Not for Sale - 27 East


Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 2246453

Not for Sale

The American idea that giving money to political campaigns is free speech means that the very rich have far more speech, and so in effect far more voting power, than other citizens.

We believe we have safeguards and checks, but the only checks that matter are the huge sums flowing from Manhattan to Southampton, as evidenced by the town election this past November.

The November 2024 election is on the horizon, and Southampton voters should be vigilant as they follow the money trail. The Democratic candidates for office will claim local roots while raking in vast campaign funds from the Manhattan elite. The Manhattan agenda often does not reflect the best interests of those individuals who call Southampton home.

Real estate sales are essential to our local economy, but our local and state offices should not be for sale.

Greg Robins

North Sea