The times, they are changing…


I have never gotten a chill from a political e-mail before. Politicians, yes. Speeches, yes. A fundraising e-mail? Never.

Until tonight.

(Emphasis mine.)

As we move toward the general election, the Democratic Party has to be the Party of ordinary Americans, not Washington lobbyists and special interests. We’ve unilaterally agreed to shut lobbyists out of the process, and are we’re relying on people just like you.

This is simply astounding.

This is simply amazing.

This is inspiring.

Go in any political science class, and you’ll quickly be reminded that this is a republic, not a democracy. Relying on large contributions, using money as a stand in for human speech, these things take us farther away from the democracy of our ideals. For the Democratic party – for any party – to take this massive step towards fair financing of elections is amazing. It is a brave and bold step towards becoming the country of our dreams instead of the country of our nightmares.

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