Vote Rozzo

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Gubernatorial Funding Debate

Costantino Rozzo Chair: Socialist Party of New Jersey

I state that I find this system fundamentally flawed. Where as this system creates a winner take all system of funding, it has a negative effect on Alternative Party Candidates, and especially Alternative Party candidates with out resources. Giving the designated winners in the Democratic and Republican parties unfair advantages. And Alternative Party’s and Independents with privilege and even great advantage over disadvantaged candidates. This creates an unfair winner take all campaign for election.

The system is implicitly and explicitly corrupt. Implicitly because of unfair advantages privilege candidates have. This creates censorship and suppression taking away the ability to reach the people in a fair an equitable basis.
It is explicitly corrupt because many candidates will have to sell themselves to the special interest to raise funds. This means a Candidate will no longer have fidelity to the people, but those who invest in them.
One candidate must do it their way and get money and votes.
If not, the money and votes disappear.
All Candidate Finding in New Jersey operates the same way. It incites corruption, creates unfair advantages,
Censors and suppresses Disadvantaged candidates.
In essence to create a better Democracy we should be serious about our approach to Democracy, which we are not.
In a real Democracy fairness and equality are key. All people can make a choice based on fairness. That fairness comes when ALL candidates get equal funding regardless of previously raised campaign funds.
The Gubernatorial Campaign Funding initiative should be a Gubernatorial Fair Election Funding initiative
Where all candidates benefit.
As far as Pay for Play goes, that is another manner of legalized corruption and a source of candidate purchasing/ Political prostitution seems to be the order of the day in New Jersey. The system must be changed for fairness and equity.

Thank You