Democracy Is Not Possible Where Foreign Powers Can Back Candidates: Ron Paul, the U.S., & Ukraine

Notice that this 2010 Democrat ad accuses the GOP of taking foreign money. That is supposed to be illegal. Even if there might be some way get such funding despite election law, it is self-evidently wrong. Foreign powers are not supposed to be infiltrating our elections. The attack was hypocritical, since the Center for American Progress, who launched the ad, was itself receiving foreign money according to The Nation. But the hypocrisy shows that we all acknowledge the ethical principle. Read more […]