McCutcheon: David Brooks is not just another ideologue

Published: Saturday, Apr. 5, 2014 - 8:04 pm
Last Modified: Monday, Apr. 7, 2014 - 9:15 am

Re "Congress must act to redirect the flow of campaign money" (Viewpoints, April 5): The Supreme Court's decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission was predictable. The court majority seems incapable of including real life consequences in their decision-making. At times, it seems consequences are irrelevant to their legal reasoning.

To me, that suggests the thinking of ideologues, not impartial jurists. Reading David Brooks' thoughtful column restored a very small glimmer of hope. Unintentionally, the court might have shifted more influence to the political parties, to the benefit of our democracy, as opposed to rule by an oligarchy of the very wealthy.

Informed, thoughtful analysis of public issues is a rare thing today. Although I very often disagree with Mr. Brooks' conclusions, I always appreciate his thoughtful approach to the issue at hand. I hope The Bee continues to carry his columns.

-- Paul D. Jordan, Volcano

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