“Without citizens taking on an active role in our country, we despair over what’s happening in Washington; the dysfunction of the legislature; the tribal problems that people feel toward one another. We despair over money-in-politics, which I do think is the poison in the system. If I were younger, that’s what I’d be doing – leading a constitutional amendment to get money out of the system. It’s all up to us – we can’t wait for somebody else to do it.”
- Renowned author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on the need to address the “poison” of money in politics.