WSJ Letter of the Day: Citizens United

Public Finance Means Government Control

Public Citizen President Robert Weissman’s Jan. 17 letter protests Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and calls instead for “public financing for public elections.” This is a seductively worded call for the end of liberty and self-rule.

Do we want sitting federal government administrators to decide who may vie for elected office and what they can spend? I’ve seen this movie in Russia, China and Iran and throughout the most oppressive chapters of human history. No thanks.

David Paul Andrukonis

Arlington, Va.

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