Thursday, June 2, 2016

Hinton Is A Fighter On Important Issues

Brandon Turbeville
May 31, 2016

With Napa County’s Board of Supervisor’s election drawing near, Napa County residents would do well to examine not only the stated positions of the various candidates, notably in District 2, but their track record as well. On both of these points, there is clearly one candidate that stands out among the rest - James Hinton.

Amidst the debate surrounding the position of Board Supervisor for District 2, Hinton is the only candidate who has consistently spoken out about the dangers of genetically modified food and the necessity of labeling GMOs at both the state and county level. Hinton has never been afraid to raise the issue publicly at debates, forums, and campaign events.

Just as important, Hinton has been a tireless fighter for clean food long before he was a candidate in the race for County Board of Supervisors. Hinton has been raising the issue of GMOs in prior political action for years and he has done so out of his own commitment and belief that all people should have access to healthy food. His track record is one that is clear in regards to this issue. Thus, one can easily see that Hinton’s position is longstanding and was not made for political points.

Hinton has also taken a stand on the controversial S.B. 277 “vaccine bill” in California, another issue that is most certainly not one that politicians are clamoring to comment on. On S.B.277, Hinton could have remained silent and pushed on, but he chose to take a public stand on principle and oppose the bill.

Likewise, Hinton has advocated for the adoption of an organic, local school food program in Napa County schools similar to the “Conscious Kitchen” approach of the Sausalito Marin City School District.

In addition, while other candidates in the Board of Supervisors race appear to be content with the status quo of the drug war and position of the county when it comes to medical marijuana and other cannabis policies, Hinton has publicly supported the legal use of medical marijuana and advocated an end to the drug war. Hinton has been fighting for an end to the persecution of medical marijuana growers, dispensaries, and patients before and during the campaign both as part of his political platform and as a private citizen.

Hinton has also been highly active in the defense of Hakeem Brown, a medical cannabis cultivator who was recently found not guilty in a jury trial, a court case viewed by many in the area as the harassment of a law-abiding citizen.

Hinton is also the only candidate in the Board of Supervisor’s race that supports raising the minimum wage to a living wage of $15 per hour countywide.

While Hinton’s campaign is obviously not the choice of Big Money (his campaign has been operating on a shoestring budget since the start), it is no surprise why many in Napa County view his candidacy as a breath of fresh air and a noticeable shift from standard Board of Supervisors candidate.

Despite being financially outgunned, Hinton is confident about his chances on June 7. “I think the people in Napa are ready to see a change in leadership in District 2,” he said. “People here are tired of the draconian anti-medical marijuana legislation and the deforestation agenda that’s being pushed.”

Only time will tell whether or not Hinton will be successful in his bid for Board of Supervisors, but if voters were looking for a candidate outside the status quo they certainly have the option.

Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 andvolume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 650 articles on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at)

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