I post here and on Facebook and everywhere I can, really, about how campaign contributions and all that big money are ruining our country. They're ruining our Democracy, our democracy, our government representatives and so, their---our---legislation, our laws and our government and nation.
Proof of it? Look no further than this article from the online magazine "Cracked":
And it's here, under item number four:
#4. Legal Bribery Happens All the Time
#3. Lobbyists Are Everywhere, Operating Without Rules
I write this because first, Americans need to know what's happening in Washington and our government and then second, so we know what we need to do.
I think, deep down, and maybe even not that deeply, we know the money needs to get out of our government. Certainly we can all agree on that. The only thing that's left after that is how we do it.
And the truth is, the only way it can be done is to overturn the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision to begin and then follow that up with fighting to end campaign contributions entirely.
It can be done.
It's huge, it will take time and demand a huge fight from the people but it can be done. And it will have to come from us, from the people.
The fact is, the UK made their campaigns for government office only one month long and they did it years ago. We can do that same thing, surely.
It's the only way we'll end the big money that's buying our government. We have to get the money out.
And we have to get started.