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It has become more and more clear that any legislative and executive branch attempts to reform the system can be easily thwarted by the large influence of money in the system. Like water finding its way through any slight crack in a foundation, money used for political influence will topple any well-meaning or even cynical attempts at reform until the foundation of our political system crumbles away and collapses. Even though the Solutions column offered realistic solutions for reform, it has become obvious, more now than in the past, that the burgeoning problem of influence peddling with money will doom real reform. As many readers know, the stream of influence money into our political and governing system has turned into a deluge over the past six months.
Can you disagree with this assessment?