Reprinted with permission from Creators.
Ideally, elections are about ideas.
In our dark times of money-soaked, bitterly negative campaigns, however, policy discussions are being shoved aside by raw partisanship and vitriol. This not only means that good ideas are ignored, but also that downright bad ideas can become public policy without the public knowing it.
For example, one idea floating around would snuff out your Constitutional right to free speech and assembly by putting an exorbitant fee on public protests in our nation’s Capital City. In other words, you’d still be “free” to rally for or against any issue or policy — but not for free!…