Democrats have a big decision Saturday when they will caucus to determine their presidential candidate preference. Republicans will determine theirs in the May 24 presidential preference primary.
To those who think that one candidate has all the answers, ask how he/she will keep international corporations from going out of the country for huge profits. Benjamin Franklin distrusted the earliest forms of “corporations” (Hudson Bay Company), and worried they would not consider “the public good.” This is the question of our time.
Recently, I heard a review of a book, “Dark Money,” written by Jane Mayer. It focuses mainly on the Koch brothers, who plan to donate close to $900 million to put people in office on whom they can count to support issues affecting their many companies.
The interviewer asked Mayer, who never gained the permission to interview the Koch brothers, what kind of world they envisioned by their very libertarian views of small government and few regulations. I, too, wonder just what they would say.
Personally, I don’t want to return to the Wild West days where everyone is on their own and the public good is not valued. So whatever you think, try to attend your caucus or fill out your primary ballot and make your views known.