We've seen many postings both pro and against Measure G on this forum. The issue has tended to have a local focus (understandably). But it might be instructive to ask what prominent national figures would say regarding this tax proposal.
I therefore ask, what would Sarah Palin say to question of whether citizens of Pleasanton should supporting increasing taxes in this specific way? Would she be for it, or against it? Why or why not?
She has said she is a supporter of education, but also a supporter of tax cuts. How would she reconcile these conflicting needs?
She has said she supports teaching Creationism along side the theory of evolution to give students a chance to debate the issue.
A future column could ask the same question for Barack Obama or other leaders (maybe the founding fathers).
What general principals regarding liberty, taxation, and American values apply to the issue.