Toss every currently elected official out!
Original post made by Mrs. B on Dec 14, 2011
Anyone new coming to the game should be dealt with differently. Stay out of their bedrooms. Focus on what happens in their boardrooms instead. Truly separate church and state. Focus on their performance in business or volunteer work, not on fluff. Severely limit campaign spending. Make so that anyone of any economic background can run.
I know that here in Pleasanton we lost some potentially great leaders at the local levels because they did not want to put their families through the moral mudslinging of a campaign. They did not want their political integrity questioned because they went to the wrong church, or no church at all.
on Dec 14, 2011 at 9:35 am
Are you willing to put your hat in the ring after this proposed "house cleaning"? If not, you are part of the problem, not the solution.
on Dec 14, 2011 at 10:59 am
Trudy, I might just do that. By the time my family and work obligations have eased, perhaps the political environment will be more inviting.
I would not be too judgmental of others that have good ideas but do not act on them. You never know there personal situation.
on Dec 14, 2011 at 11:13 am
Mrs b, you have some emotional pleas here, mostly valid, except your numerous mentions of your issues with churches. In most places , churches are the center or a rallying point of a community. By vilifying church members an dthe values they espouse, you'll never move forward on any of your other positions and would never be considered electable.....unless you were running for office in Berkeley or S.F., where there is no hope for any morality or humanity.