The Debate Over Campaign Finance Regulations

Money is both the nectar and poison of the human race. This fact has never been more applicable than to modern politics. Nearly all assets to a candidate for political office, such a media advertisements, travel expenses and campaign supplies rely on fiscal support. In an age when electronic media rules supreme, money has never been more important. Today, it has become necessary for political campaigns to pour massive amounts of funding into television, Internet, radio and print ads in order to run a competitive campaign. These ads are the most prominent form of communication between a candidate and the sovereigns, and therefore, a candidate’s ability to use ads can not be inhibited. This correlation between money and politics has many unintended consequences, such as expanding the gap between fiscal classes, creating “professional” politicians, and jeopardizing the equality of the electorate. Equality is the right to be judged by only your peers, to be given a fair chance to experience life, liberty and to pursue happiness. Equality is giving the homeless as equal a voice as the w…




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