Matsui and Natomas Sacramento Councilwoman Angelique Ashby heard my colleagues voices forming the vanguard to reinforce and retrofit Natomas area levees. Steinberg mocked Ashby for making flood control and levee repairs the most critical infrastructure issue during the Sacramento Mayor’s race in 2016; advocating mass transit instead funded by California’s Cap N Trade. Gov. Brown arguably revealed his negligence to address the flooding infrastructure with his reactive, not proactive, style of governing when he said, “Stuff happens, and we respond,” during a Feb. 13, 2017 Press Conference on the Oroville Dam Spillway crisis Baldwin assumed a reactive military posture when he purged the California National Guard Command Staff of qualified personnel knowledgeable of packaging Military response operations under Brown’s so-called Governor’s Mandate. I know this because the staff I supervised tested the systems that Dr. Fritz Krauss and his staff developed per the orders of now retired Brig. Gen. Kevin Ellsworth and Brig. Gen. Nathanael Reddicks. For the same scenario, we found that the systems developed by Krauss, DoD, the Undersecretary of Reserve Affairs, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and emergency managers from more than 20 states could package ground and aviation transportation capabilities to fluidly and move hundreds of thousands of Oroville residents from their homes to designated shelters upon Butte County and Oroville incident commanders request. The California National Guard, neighboring state National Guards and Federal Military Reserve Components inside the Golden State, have military police capabilities that could be located, mobilized, and deployed rapidly with a functioning Civil Support Task List (CSTL) system to execute evacuation movement plans, and regulate traffic flows, fuel points, and aid stations in an orderly, efficient manner; instead of the chaotic exodus that occurred. The incoming Baldwin Command staff neither wanted to hire nor endure the inconvenience of training on the Joint Command Systems developed by the California National Guard (previous to the Baldwin Command), National Guard Bureau, DoD, California Emergency Services (OES)(under Matthew Bettenhausen), and FEMA and populate the CSTL database that the Nation’s leading emergency managers, researched and recommended.  
[6] John Myers, California’s budget deficit is back, Gov. Jerry Brown says,” Los Angeles Times, February 27, 2017
[7] Richard and Stephen Payne’s documentary. “A Sheep in Wolves Clothing,” spells out 20th century Marxist radical Saul Alinsky’s influence on the U.S. Catholic Church, society, and the Democratic Party and examines the rippling effect it is having on dumbing down America and attacking America’s morals from within. Steven W. Hackel’s: Junipero Serra: California’s Founding Father, provides an insightful look at what California and Mexico’s common thread to the Catholic Church, and its struggle to cultivate grassroots decision-making free from the Spanish Landowner rule that continues to dominate Mexico today, and the Materialism that crept into California Politics with the 1849 Gold Rush. Brown’s trade policies with China and his apathetic interest in the California National Guard’s state partnership with Ukraine and Nigeria that the State Department encouraged in the 90s to give Governors a greater role in diplomacy supports the argument that Brown’s views are more global than local.
[8] Some would argue that Felarca’s and BAMN’s violence is illustrative of Gorgy Lukas, Erich Fromn, Wilhelmina Reich, and Herbert M. Marcuse’s Frankfurt Socialism strategy to exploit the differences between the sexes and lifestyles through Political Correctness. A practice they argue marginalizes God, and therefore, one becomes God and has no boundaries and respect for law. A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing, Richard and Stephen Payne, Arcadia Films, October 2016
[9] Contrary to myth, Brown does not command the National Guard, the President of the United States does. The National Guard is a component of the Army and Air Force available to Governor Brown for state emergencies/disasters at the advice of his adjutant general. The DoD per the laws of Congress manages and administrates the National Guard, not Brown or the California Military and Veterans Code. The President can call-up the National Guard for border security allowing it to remain under the Command of the Governor per Title 32 or under the Command of the POTUS under Title 10. It’s not Brown’s call to deploy the California National Guard, it’s the POTUS’ decision for the National Interest and Security.
[10] Rarely discussed among the mainstream media talking heads is the Humane impact of California’s Border fence. With greater mobility the U.S Border Patrol could respond to the host of illegal crimes in progress, reducing rapes, murders, and muggings by more than 70% during the early stages of the Counterdrug road-building, fence erecting project. Compassionate Army National Guard aviators vectored U.S. Border Patrol onto scores of men, women, and children whom the Mexican Government made vulnerable by encouraging illegal migration, and Coyotes abandoned and lost, in the El Centro Deserts without water and food. Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León is indifferent about these peoples’ welfare and incentivizes the Drug and human trafficking cartels and CTOs by advocating open borders. Neither Gov. Brown nor the state legislature have visited the border to observe the tragedy and violence that occurs daily, or the risk that the Customs Border Protection (CBP) assumes in policing this illegal activity, or observe CBP’s humanitarian assistance to this politically-exploited population. I think it cruel and insensitive that de Leon and Brown can spend taxpayer dollars to send legislative staff members for vacation-like business in Mexico City to discuss immigration, renewable energy and climate change, and economic collaboration far from the source of the pain and suffering that these politicians exploit . I find it disdainful that Gov. Jerry Brown will risk federal funding for law enforcement to provide Sanctuary for criminal illegals wanted by ICE but would do nothing for Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi whom the Mexican Government held for 214 days and casually dismiss with his comment: “Well, they’ve got a lot of their guys sitting in our jails, too.”
[11] The California National Guard has been the premier military component for securing the border. It was Adjutant General Robert Thrasher’s leadership that established the policy that the Guard is not in the immigration enforcement. Lt. Col William Hipsley’s (served as the first Joint Counterdrug Task Force Commander) ingenious application of the military battle operating systems (BOS) to securing the border that inspired the concept, “Operational Control of the Border that’s frustrated drug traffickers for years; And Capt. Wade Rowley’s application of the “BOS mobility and Counter mobility” in which his task force moved more than 100,000 cubic feet of earth, paved nearly 1,000 miles of road network, and improvised nearly 30 miles of fence with discarded Vietnam Era landing mats, that illustrated for former Congressman Duncan Hunter that the wall works. It was because of these works that Hunter was able to inspire the Secure Border Act of 2006.