Michael Hampton just asked a very important question:
How much does it cost to rig elections so that the candidates don’t have to? How much does it cost to permanently lock third parties out of the political process? How much does it cost to ensure that only the truly corrupt get into public office? How much does it cost to lose what little remains of your freedom?
Just six dollars.
Essentially, he’s describing a federal plan to take six dollars from you in taxes in order to ensure that you have less of a choice on Election Day. He’s describing a plan which will effectively eliminate all third-party and independent campaigns. He quoted me in his final assessment of the situation. To be quite clear, I still stand strongly by that quote:
When it becomes technically illegal for oppositional political parties to run candidates for Congress, there can no longer be any claim of legitimate representation. When sizeable groups of people are no longer allowed to be represented on ballots, they will begin to represent themselves with bullets.