Campaign donations should be publicized

A recent book, “Can it Happen Here?,” has an essay by Yale Law professor Jack Balkin, who reminded me of what we obscure in our “nonpartisan” elections. “The central goal of the Republican agenda,” Balkin writes, ” . . . is to deliver benefits to the donor class.” Republicans have “no scruples about acting in an entirely shameless manner, as long as the interests of its masters are well served.”

For Hawaii, this applies to Democrats as well as Republicans.

Campaign donations should be publicized so we can see which candidates are supported by the donor class and which ones are free of such loyalty.

Mark Sheehan

Haiku

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