Money & Politics
By Katie Nepton, Michigan Senate candidate (Dist. 24)
Editor's note: This article concerns a Libertarian candidate who was nominated through the primary system. The Michigan Libertarian provides fair coverage of any duly nominated candidate without endorsement of the candidate's views.
August 7, 2018 was the Michigan primary election, and across all of the elections that took place, one election in particular showed it was possible for corruption and greed to be removed from the political stage. My campaign for Michigan State Senate in District 24 is proudly not accepting campaign donations from anyone. I don't need money, what I need is votes.
In my race for State Senate there was a contested Republican primary and an uncontested Democrat; each of these three candidates raised hundreds of thousands of dollars, which is money that could have otherwise been spent within our community; to our local businesses, to our neighbors. That money could have repaired parks, helped churches, and promoted growth ... instead it pulls the community apart, pitting neighbor against neighbor, and the election has only just gotten started.
Communities need funds, politicians do not
We need to change the way the system works. And the ONLY way to do that is to vote for integrity. Use your voice to promote and vote for candidates who will keep money out of politics. I want people to decide for themselves how the world around us should be framed. Whether something is legal or illegal or legal with restrictions should be decided by the people who will be held to the laws.
We can have a better community and we can have a better world; we simply need to choose it.
Candidate for State Senate District 24
Happily refusing your money & accepting your support