Occupy San Luis Obispo County Information
we become silent about things that matter."
Martin Luther King Jr.
Returning the Country to one person, one vote Democracy.
Representing Biological Individuals since 1789 -US Constitution
"In the midst of these pleasing ideas we should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections. If an election is to be determined by a majority of a single vote, and that can be procured by a party through artifice or corruption, the Government may be the choice of a party for its own ends, not of the nation for the national good.
If that solitary suffrage can be obtained by foreign nations by flattery or menaces, by fraud or violence, by terror, intrigue, or venality, the Government may not be the choice of the American people, but of foreign nations. It may be foreign nations who govern us, and not we, the people, who govern ourselves; and candid men will acknowledge that in such cases choice would have little advantage to boast of over lot or chance."
John Adams - Inaugural Address in the City of Philadelphia, Saturday, March 4, 1797
Free and fair elections are endangered
Some Issue Backgrounders
Bring about government that is more responsive to and representative of individual US Citizens:
− Get big money out of politics.
Teddy Roosevelt pointed out that Public financing of elections, would ensure that no particular donor has an outsized influence on the outcome of any election, and would “work a substantial improvement in our system of conducting a campaign. (1907 State of the Union)”
Solve the K-Street Lobby Problem
− Paid mercenaries with flashy brochures 24/7 in
Washington DC whose voice is so loud it drowns out
the common constituent.
⊕ They are even writing the legislation.
⊕ Time to put an end to this crap.
− Require Manadatory Arbitration prior to any foreclosure
⊕ Paid for by the industry contributions to a public fund.
Long term jail sentences for those CEO's and Boards of Directors that gamble workers pensions away or,
− Require Mandatory Pension Trusts that can not be
lost due to bad manangement or "investment"
⊕ Ruining peoples "golden years" in the name of
personal profit must end now.
Stop the Gambling with Commodities that are necessities.
− Creating fictitious shortages to drive up prices
is certainly not capitalism, it is fraud.
⊕ And the perpetrators should be treated as such
in an expiditious manner.
Reinstate good Banking Regulations
− Fight for Glass-Steagal+ legislation and get it
⊕ It is no coincidence that the financial collapse
occurred within years of the repeal of the
protections put in place after the great depression.
⊕ Keeping investment companies seperate from
peoples savings companies means no bailout
necessary. Let the "investment" gambling suckers
lose all their own money anyway they want.
⊕ No low interest loans out the backdoor of the FED
" for Investment" Companies. Let the chips fall
where they may.
Repeal the 'illegal to sleep unless you are a property owner law' in the State of California:
Every person who commits any of the following acts is guilty of disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor:
(e) Who lodges in any building, structure, vehicle, or place,whether public or private, without the permission of the owner or person entitled to the possession or in control of it.
Getting foreclosed on your house, fleeing domestic violence, or getting booted out by your ex-sweetie becomes disorderly conduct, even if you sleep in your car. There simply must be another way of getting to the intent of this without violating basic humanitarian laws, imprisoning people for 6 months in our overcrowded jails, and attempting to fine the penniless for sleeping.
Get the Public restrooms open at night in San Luis Obispo:
Is this the only city on the central coast whose bathrooms close at 10:00 PM? This is also the largest City which hosts 30,000 students many of whom like to revel until 2 AM+ downtown, not to mention those that like to take walks at night, or those that ride their bikes across town at night.
Should I let my child play in the creek, or the parks?
One would think the City would recognize as one of its primary duties the Health of its own citizens. Much more important in fact than say .... statues or tiling the streets for $700,000+.
This feels a bit "let them eat cake-ish."
Beginning at the City level we need to work our way to the County, State and Federal Government requiring that every city have public bathroom(s) open all night.