Getting Money Out of Politics (U.S.)

I belong to a political blog, Citizens for Truth, and I would like to invite my readers to check it out.

The purpose of the Citizens for Truth blog is to focus on the effects of money in politics, educate others about it, and keep the issue at the forefront of people’s minds even after this year’s election.  We cannot solve any of the big issues that our country faces without first dealing with the issue of money in politics.  Money in politics corrupts our democracy, influences our elections, and controls what gets done in Washington.  This excessive and unfair influence has been present for a long time, but has been exacerbated in recent years by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision and other court rulings.

Getting money out of politics is not a partisan issue, since corruption does not confine itself to one party. Making a change will be difficult because many of our elected officials at both the state and federal levels benefit from the status quo, and therefore they have no incentive to correct this problem.  We must persuade them to create laws for publicly funded elections or vote them out of office.  In order to do that, we must get a majority of Americans on board so that they are involved in the process.  This is the only way to reclaim our democracy.

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