January 28, 2002 – Political Contributions Have Absolutely No Impact… And Other Beltway Lies “To destroy this invisible government,” wrote Theodore Roosevelt nearly a century ago, “to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.”

Roosevelt was the driving force behind the ban on corporate donations that was enacted in 1907 — a law the current soft-money loophole makes a mockery of. Closing it won’t put an end to the “unholy alliance” at the heart of the Enron debacle. But it’s a start — and an important one.

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