Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Campaign finance reform

I get a lot of emails from groups frantic about the Citizens United decision. My solution is fairly simple, an amendment that only registered voters can contribute to political campaigns, and then, can only contribute to campaigns that they can vote for. That might need a little cleaning up, but the core idea seems both valid and doable. If you can't vote for a candidate, why should you be able to give him money that he/she can use to buy votes? In essence, contributing is a lot like voting, and should be under many of the same restrictions.