A Thought for the Day on Money and Politics

People often assume, and wrongly so, that because the Constitution Party is a political party, we’re flushed with funds. They have the idea that anything associated with politics by nature attracts large sums of money. But in the ranks of principled, Biblically and Constitutionally oriented, patriotic political organizations, it just isn’t so. Why not? Because unlike the two establishment parties, we’re not in the business of influence peddling. We have no power or special favors to offer to unions, special interest groups, Wall Street banksters, crony capitalists or others who may be greedy for gain or who lust for power over their fellowman.

Unlike American Idol, we don’t offer fame. Unlike the lottery, we don’t offer fortune. Unlike the government welfare state, we don’t even offer a free lunch. The only thing the Constitution Party and patriots like me have to offer our fellow countrymen is liberty. That precious commodity is only obtained by those willing to pay a high price to get it. It is only profitable to those willing to take the personal responsibility necessary to prosper by it. It is only retained by those willing to exercise the vigilance necessary to keep it.

The next time you see a well funded candidate or political organization that is flushed with funds, you might ask yourself why those with the deep pockets have seen fit to give to that candidate and what they expect to gain by it.

Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens: (Exodus 18:21)

2 thoughts on “A Thought for the Day on Money and Politics

  1. Passed along on Facebook. I find it interesting that in each interview I have had with the media, I have been asked, “How much money have you raised?” In fact, one paper published my campaign financial information without fully discussing the issues, as if money was all that counted. Votes are what counts, not perpetuating power and gain for lobbyists, corporations, and the advertising industry. People talking to people and really discussing the issues would get us much better representation than falling for the propoganda we are bombarded with on a daily basis. I appreciate that the Constitution Party presidential candidate Virgil Goode, has committed to taking contributions only from individuals — not PAC’s or other entities — and he is limiting the individual donation to $200.00. Some say that is campaign suicide but I say that makes him beholden to only the voters who are choosing the principles he represents. As for my campaign, I am not taking money from PAC’s, only individual donors who reside in the state of Washington. I don’t believe that a candidate should accept donations from outside his or her district. The people of the district should support the candidate of their choice. Any other contribution would tend to make a candidate beholden to interests outside their district, in my opinion. http://www.murray4sos.org if you live in Washington State and would like to contribute to this campaign. If not, then consider donating to the Constitution Party of Washington (www.constitutionpartyofwa.com) or the national Constitution Party (www.constitutionparty.com).

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