With all the recent hoopla about McCain-Feingold campaign financing and the US Supreme Court’s ruling in Citzens United v. The Federal Election Commission, I though I’d remind us all of how little money talks, if people aren’t listening. Not only does being rich not help, it can often turn the voter off.
I dispute the conventional wisdom concerning the power of unions and corporations. The Bible says the “love of money” is the root of all evil, not money itself. Money is not all-powerful, even in large amounts. Ross Perot, Steve Forbes, John Kerry, and Mitt Romney would have been our last four presidents if having lots of money demanded instant respect. Wealthy philanthropist Nelson Rockefeller thrice ran for president (1960, 1964, and 1968), failing miserably short every time, though, he eventually served as Vice-President under Gerald Ford. He is the source of the eponym “Rockefeller Republicans” (now sometimes called “Country Club Republicans). Some Republicans in the cheap seats call other Republicans these names so as to curry favor with liberals.
The Disclose Act now under consideration in Congress supposedly wouldn’t restrict giving to organizations or limit speech. If it really were harmless, why did Democrats carve out so many exceptions? You can be sure when a law includes exemptions that somebody has used previous campaign donations (or promises of more to come) to protect themselves. Having more free speech reduces corruption, not having less.
His wife also ows a business selling antique and collectible postcards on eBay since 1999. David was an activist with Operation Rescue in the early 1990s. He is a member of Trinity Presbyterian Reformed Church in Johnston, Iowa.
David suffered a stroke in 2012, but has begun to recover after almost four years of complications.To God be the Glory, I believe he is continuing a work in me, that he began when I was a child (Philippians 1:6)
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