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Glenn: California's mandatory corporate gender quotas is 'one step closer to democratic socialism

California lawmakers voted in favor of a bill that will require gender quotas for publicly traded companies within the state. The bill — which would require companies to have at least one woman on its corporate boards by 2019, and one to three women, depending on the size of the company, by 2021 — now hangs on Gov. Jerry Brown's signature. If signed, the law will be the first state-mandated gender quota in U.S. history.

"California continues to be the test case in how not to run a state," Glenn Beck said Thursday on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program.”  "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 — and Texas is paying the price!"

Glenn noted that Californians are being driven from their state, often to Texas, by the kind of irrational post-modernist thinking that can simultaneously claim that men and women are exactly alike and that women have to be on every board because they "bring something unique."

"Now, let’s be really clear — as you're getting ready to write your hate mail — this is not a terrible law because more women might end up in company board rooms," he continued. "This is a terrible law because this is a classic case of big government getting bigger and reaching into areas it has no business touching. This will hurt businesses and it brings you one step closer to democratic socialism."

"What do you say you get the best and brightest minds and you don't care about the color of the skin, you don't care about the packaging?" Glenn added.

Watch Glenn's monologue in the video clip above.

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