I've enjoyed The Tribune's articles, op-eds and editorials about the corrosive effects of unlimited campaign contributions. However, the suggested remedy of amending the Constitution would be very hard to enact ("Campaign money: Part 1: Amend Constitution," Our View, April 20).
The founders set a very high bar to pass an amendment. First, two-thirds of the U.S. Senate and House must vote in favor of it. After that, three-fourths of the state legislatures or special state conventions must approve it. (Imagine trying to do that in this hyper-partisan time.)
In the past 40 years, the Constitution has only been amended once. The 27th Amendment is fairly limited; it only prohibits changes to salaries for members of Congress from taking effect until after an election.
Keep up the fine reporting, Trib. All of us need to keep searching for a solution to runaway campaign spending.
Salt Lake City,