An editorial in the Sunday New York Times called for a constitutional amendment. Here are a few quick excerpts:

The Cacophony of Money
Editorial, The New York Times, Sunday October 7th, 2012

This is only the first presidential election in the Citizens United era of unlimited spending…

… now that it has been unleashed, only a constitutional amendment or a careful system of regulation can bottle it back up. The need to do so will remain one of the most urgent challenges facing every lawmaker.

… approximately $593 million… has been spent so far by outside groups during this election cycle…

…the business interests behind those hundreds of millions are not going to give up the influence and the power that spending has given them. That’s the reason this unlimited money is so corrupting: win or lose, it binds lawmakers, corporations and special interests ever closer.

(For the full editorial, click here.)

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