Posted by: Ron DuBour | June 4, 2014

Radical Thoughts From a Conservative

Poesy plus Polemics

(A previously published 2007 article of mine that I periodically retrieve when election time nears. This time, I’m prompted by the April, 2014 Supreme Court decision in “McCutcheon vs. FEC” and its impact on the upcoming November elections. This is a decision that I firmly reject, despite my dyed-in-the-wool conservative credentials. The degree to which money influences American elections at every local, state and national level is deeply destructive. It is also unethical, immoral and philosophically antithetical to the principles of our constitutional republic.)

"Campaign Finance Reform" Illustration from “Campaign Finance Reform”
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Maybe my current thoughts about elections have been influenced by my move to New Hampshire, a state with a mighty proud history of feisty political independence and a genuine “citizen legislature.” Maybe it’s my nostalgic affection for the classic Jimmy Stewart film “Mr Smith Goes To Washington.” But I’ve come to conclude that I and my fellow concerned citizens are…

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  1. thank you for sharing my views with your readers

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