The whole concept of “campaign finance reform”- limiting cash contributions to political campaigns- is complete garbage. ‚ In a free country, I should be able to spend my money however I please. ‚ If I wish to get drunk daily and ride roller coasters, I should be allowed to do so. ‚ If I wish to try to help a candidate get elected by giving him money or effort, I should be allowed to do so.
Limiting my ability to spend my money on issues I care about is a direct attack on my freedom of speech. ‚ Many people are not very eloquent and so wish to throw their weight behind someone who is well spoken that believes like they do. ‚ It also makes it much more difficult for people who work a lot of hours to have influence on the political process- effectively leaving them much less represented than other groups.
Campaign finance reform is one of the major driving factors behind the socialization of America in recent years. ‚ Businesspeople, entrepreneurs and professionals have lost the ability to use their primary tool to defend their freedoms and it is now much easier to pass senseless regulations and special interest laws than it was before.