Friday, May 2, 2014

Campaign Reform

At the outset, let us all be realistic and admit that very few politicians seek serious Campaign Finance Reform. The incumbents have such a distinct advantage to an unknown challenger that those in power have every incentive to maintain the current system. So what is all this commotion about a 'so called' reform? Well, as most efforts for renovation, the design of the fundamental foundation is ignored and the facade is only altered. McCain-Fiengold has been discussed at length, with most of the criticism that it will restrict Free Speech, and therefore, will be struck down as unconstitutional. Critiquing this bill is useless since this proposal is not a thoughtful attempt for real reform. It strictly distorts the debate and creates a reason to oppose an earnest change in a system that everyone knows is flawed. 

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