American democracy and the belief that we have a government of, by, and for the people has always been a pillar of freedom for the global community. Our nation was founded on the principle that the voices of the many are represented by the individuals whom we elect to political office. Although corruption in politics has always been a concern, the threats to the sanctity of our democratic process that we have today have never been greater.
- The Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling declares corporations have the same rights as American Citizens, and campaign contributions are protected as Free Speech.
- We must strengthen anti-corruption enforcement mechanisms, provide prosecutors with the resources needed to combat corruption, and ban lobbyists who fail to properly register and disclose their activities.
- Peter Jacob supports the “We the People” constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United ruling and eliminate Super PACs.
- Peter Jacob supports states’ creation of truly nonpartisan, independent commissions of judges, social scientists, and retired public officials to handle redistricting.