In my recent post about the capture of the Obama Administration by the financial services lobby, I said it was irrelevant whether they were deliberately looking to line the pockets of the banking industry. This is an important point as you decide whether to donate campaign money, how or whether to vote, and who to elect to office in all the upcoming elections.
In our democracy, the ballot box is where you get to act as jury. Campaign contributions is where you get to be the judge. You can convict any incumbent politician of misusing public trust and yielding to monied special interests by withholding your money and voting the individual out of office.
So when you make these decisions, always keep this in mind:
To convict, you don’t need to prove intent, you just need to prove motive.