Friday, January 29, 2010

Murray Hill Corporation running for Congress - by David

Murray Hill Corporation for Congress
Thank you Supreme Court!  Maybe now, finally, it's time for the American people to really start talking about the power of "special interests" in our democratic political system. Rest assured that Murray Hill Corp's run for political office is "fake". But let's take it as a call to action before it's too late. Right now, as it is, special interest money is so powerfully ingrained in our system that corporations, churches, professional organizations, business organizations, social clubs, and unions might as well be allowed to run for office. They already own the system.

Here's the problem. First, too many people are oblivious blobs, representing themselves as politically astute, yet beholden to news sources controlled and funded by those very same special interests. Second, still more are aware, yet feel that as long as THEIR personal special interest has a dog in the fight, everything will work out to their advantage. Third, and worse still, are those that believe their own personal special interest is NOT a special interest, while everyone else's is.

There's nothing, nada, zip, zilch, NOTHING wrong with having or being a "special interest". Every individual is his/her own special interest. Every corporation, church, professional organization, business organization, social club, and union is a collection of special interests that represent a collection of individual special interests. Fine.

So let's get special interest money out of our so-called democracy. It's time to stop the bickering and name-calling. It's time to re-establish, once and for all, that corporations, churches, professional organizations, business organizations, social clubs, and unions are not persons. It's time for voter financed (publicly financed) elections.


  1. Just a coinsidence that Murray Hill appears to be a left wing "non-profit" organization - right?

  2. No doubt! They're making a point that needs to be made. Now let's talk about special interests in our political system.