Rob Fahrni

Rob Fahrni

Yes, I’m a Democrat

A wonderful bouquet of flowers.

Black Lives Matter

It’s terrible that I have to write that little title for this section of my post. Of course black live matter. Until we can get over our long history of racism as a nation we will never be the truly great nation we strive to be.

If you say All Lives Matter and stop there you might be a racist. People saying Black Lives Matter doesn’t mean a black life is more important than yours. What is meant is ”My Black life is equally important as your life.”

Being able to say Black Lives Matter shouldn’t be hard to say because Black Lives are a subset of all lives.

It’s all about equity. Black lives are equal to white lives.

LGBTQ+

If you have a problem with LGBTQ+ folks you need to look deep inside and ask yourself why?

Let people live as they are. You have zero reason to judge or hate people just because they don’t fit your idea of who they should be.

Women are our equals

Another strange equity problem in our nation. My wife is my equal.

So many folks say Christianity tells them a woman is subservient to her man.

Hey, if you and your family believe that and you agree that’s how your family will operate, more power to you, but the entire nation shouldn’t be run this way.

Women need great access to reproductive healthcare and equity in every other aspect of their life.

We have a long way to go, and we’re currently going the wrong direction — backwards.

Universal, Single-payer, Healthcare

I’d like a system of healthcare similar to Canada’s. I want to be able to walk into any healthcare facility in the United States and get the same care no matter what, and I’d like to walk out knowing I’ve just received the best care in the world and on top of all that, I never receive a bill.

I’m sure that will trigger a whole lotta folks over Big Government or the Government being all up in our business. I know this troubles so many people and they’ll most likely never come around to having excellent healthcare for every American. But it’s what I want.

A healthy America is good for our country and our competitiveness on the world stage.

Free State College Education

I was born and raised in California so I’m going to use it as an example of what I’d like to have.

In California we had the California State University System and The University of California System.

The University of California System is seen as a more prestigious system than the California State System.

My thought on the matter is that the California State System would be free for anyone to attend as well as all Junior Colleges in the the state. The Junior College System could be part of the Cal State system. One big happy family with your first two years spent at a JC and your final two spent at one of the fine Cal State Universities.

The system could also include trade schools because, let’s face it, not everyone is cut out to go to a university. I wasn’t, so I didn’t go to a university. I went to a trade schools that taught me nothing and was expensive. I don’t recommend doing that.

Perhaps you go right to grade school, perhaps you do two years at a JC then choose to go to trade school or on to university. Doesn’t matter. The point is we’d have a better educated population with choice. There are plenty of kids with the means, like me, that fail at the Junior College level, but would do perfectly fine in a trade school. It also means that those bright, talented, folks without the means can get a proper education and go on to do the things they always dreamed of.

Again, a better educated America is great America.

Money out of Politics

In particular there are a couple things I’d like to see.

1 All candidates are funded by the State or Federal Government 2 No more Lobbyists. Zero, zilch, nada

My hope with point number one is to remove the rich and powerful from the picture. Every candidate is given a pool of resources to run their campaign and equal television and other media resource time. No extra resources allowed.

Level playing field.

As for point number two. I’d love to see Senators and Representatives actually represent their constituency, not be influenced by rich and powerful corporations.

Strict Gun Ownership Regulations

I’ve written about this before, but I’d love to see tighter restrictions and regulation around gun ownership, like; a national registration database, training, and licensing.

That’s it

If those little beliefs make me a “Radical Lefty”, then I’m a Radical Lefty.

I’m sure I’ll think of other things I should’ve written about here and missed. I’ll save them for another post.

I’ll finish by saying I believe in people, I don’t want to control them.