California Legislators Want to Make State Government More Communist-Friendly

Communist party supporters hold portraits of Stalin as they line up to place flowers to his grave in Red Square, outside the Kremlin wall, to mark the 64th anniversary of his death in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 5, 2017. Josef Stalin led the Soviet Union from 1924 until his death in 1953. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Some California legislators have decided that overturning a Cold War era law that makes being a communist a fireable offense for state employees is a high priority.

Being a communist would no longer be a fireable offense for California government employees under a bill passed Monday by the state Assembly.

Lawmakers narrowly approved the bill to repeal part of a law enacted during the Red Scare of the 1940s and ’50s when fear that communists were trying to infiltrate and overthrow the U.S. government was rampant. The bill now goes to the Senate.

It would eliminate part of the law that allows public employees to be fired for being a member of the Communist Party.

Employees could still be fired for being members of organizations they know advocate for overthrowing the government by force or violence.

Maybe banning communists has led to a labor shortage for the state. We are talking about California here.

One of the most disturbing political trends I’ve witnessed in my lifetime is the general softening of attitudes toward the evils of Communism. That system of government is antithetical to human rights and individual liberty. It is incompatible with being an American.

The oddest thing about it is that while the progressive left has always had a soft spot for communist regimes and policies they’re currently conducting their own “red scare” by desperately trying to prove President Trump is colluding with Russia.

Doesn’t California have any bigger problems than protecting the employment of commies?