Call it regressive, call it progressive…

….or call it conservative. Call today’s message what you will….:

citizens-united“President Obama is ‘strongly considering’ signing an executive order against secret money in elections – and could announce this action as early as this week!

“This executive order is the single biggest thing the President can do on his own to fight back against Citizens United. With the stroke of a pen, he could require companies that have contracts with the federal government — which include a huge number, if not most, of America’s largest corporations — to disclose their political spending.” -People for the American Way (PFAW).

Taking elections back from big money – PACs that allow dark money to hide in secret contributions that sway voters with costly television, internet and print media campaigns – is a conservative or even a regressive (as in, returning to a former state) agenda that restores the electoral process to the people  themselves. It’s a progressive idea that restores and conserves the integrity of the Constitution.

I signed on the PFAW petition to President Obama. Constitutionally speaking, I may be right or I may be wrong to support the proposed executive order. But it seems like a no-brainer for anyone who cherishes the idea of a real democratic republic of the people, by the people, and for the people.

Thanks for coming by for two cents worth one.

-Gordon C. Stewart, Chaska, MN, Feb. 8, 2016

 

2 thoughts on “Call it regressive, call it progressive…

    • Mickey, I lean heavily in Bernie Sanders direction – both his politics (except for his votes against the Brady Bill and other important gun control legislation) and his personal integrity. I sometimes wonder whether it’s wise to call for a “political revolution” instead of framing the issue as a rock-bottom conservative position – retrieving a lost right and privilege of the people to determine our destiny. In that case the radical (the one who goes to the root of the problem) on the left is the real conservative as well as a progressive democratic Socialist.

      If I’m hearing you clearly, I agree: Unconditional agreement is never what democracy is about. It’s a respectful but vigorous debate about who we are and want to become as a people. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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