Take the money out of politics?I happened to see some footage on PBS yesterday of the General Assembly debating amendments to the ethics legislation. Specifically, it was the Senate debating whether or not to have public financing of political campaigns.
Either the Democrats think that we are just that stupid, or they themselves are intellectually challenged. They all were fond of saying on the Senate floor how we should "take the money out of politics." They aren't taking money out of politics, however, just putting public money in, and giving the same people who have shown an unbelievable lack of responsibility with taxpayer dollars yet another excuse to waste even more of our money.
Seeing and hearing Democrats discuss ethics and the morality of the campaign process is providing a week's worth of humor in my office.
Surely they understand that if the state can fully finance a political campaign, the state also has precident to fully regulate that campaign, right down to what can be said?
Perhaps this is really another back door into finding ways to shut people up who "cause trouble," namely the opponents of Democratic domination in Tennessee