Letter: Permanent fundraisers

Sunday, March 19, 2017
Permanent fundraisers

Thank you, Steve Metzger, for your letter “The real fraud” (Monitor Forum, March 11). It strikes me as funny that the gun lobby is terrified that the government will keep track of who owns guns because “that is how they will know exactly who is packing,” yet this bill would begin to break down the privacy that comes in voting in a democracy.

Giving the political parties the right to “private organization” status was ridiculous because one of the reasons why civic organizations have that right is because they provide a public service for the public good. Especially is recent years, it is obvious that neither party is interested in serving the public good so much as it serves as a permanent fundraiser with little time left over to seek out qualified electable candidates.