Because the entrenched duopoly of power has very little interest in anything other than their own interests they are not inclined to stray off their respective reservations. No matter how much they bash each other the worst thing would be to let anybody else through the clubhouse door. So the political dialectic gets a little, um, stale. And by stale we mean brain dead asshat mindless.
A couple of weeks ago we ran a post on the immeasurably clownish ballot statements of the Republican and Democrat in the 72nd Special election. Since the Green Party candidate, Jane Rands, did not have a statement on the ballot, we though we would oblige by sharing one with the Friends. So we asked Jane to send a statement along. And here it is:
Name: Jane Rands
Occupation: Systems Engineer
I do not accept lobbyist money because I am running to represent you and not the special interests. While career politicians pander for dollars, I speak honestly about solutions for a sustainable future.
California needs a new energy plan based on clean, renewable power. I support decentralized rooftop solar power to achieve energy independence and a cleaner environment.
We need health care without insurance company profits getting in the way of providing coverage for every Californian. I support Single Payer health care.
We need a long term solution to bring water to our cities without harming our natural environment. I oppose billions of tax payer dollars being used to pay back bonds for a peripheral canal intended to benefit agribusiness. Local water use policies and conservation should be the centerpiece of any state water plan.
Last year Prop. 8 took away constitutionally guaranteed rights for the first time in our state’s history. If the state is going to be in the business of sanctioning one’s chosen life partner the state should be fair and equitable.
Public transportation is cut while disproportional amounts of transportation funds go to widen streets and freeways that are soon again jammed with cars. Elect me for long term transportation solutions.
I am a lifelong Californian with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Cal Poly Pomona.
Find out more about my campaign at www.janerandsforassembly.com or email email@example.com or call (714) 325-5223. I look forward to hearing from you.
Please join me in campaigning for the California we all know we can have if we work together, not twenty years in the future, but now!