The filled to capacity San Francisco SVN (South Van Ness) hall was devoted to Bernie Sanders' education plank that mandates national free education, from pre school to graduate school. He spoke about what education costs in several other advanced countries – zero; of what it used to cost in New York and California fifty years ago - zero. He asked why the wealthiest country in the world could not do it now.
Young people told of their debilitating struggles to fund their college education. To huge applause, Bernie demanded the elimination of student debt.
No other candidate had addressed the public during the
days of meetings in San Francisco and also during
which the party's Perez-Biden establishment defeated pro
Unlike the other candidates, Joe Biden did not even come to town.
Also at the event were activists for a cause not getting much attention. This is the devastation inflicted on the lives of former inmates and their families; on those who have been through the criminal "justice" system.
This is the All Of Us Or None project, whose demands include "ban the box", the "have you ever been arrested" check box on employment applications, a virtual guarantee of rejection..
In politics, honesty is hard to define. But in Justice Potter Stewart's famous phrase "you know it when you see it". So it is with Bernie.