Gail Lightfoot 
Member since Mar 15, 2018


Retired Nurse [RN, PHN], Libertarian - LP Charter member[1972], County Central Cmt Leader, State/Congressional and local candidate [1984-2018]. Three [3] children, six [6] grandchildren and… More »

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Updated on June 3, 2018 at 4:24 PM

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Re: “The first step

If there were fewer regulations such as adult supervision of adults, more organizations might be willing to host the homeless more often.
One church came up with a way around the 'rules/ by holding church services all night long with communion [bread and milk?], blankets, etc for those who dozed off during the srermons.
Think about it.
Why do we need permission to invite guests into our buildings?
gail lightfoot

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Posted by Gail Lightfoot on 11/29/2018 at 11:56 AM

Re: “More than words

Thank you for saying organizing charities!
Private charity is fullfilling to those who participate and much more succesfull overall.
There is always a need to meet so add 'charity' to your budget and help as much as the budget permits!
No money, give time!

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Posted by Gail Lightfoot on 11/23/2018 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Tricky politics

If you think for y ourself and toss the mailers into the trash, they have no impact.
I don't read or listen to political ads. It is simply a way to buy votes. Ignore them and vote for the candidates who don't spend money trying to buy your vote. There is always someone new to the process who relies on a personal campaign you can support.

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Posted by Gail Lightfoot on 11/03/2018 at 11:28 AM

Re: “One vote is all it takes

Every Vote counts so Vote and Vote your conscience like Amy did when she first voted. I cast my fisrt vote
for Eisenhower when I turned 18. Now I consistantly Vote Libertarian! because, for me, Liberty is the issue.
So, I simply decide if a candidate or an initiative [Proposition] gives individuals more or less personal freedom and vote accordingly.
Other have other values. So be it.
I hope over time the majority will turn to the wise teachings of our Founders and Framers who only too well understood the benefits of the King's largese came at a high price in personal freedom.

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Posted by Gail Lightfoot on 11/03/2018 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Is homelessness a crime?

" "Rather than putting so much energy into trying to thread the constitutional needle ... why not put that effort into actually trying to solve the problem of homelessness?""
Exactly! It is possible to share the wealth of living on the central coast.
Instead of destroying homeless camps, set up locations and allow the residents to remain with certain cleanliness rules. Provide Port-a-Potties and bring in the shower and laundry facilities or assist with transport to same.
We can be kind to our neighbors and those less fortunate, if we truly love one another.

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Posted by Gail Lightfoot on 11/03/2018 at 11:13 AM

Re: “We need to address our disparities before it's too late

What Emily says is all true but the boiling water is the loss of our Liberties that stifles innovation and economc growth. If our government would get out of the way, more prosperity would be shared by all. Fredom survays sown the freest countries have the most vibrant economies. Citizens of Norway, Sweden and Denmark are proud of thei free market economies. Just ask th em.
Prior to government medical programs, private medical insurance was to cover high cost procedures, not every day visits to your MD. Clinics and county hospitals cared for the poor. It is the governement programs that closed the public hospitals and clinics and volunteer MDs to oversee the staff.
It is the high cost of meeting safety regulations that sent companiers overseas to bring back cheap goods we so willingly buy.
It is our young people willing and proud to 'protect America', not realizing that protection comes at a high price in stability around the world. Less interference in other countries would decrease the need to interfere at all.
Yes, we could have all those government solutions.
We could also have the freedom to innovate and provide for all our needs via a free market.
I vote for Liberty!

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Posted by Gail Lightfoot on 11/03/2018 at 10:58 AM

Re: “AG mayor received warning letter over past Brisco Road votes

If FPPC rules made any sense, they would be easy to follow. Instead, elected officials and candidates
must check before acting, thereby creating an increasing need for experts in Sacramento to handle request for advice in following the FPPC's complex and unwiedly rules and reports.
Those reports harder for an accountant to understand than the average person because there is no relationship to ordinary financial reports. It is not the money they care about, it is who working for whom.
Mistakes are so common, corrections frequently require resubmitting several reports and a new 'profession' of FPPC experts add to the cost of seeking or holding office in California.
A simple solution would be for candidates and elected officials to place their donor records on their web sites for all to see.
Voters would, of course, have to look for themselves instead of having an agency with state employees reviewing and fining for them. Fines and reports are not seen by the votes unless or until someone seeking to tarnish someone's reputation makes them public.

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Posted by Gail Lightfoot on 11/03/2018 at 10:43 AM

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