It’s time for California to end its childish state travel bans

MINOT, N.D. — There’s an old saying, deployed in many iterations and of apocryphal origins, which states that if you look around the room and can’t figure out who the fool is, it’s you.

It’s time for Californians to admit they’re fools.

Five years ago, in reaction to polarizing laws in other states, California’s leaders began banning state-funded travel to those states. The trend has continued to the point of absurdity.

“Since then, California has banned state-funded travel to 18 states, with a total population of 117 million people,” the Sacramento Bee reports.

The latest state added to the list is Ohio, which drew California’s ire with a law allowing doctors to deny care based on their spiritual convictions.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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