The San Luis Obispo City Council is currently considering replacing a council member who became mayor. The Tribune reported that the council will do this by appointment. The democratic process in a representative republic, which is what the San Luis Obispo City government is, requires that citizens vote for said representatives. Having council members select a representative is a violation of the representative process in such a republic.
Since government functions only with money, the best way to make a government truly democratic is to make all taxes voluntary. That way, everyone starts voting for government the day they come into the world and keeps voting until they leave, or even after death if they have an estate. Voluntary taxation means rich people cannot use the power of government to force others to help pay for what the rich want. If rich people want something such as a road to their house, they should pay the whole cost.
I know this paragraph has little to do with the first paragraph and the title, but I wanted to put in this letter anyway.
-- Gary L. Kirkland - Atascadero