Dear Editor ,
I read “Council should avoid Citizens United” (staff editorial, TW 11/23). I agree on your stance about Arizona and some other state issues; however, I feel it is most important Tacoma City Council cannot have its hands tied by not being able to address issues important to the citizens of Tacoma. We must not make them myopic and unaware of trends and matters that could or do affect us now or in the future. I applaud the council for keeping aware of all issues affecting our citizens and issues that could affect us, in order that we can start thinking what is right and what is wrong, in advance of entertainment news, which is about 99 percent nonsense and non-factual. Folks must support issues and an uninformed electorate is democracy lost. I am a supporter of newsprint, as good factual news will keep us a free people. Regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission: This decision has been described by most all Republican and Democrat lawyers to be unconstitutional. No one, except big money union bosses, who get to spend more of the member dues and travel more, and of course our do nothing Legislature in Washington agree this is a monumental decision. Our legislators have spent a year collecting money from lobbyists, traveling to announce their positions and line up their parties in their states, while not doing a darn thing to solve this nation’s problems. It is in fact a monumental blunder by the Supreme Court that should be reversed.
Tom W. Davis