The problem of PACS

The current system of PACS, the subject of today’s column, is cause for serious concern. They’re going to deal off the bottom of the deck. Because they can, thanks to their relative anonymity.

SacBee political colunmnist Dan Morain had this to say.

“In the 2012 campaign, nonprofit corporations and consultants from the left and right will hide behind outdated laws and level unfounded attacks. In the process, they will make a mockery out of what should be the world’s most open and honest democratic system. Granted, that is a quaint notion.”

It’s not quaint at all. Secrecy breeds skulduggery by special interests. It favors the Machiavellian over the earnest. It’s the Trojan Horse in which corporations, unions and other astute interests will distort democracy.

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