Nancy Pelosi is on Jimmy Fallon Show right now saying that we need to control campaign finance by repealing Citizens United, the case which claims that corporations are people and that to limit their spending on policy would be like stifling their free speech. Corporations are not people, however. But we need a Constitutional Amendment to change that ruling.
I texted our Mayor Yiaway Yeh on this topic on March 2: Local resolution to reverse ‘Citizens United’ here, like Oakland has? Mark Weiss to YY.
Pelosi had an acronym “DARE” with the “r” meaning “repeal” but since it is 1 a.m. I will have to live with not knowing the rest of it.
I was listening to a lecture by Jeff Clements in San Francisco when I texted our Mayor. Here is Jeff’s book:
Also, I admit that I am not sure what portion of our local discourse should be on grander issues. I would think we could acknowledge the war, for example, and American casualties. Certainly our budget issues are impacted by national trends. Tip O’Neill said “all politics is local” — have to ponder that one.
This took me 22 minutes to post when I should really be sleeping. But it seemed somewhat urgent.