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Thursday, March 03, 2005

Big Money =

Legislatures are influenced by big money. No doubt about it. That's why so many of our laws are skewed toward the special interests that can support candidates for office.

A couple of states have worked out systems to level the electoral playing field, giving candidates with enough public support a real chance to win. Legislators in Maryland are proposing legislation to see that we get something similar here.

Democracy. What a neat concept.