Yes (sigh) on Prop B. And vote hell yes to deny corporations personhood -- that'd be Prop G
Prop. F is being pushed by a combination of wishful (although largely well-meaning) sentimentalists and disingenuous conservatives like Dan Lungren who simply want to fuck with San Francisco, but it's being opposed by just about every public official in the city. Vote this down and let's focus our attention on dealing with real environmental and social problems.
If San Francisco voters pass Prop. G, it won't put any law into effect. It's simply a policy statement that sends a message: Corporations are not people, and it's time for the federal government to tackle the overwhelming and deeply troubling control that wealthy corporations have over American politics.
Prop. G declares that money is not speech and that limits on political spending improve democratic processes. It urges a reversal of the notorious Citizens United vs. Federal Elections Commission Supreme Court decision.
A constitutional amendment, and any legal messing with free speech, has serious potential problems. If corporations are limited from spending money on politics, could the same apply to unions or nonprofits? Could such an amendment be used to stop a community organization from spending money to print flyers with political opinions?
But it's a discussion that the nation needs to have, and Prop. G is a modest start. Vote yes.
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