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Opinion

April 19, 2014

In Your Opinion: Court ruling is death to democracy

The new Supreme Court ruling is another nail in democracy’s coffin.

Ideally — but our lawmakers will never vote for it — there should be no contributions to those seeking election, nor should individuals be allowed to use their own funds. Ideally, every viable candidate who can collect enough signatures should receive X dollars to spend on his or her campaign — not a penny more. If the pig farmer from New Jersey collects enough signatures, he too is entitled to government campaign money. Fair and equal — but we know it ain’t going to happen.

Sue Avery

Oneonta

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