Comment: I think what he's saying

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I think what he's saying

can be more simply put (if I'm wrong Mr PHREEDOM my apologies) like this:

The fact that campaigns need 'finance reform' is an indication that the Constitution is no longer in force. The reason elections cost so much is because politicians are doing so much that the Constitution does not allow and that power goes to the highest bidder.

If the government only did what it may legally do according to the Constitution hardly anyone would care about elections.

Campaign finance reform is a hopeless cause. Political power will attract money one way or another. It is Utopian, and dangerously deluded to think otherwise.

Power is corruption. The Ring can not be used for good. The wise understand this.

Once you understand that, you understand the only possible way to limit corruption.