Campaign Spending Limits Michael Karath

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Published: October 3rd 2012

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Campaign Spending Limits  by  Michael Karath

Campaign Spending Limits by Michael Karath
October 3rd 2012 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 249 pages | ISBN: | 4.18 Mb

Author Michael Karath has worked in politics, government, and journalism for over 20 years and earned a master’s degree in government studies at Harvard University. His book, “Campaign Spending Limits – The Case for Closing the Constitution’sMoreAuthor Michael Karath has worked in politics, government, and journalism for over 20 years and earned a master’s degree in government studies at Harvard University. His book, “Campaign Spending Limits – The Case for Closing the Constitution’s Loophole That Allows Wealthy Interests to Buy America’s Elections, Laws, and Politicians, is believed to be the first book written that focuses on the primary importance of passing a constitutional amendment to RESTORE campaign spending limits to clean up Americas corrupt political system.Campaign spending limits was once the law of the land in America.By 1974, the Watergate scandal spurred 34 states and eventually a Democratic Congress and Republican president to pass spending caps to curb political corruption.

But the Supreme Court killed those laws in 1976 before they had a chance to work. The justices ruled that money equals speech, and that any attempt to limit candidate spending violated the First Amendment’s right to free speech.Unlimited candidate spending, however, corrupts the political system because America’s election history has shown that those with the most money have a near guarantee of victory.

In other words, political cash = political power. And in the quest to attain this precious money advantage to overwhelm and intimidate competitors, candidates naturally seek out those who routinely donate the largest sums. Unfortunately, many of those donors just happen to represent corporations, unions, and trade associations—the very entities whose interests the politicians must sit in judgment of once elected. This “money incentive” to amass political power combined with the politicians’ subservient dependency on special interests corrupt the very foundation of the system—that politicians are assumed to be independent and impartial judges when conducting the people’s business.It is a fatal conflict of interest.Given the Court’s hostility toward campaign reform laws, as witnessed by its 2010 Citizens United ruling, the only reasonable way to instill integrity into America’s democratic process is to pass a constitutional amendment to overrule the Court and restore the people’s right to institute campaign spending limits.

Only then will political decisions reflect the public’s consensus and will and not those of a tiny, wealthy minority.



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