Originally Posted by patteeu
Yes, I understand your anti-Jeffersonian view. It's pretty un-American.
If Bill Gates decided that he wanted to open a newspaper and do all the writing himself, including writing about his pet political causes. Would you want to shut his paper down during election season or would you recognize that as a free speech issue?
I would consider controlling what's in the media is a free speech issue for sure, however that's not what I'm talking about. I am saying that one mans voice shouldn't be drowned out by a guy who's yelling louder.
Furthermore, this pining for the founding fathers and the way they run elections is entertaining. First the machine was really simple because white male protestant property owners got to participate and Second it's a little more evolved then that now.