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Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Democrats for Citizens United
photo of Chelsea Clinton (Ali Shaker/VOA)
One of the democratic platform issues is the repeal of the
Citizen’s United verdict which allows for uncontrolled campaign
spending by super PACs. In other words those with bucks continue to have undo influence. But
shouldn’t we be thankful for the super PACs which have produced all these
exemplary children. No one likes the candidates in this election, but everyone
is talking about the children. And it’s apparent that one great way to produce
wonderful children is to be a presidential hopeful.Even though it’s clear Trump, who has
been using his own dough, is not dependent on super PACs, he's one of many candidates notable for his great kids. You have the two
Obama girls, Chelsea, Ivanka, Tiffany, the Trump boys and going further back Ron Reagan and Caroline Kennedy. Even Dr. Spock, a noted liberal, who’s Babyand Child Care is still a bible of child raising and a noted liberal, might
have given his blessing to Citizen’s United. Let’s imagine that we expand
rather than diminish the power of the super PACs. The result will be that more
and more people will run for president. The problems of dysfunctional families,
which include but are not limited to divorce and drug and alcohol addiction,
will all disappear. A family with a parent running for president is more likely
to produce focused and well-adjusted kids, who thrive in school and later in
Francis Levy's debut novel, Erotomania: A Romance, was released in August 2008 by Two Dollar Radio.
His short stories, criticism, humor, and poetry have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, The Village Voice, The East Hampton Star, The Quarterly, Penthouse, Architectural Digest, TV Guide, The Journal of Irreproducible Results, and other publications. One of his Voice humor pieces was anthologized in The Big Book of New American Humor (HarperCollins). He is presently the Co-Director of The Philoctetes Center for the Multidisciplinary Study of Imagination (philoctetes.org), where he supervises roundtable discussions on topics as varied as “The Psychology of the Modern Nation State” and “Modern Traffic Theory, Behavior, and Imagination”.