Let us solve the problem of money in politics with…. more money in politics

When I received this email, which I consider as akin to spam, from a group known as “End Citizens United” I was more than a little disgusted.

This organization keeps asking me for money and to fill out forms on-line that they have produced. But for me, or for you, people with real experience, perhaps more experience than the people writing these mailings, there is no way to participate. The entire process is a dictatorship. What American politics needs is a way for ordinary people, or specialists, to participate in the decision-making process of the political campaign. There is no such option available.

 

 

Jeb Bush SuperPAC Smashes Record: Raises Over $1OO Million

The 2016 Election will be unlike any before in the history of the United States.

Jeb Bush’s SuperPAC just released a truly disturbing number: they’ve already raised more than $1OO million. It’s never been done this early.

Right-wing groups are going to spend hundred of millions of dollars to buy this election. We’re determined to do all we can to fight back — but first, we need your help and your voice.

Emanuel, will you take 1 minute to take our 2016 Election Survey?

http://act.endcitizensunited.org/2016-survey

Thank you!

-EndCitizensUnited.org

 

But, above all, I was reminded of the famous phrase of Albert Einstein,

 

“We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them”

 

Oddly, it appears many Americans think that they can respond to the domination of money in the political process by simply giving more money to good candidates. But the  remains assumption  that politics is just about money. This note from “End Citizens United” offers us no way to communicate with them, no way to offer our opinion, no way to participate in some form of democratic practice. If that is the case, then we are not any closer to the solution of the problem. Unless we assume that putting some friendly dictator in place will be the solution. We have seen this flaw in the campaign of Bernie Sanders, a campaign that also offers some sort of transparency and accountability, but insists that the only thing the citizen can do is to donate money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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