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Attorney General Treg Taylor and his boss are not faithfully representing Alaskans.
The federal courts recently hammered three more nails into the coffin of democracy of, by and for the people.
They’ve set aside the will of the people in favor of the will of the corporations.
Alaska’s campaign finance law is a good one. The problem is, it is not being enforced.
We all see the rich and powerful getting richer and more powerful.
My grandson, in sixth grade, does faithfully attend on Zoom, but feels lost, confused and abandoned.
How do you imagine that ranked choice voting, open primaries, transparency and overturning Citizens United are enemies of choice?
When the 40% federal tax cut for corporations went through in 2017, the argument was that it would increase investment and economic growth for all. Did that happen? No.
Campaigns will be more civil, because candidates know that they can’t afford to alienate voters whose first choice was someone else.
If corporations want to be “people”, let them take the same $1,200 pandemic relief checks the rest of us get.
For the past eight years, APOC has allowed huge contributions to Alaska political action groups. That needs to stop.
To defend our law, we need a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution saying the court majority was wrong: Money is not protected speech. Corporations are not people.
Unless we overturn the effects of Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions, the power of money will keep us on the road to oligarchy.
Take the big money and dark money out of our politics, and make clear that corporations have no claim to individual rights.
Scott Hawkins' argument against taxes ignores most Alaskans' economic reality, serves special interests.