As a long-time pupil of and believer in democracy, I’m baffled by what appears to be the indifference of our individuals to the concept of people financing themselves in politics. It appears to me that it trivializes the entire technique of public elections to permit any particular person to spend huge quantities of private wealth on costly TV time and printed materials with the intention of reaching voters to win an election, though Virginia legislation permits it, a lot to my dismay.
Specifically, I’m involved about Virginia’s present governor’s election. Glenn Youngkin, the Republican candidate, had raised practically $16 million for his marketing campaign by Might 31, $12 million of that in loans from himself. Youngkin’s marketing campaign mentioned he hopes to lift $75 million for his marketing campaign however has not specified how a lot of that may come from his personal checking account.
I consider my vote is price greater than any amount of cash will purchase, and that the governorship of our beloved commonwealth is just not on the market.
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