During the long road to the white house, campaigning has set new pecuniary standards have been set. While Obama has rallied the nation to contribute to his success, Hillary Rodham Clinton acknowledged that she loaned her campaign $5 million late last month as Obama was out raising and outspending her heading into Feb. 5 Super Tuesday contests. Where does this money come from? Why would her camping be obligated to pay her back for her campaign? Is this a characteristic which our nation wants as a leader? A person who "borrows from Peter to pay Paul?" This classification of business has resulted in our enormous national debt.
Political activism may get people invested in politics, and affect urgently needed change, but it comes at the expense of tolerance and healthy democratic norms.