The Weekly Sedition

Sunday, 20 January 2008

Public Campaign Financing? (Letter to the Editor)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — weeklysedition @ 8:25 PM

I took note of Steven
Robert Allen’s op-ed piece
in yesterday’s edition (14 January
2008 — MWB) of the Journal, and as a Libertarian, I must object to the
idea of publicly-financed political campaigns. why would I object, you
ask? Simply because this sets up the system for the members of the
public to be taxed to subsidize candidates that they wouldn’t
ordinarily touch with a ten-foot pole. Apparently the Governor’s
“Ethical Reform” Task Force supports this folly. There is no way that I
as a member of the Libertarian Party can sign off on this in good
conscience. To the black and hispanic voters of New Mexico, and those
who invoke the memory of Martin Luther King to support their
“progressive” causes, I ask you — do you support being taxed to
possibly provide funds to the Ku Klux Kandidate?


Mike Blessing,
Chair, Bernalillo County Libertarian Party

Printed in the 20 January 2008 edition of the Albuquerque Journal

Public
Campaign Financing the Klan?

AS A LIBERTARIAN, I must object to the idea of publicly-financed
political campaigns . . . simply because this sets up the system for
the public to be taxed to subsidize candidates they wouldn’t ordinarily
touch with a 10-foot pole.
Apparently the governor’s ethics-reform task force supports this folly.

To the black and Hispanic voters of New Mexico, and those who invoke
the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to support their
“progressive” causes, I ask you: Do you support being taxed to possibly
provide funds to the Ku Klux
Kandidate?

MIKE BLESSING
Chairman, Bernalillo County Libertarian Party, Albuquerque

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