In his column on Oct. 19, Kerry Drake concludes that “dark money” is the root all evil. He quotes Al Simpson: “Corporations are not people, and therefore should not have the right to spend an unlimited glut of money to influence our elections.”
As I have said before, I agree that corporations are not people, but as long as we give them that status by taxing them, then we cannot restrict them from spending money to influence elections. We can’t have it both ways.
The real “dark money” is coming from George Soros and others like him. But do we have the right to tell people how to spend their money?
With reference to Gary Scott’s letter of the same date, I would remind him of Tom DeLay’s comment about taking the middle road. Mr. DeLay said, “The only thing we find in the middle of the road is a dead skunk!”