We need to stamp money out of politics. (Oh, if it were as easy as writing those words.)
I don’t think I’ve heard a single Republican or Democrat not want to do that.
Our government is corrupted by the large donors wanting influence within the government, and getting it — rich individuals, corporations, unions, all wanting an advantage in something that affects them.
Money in politics is comparable to Gerrymandering.
Politicians who are afraid of fair competition and the power of their own beliefs and ideology feel they must manipulate the system to eliminate any rival beliefs and ideology.
The same is true of money in politics; the politicians (both Republican and Democrat) feel that dollars are vital to their election or reelection, they pander to these entities.
There are fledgling movements working to get the money out of politics, but it will be a momentous task that will take years to accomplish.
Patience and dedication to the cause is vital. The only sure way to stamp money out of politics is a constitutional amendment.
One such group is “Move to Amend,” whose amendment states, “Artificial entities such as corporations do not have constitutional rights, that the rights protected by the Constitution of the United States are the rights of natural persons only” and “money is not free speech, and that the judiciary shall not construe the spending of money to influence elections to be speech under the First Amendment.”
The Citizens United ruling by the Supreme Court created both problems, and must be corrected.
If you agree with the above please help. It will be a long, hard slog.