Please do not allow Quentin Kopp to be denied his say. I always look forward to his column in your paper.
Editor: I’m writing in response to Quentin Kopp’s column in the May issue “Equity Does Not Mean Equality.” In it, Mr. Kopp refers to Webster’s Dictionary to define “equity” in a way […]
The language destroyers decry “equality,” as in “equality of opportunity” (long an American virtue), replacing it with “equity,” which means a result, not simply opportunity.
Such capriciousness by the School Board invites recapitulation of events leading to the 1971 San Francisco Charter amendment changing mayoral appointment of seven members to electing citywide all members. I plead guilty.
Since San Francisco’s public schools have been closed for one year already, why doesn’t the San Francisco Unified School District refund taxpayers their money?
Whether or not another impeachment of the lying, cheating, draft-dodging Donald Trump is inarguably warranted, its mootness reassures more antics by the one-time television performer who borrows money and doesn’t repay it.
As is generally true of conservatives who have one finger in the pot of fiscal probity, Quentin Kopp gets some things right and others wrong.
City officials have treated taxpayers’ dollars as their own slush funds, distributing public works contracts to cronies and other corrupt persons, disregarding solemn ethical duties to use public resources for San Francisco residents and taxpayer needs pursuant to a clear and creditable public process.
As many Americans cogitate whether President Donald Trump (who was thumped) will appear on Jan. 20 for the installation of Joseph Biden as president, we should be satisfied with a customary American national election, ignoring the pollsters and mainstream media who diminish elections.
It’s been said that you can’t fool all the people all the time, but politicians figure that once every four years is good enough.
When Quentin spoke on the Senate floor, there was well earned respected silence, and I advised legislators to listen to him on a myriad of issues because many times he was right on the button!
Some wag proclaimed: “A democracy is a system where a fellow who didn’t vote can spend the rest of the year kicking about the candidate the other fellows elected.”
Today’s identity politics in San Francisco is manifested in a bloated, physically irresponsible bureaucracy. This has been a disservice to the forgotten citizens – the taxpayers.
We must thus make use of our proper resources, educationally, and to educate ourselves further to see all sides of a question, rather than pound one-sidedness and inaccuracies into people’s minds.
Mr. Kopp has decades of experience in SF and California politics and an impeccable reputation. He is probably the most respected political veteran in San Francisco. His years of experience allow him to present a historical perspective second to none.