Pledging has an important history. For example, those ascribing to the Sullivan Principles pledged to not invest in South Africa during the days of apartheid.

Bear with me. Now, Americans for Tax Reform have their “Taxpayer Protection Pledge,” which gets a lot of press these days because most Republican candidates have signed it.

Here’s an idea: how about a pledge to NOT accept money from ANY special interests, but ONLY from individuals in certain small amounts. Can’t we all agree to get the money out of politics?


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