Without deigning to mention me by name, Chris Fitzsimon (his own paycheck coming courtesy of "big political dollars") questions my (classical) liberal opposition to public campaign financing:
A recent letter to the editor by a staff member [Max Borders] of a conservative group [Civitas institute] complained that public financing “sacrifices free expression” and “merely trades one evil for another” after admitting that “no one likes the influence of special interest on government.” If no one likes it, then why do we tolerate it?
Here is your answer, Chris: I don’t "tolerate" it. But in the same way I don’t believe that the best way to cure a disease is to treat the symptoms, I don’t believe that poisoning free expression is the best remedy for the problems of public choice and special interest influence. To blur the analogy: excessive government power in our lives and economic affairs is the disease. Less government power is the cure. Now you know. – Max Borders