Sacramento, San Joaquin County, CA November 7, 2000 Election
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Solving problems through free enterprise is the better way.

By Carole Brow

Candidate for State Senator; District 5

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Let's allow the market work to prevent urban sprawl, protect farmlands and our agricultural economy, alleviate traffic congestions, and make our communities better places to live. Let's get government out of the business of education by enabling private education to flourish and compete through excellence.
When I say that government is the problem, not the solution, I am not disparaging government employees. They are hard working, public-spirited individuals. I know because I was one for 23 years.

My point is that solving problems through free enterprise is the better way.

  • Regarding urban sprawl let me just say this: one definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing while expecting different results. We need to stop doing the same thing.

We could, for example, sell state highways to private companies who would turn them into toll-roads: that would increase the incentive to build cities inward rather than out.

Let's allow the market do the work.

  • Education is California's most important issue. By any measure, it is an abysmal situation.

We need schools to have incentives to produce results. And we need to allow parents to choose where their children go to school and what they are taught.

If I am elected, I will introduce legislation making Charter Schools universally available and instituting school vouchers to give parents real choice. I will work to abolish government intervention in education and--by abolishing taxes that pay for educational programs--ensure that individuals keep a larger share of their wealth to use for education of themselves and their children.

I thank you for your vote.

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