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Poltical Action Committees in some form or another have existed since the beginning of our republic. Jefferson and others were concerned about the influence of money on government from the outset. The influence of wealth on the process has become more of an issue with the advent of mass media (television and the Internet are but two examples). I am also very concerned about our continued lack of instruction to voters about how the system works, what are its component parts and what their appropriate roles are according to the Constitution.
The best informed voters (in terms of how our government is structured and what the parts should do) are new Americans because they must take a citizenship exam.That is why they know that the recently passed Arizona statute regarding law enforcement folks pulling over someone they suspect is an illegal immigrant is unconstitutional.
Wealth will continue to have undue influence if the latest Supreme Court ruling regarding campaign financing is any indication.
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