Brecksville Citizens for Transparent Politics is out delivering flyers to all our Brecksville neighbors. We hope our flyer will answer some questions regarding Ballot Issue #25 and encouage everyone to vote for this measure.
Contrary to the content in the mailer that was sent out in opposition to our Ballot Issue #25, we are not trying to eliminate anyone's free speech. If there's any speech being silenced in this election, it's that of the ordinary American citizen.
Also, the establishment of a town hall meeting (which is called for in this measure) and sending a letter to our elected state & federal representatives is well within our city's charter. This was affirmed by the Ohio Supreme Court in a 5-0 decision rendered in favor of letting our proposed ordinance appear on the ballot.
It's sickening to see the undisclosed millions upon millions of dollare swooping in to distort the truth and encourage us to hate each other. Who can question the ugly impact all this money is having on our political process. How much time before this onslaught of undisclosed money destroys what little we have left of our democracy? Is it right that money equals speech? In my view, absolutely not. We are being naive to think that our city's revenus of $25 million wouldn't be a target for special interests or that zoning issues within our city wouldn't encourage undisclosed political contritutions from special interests.
The following link provides information on the publics attitude towards this measure.
People are trying very hard to make this a partisan issue. That's how we stay devided. In my view, a good idea can come from anywhere and anyone. This idea, of an amendment to reverse the 2010 Citizens United decision is a good one. A bi-annual town hall meeting to discuss the effect of money on our city, state etc..is a good one.
Brecksville neightors, we are asking you to:
VOTE YESS ON ISSUE #25