Brief Commentary on the Supreme Court Campaign Finance Decision

My mother, Phyllis Frakt, sent me the following commentary on the Supreme Court’s campaign finance decision. It’s such brief commentary it feels more like a Twitter op-ed than a blog post.

“The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.” ~ French novelist Anatole France (1844 – 1924), The Red Lily, 1894, chapter 7

Now we also have the reverse: the law, in its majestic equality, allows the poor as well as the rich to bankroll candidates, to buy elections, and to overwhelm legislative agendas.

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