Campaign Finance Reform, the Key to Ending Greed in Politics: Brogan

I often wonder if other folks are as tired as I am of the unending back and forth in all levels of American Politics. Then, I ask myself a very simple and seemingly important question and that question is this, what might stop or at best moderate this nonsense?

The answer again and again comes back to me through my own experience and for that matter most folks experience in life with the knowledge that to much of anything is no good for us. So, why not have campaign finance reform, and term limits. It’s really a silly question in this age of computers and technology in which all of us can ascertain the truth – if we choose to.

The answer is greed, and power lust, and if I want to be perfectly honest I doubt I’d want to surrender the exclusivity of their positions from local council person to U.S. Senate. We all cherish EGO pampering, but as a great philosopher once said EGO can stand for Edge God Out, and then where are we in terms of humble service, for it has also been said a politician worries about the next election, a true statesman worries about the next generation.

Perhaps, limiting monetary gain, and time to achieve a laudable legacy might aid the creation of statesman rather than greedy and power hungry politicians. Real campaign finance reform would be a good start.

John A. Brogan, Sr.

John A. Brogan, Sr. is a licensed addiction counselor and former lieutenant of the Ocean County Sheriff's Department. Brogan has also served as an adjunct professor at Ocean County College, teaching classes in sociology and addiction counseling.

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4 Responses

  1. Mac says:

    Nice thought, but it will never happen for several reasons, some of which are good reasons not to change the system outright. I’m more for returning to basics.

    The quickest and easiest way to obtain quality leadership in America again is to eliminate the benefits and perks that are currently unnecessarily attached to every elected local, county, and state position. These are almost all part-time positions, including state Assembly and Senate members (part-time Board of Directors for a $32 billion plus annual enterprise. Brilliant!)

    Why do we gift these positions with full-time employment family benefits for part-time mentality services? The people wallowing in these benefits may put in anywhere from five or six hours of MUA meetings per year to perhaps a handful of combined official service activities that add up to a few hours per month, at best. And as a happy citizen taxpayer bonus, eliminating this useless practice of wasted taxpayer bucks would knock a couple of billion bucks off taxpayer annual expenses alone.

    To me, these benefits successfully attract the low level opportunists of our society that will do whatever they are told to do by the powers to be if they want to continue being subsidized by the taxpayers for family protections they can’t afford themselves, like most of the rest of us. There certainly isn’t much leadership potential available from such a group of lifetime kneepads, as we have unfortunately witnessed for the past few decades, especially in Ocean County.

    It’s time to return some quality to government. We need to return to the practice of elected folks interested in making a name for themselves with substance of their own making instead of continuing to accept yesterday’s news of sorry excuses desperate to keep their family benefits that are mercifully paid for them by others. Legitimate go-getters with ability grow too fast to stay in the same position for life, regardless of the position. That’s because they possess the vision for a better future for both them and us, and don’t have the time or the need to bask for life in the chair of someone else’s accomplishments.

    • #AmnestyDonisaCon says:

      You can not fix the stupidity of the voters from the local level to the White House after all the President is a lying con man who by paying 25 mil to settle the Trump U Fraud case is a Fraud
      Can the King of Lacey the do nothing Sen on Lacey rd and the tax cheat Happy Gilmore make a call to Trenton and get Manchester Ave and Rt 9 paved?

  2. Mercy Otis Warren says:

    All you need for decent governance is virtuous citizens that operate under a sound set of moral principles. We do not have that here any more. The US is a rudderless society, which is no longer anchored to its history, its traditional cultural norms, nor a sound set of moral principles. Without those things, all the legislation in the world is bound to fail. The disease is in our souls; the government is merely a reflection of that morbidity.

  3. NarcoTerrorist says:

    narCAN..follow the money 💰

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