Saturday, October 23, 2010

Flood of Opaque Funding Drowning Democracy

The Citizens United decision was terrible on several levels. We're already seeing the effects of torrential special interest money cascading through this election cycle. I just want to veg out and watch an hour of television, but that means sitting through a monsoon of campaign ads full of lies, half-truths, selective interpretations, and negativity. I can't do it.

Money rules politics and government. It always has, and it always will. The system is engineered to ensure that never changes. I get it.

Thankfully, there are still a couple of folks who believe in transparency. Will Tom Perriello win? No idea. But I'm glad he's fighting the good fight.

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