Saturday, August 15, 2015

: re: The Affluent Ante Up for the Presidency

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From: barry levine 
Date: Sat, Aug 15, 2015 at 5:19 PM
Subject: re: The Affluent Ante Up for the Presidency
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To the Editor:

    In a campaign for the Republican nomination that has been full of posturing and personality but weak on substance, we are indebted--as are many of his own political rivals--to Donald Trump. In the first debate, he attested to exactly the tangible quid-pro-quo corruption that our Supreme Court opined would be needed to rule differently in re "Citizens United".
   Now that that's established, it does not require an amendment to fix our campaign finance system; SCOTUS need only acknowledge that "Citizens United" was wrongly decided based on ignorance of political reality.
   I'm not holding my breath. We should work on that amendment while we wait for our Supreme Court to wake up.
Barry Haskell Levine

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