Money dominates this election
Over the years, conservative Republicans criticized Democrats for proposing more money for needed education and social programs by saying, “Just throwing money at the problems doesn’t solve them."
Yet, Republicans and the conservative majority on the Supreme Court, who gave us Citizens United, are all-for throwing unlimited millions of dollars into defeating their political foes running to serve the people via government.
It is ironic the more money we throw into political campaigns, the more corrupt politicians, corrupt government, and corrupt society we get in return. Money cannot buy honesty, integrity, compassion, love of neighbor, community and generosity. Too often it is used to help elect dishonest, uncaring, selfish politicians who are in politics for themselves and the special interests they represent. “Common good” is not part of their vocabulary or active involvement.
As long as insane, unlimited money in politics is the rule, inharmonious discord (gridlock) in Congress will be the result.
Paul L. Whiteley Sr., Louisville
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