The Money in Politics
by Jeff Mihalich


 


One issue which is raised by many people when talking about politics is that money is corrupting our political system. Many people express the opinion that we need limits on political donations and the ability to influence our politicians. 

I have always been against this, as I see it as a limit on free speech and our basic 1st Amendments rights. The fact is that the Federal Government has too much power and control over us.

I often pose this challenge to folks: "I'll give you $1,000 if you can name one thing the Federal Government does not have control over". I have never given away a penny.

This is the real problem with money in politics - the oligarchs in Washington DC have say over everything, and buying their influence can directly affect the success or failure of a business or issue. Combine this with the fact that most politicians are corruptible and willing to be influenced, and you have reasons to want the money out of politics.

The solution is not to limit the citizenry's ability to influence elections, but instead to limit politicians' ability to influence the lives of America's Citizens.

The excellent Columnist, Derek Hunter at Townhall.com, make this point in the article
Money In Politics