California continues to be a test case in how not to do government. I hope the rest of the nation is paying attention, because California keeps passing mind-blowingly bad laws that have little to do with the constitutional concept of freedom.
The latest example is a law that the California senate passed last week that is now on its way to Governor Jerry Brown's desk to be signed. "California Senate Bill 826" will force publicly traded companies based in California to have at least one woman on their boards by 2019. By 2021, companies there will be required to have one to three women on their boards, depending on the company's size.
This is the first mandated gender quota law in the nation. It won't be the last.
Now, before the hate mail rolls in, let's be clear – this is not a terrible law because more women might end up in company boardrooms. I'm sure most companies could benefit from the expertise, wisdom, and perspective women can bring. This is a terrible law because it's a classic case of big government getting bigger, reaching into areas it has no business touching.
Criticizing this law has nothing to do with misogyny and everything to do with liberty. It's the principle of the matter. Government should never be able to mandate quotas like this. Because once you crack open that door, especially in a predominantly progressive state like California, there is no limit to what the government will interfere with in an effort to "fix" things, and to impose progressive-approved morality.
Criticizing this law has nothing to do with misogyny and everything to do with liberty.
While California senators are patting themselves on the back for their forward-thinking, forced equality, every other group that perceives any sort of discrimination is now drawing up plans for their own government-demanded quota.
It won't stop until the quotas require 200 board members at every company – and that would be just to cover all the new genders. This is the ultimate end-result of postmodernism – chaotic nonsense.