I have been called to the telephone to hear a recorded campaign promotion. This is the obnoxious telemarketer virus contaminating American elections.
I protest. I was bombarded with claims of reasons for voting for a candidate, with non-stop rhetoric. Efforts to ask questions were futile.
Such procedure violates the spirit of people's right to choose with information about the candidates. Only those with available funds can afford radio or TV ads. We have watched what money's powers have been doing to our elections. If we are going to retrieve any freedom, we have to stop yielding to the power of money.
Any promotion of a candidate must be accompanied by equal time for other candidates for the same position. We have experienced presidential elections with six qualified candidates ignored and publicity given only to Democrats and Republicans. We have experienced presidential elections controlled by money. Voters have become cynical and stayed away from voting. That only increases the power of big money to control our government.