New Mexico Corruption

New Mexicans tend to love "our" Billy The Kid: this does not mean we want outlaws running the state, nor the country. In general, New Mexico is ranked as Number Five in lists of United States states when it comes to political corruption [1] [2] [3] [4]: a great dishonor to the state itself, and an insult to the people of New Mexico. There should be ZERO TOLERANCE for all forms of corruption in the public service sector--- that includes campaign finance "donations." Residents of New Mexico tend to accept naked, blatant corruption as inevitable and part of the cost they pay for being powerless [5], and I think the best way to end corruption is to restore power to residents: that is one of my primary goals in asking voters to hire me for the job as governor.

The United States Supreme Court recently ruled that bribery is "free speech" and thus protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. The best defence citizens have against this irrational and abusive ruling is to make all bribery transparent to voters: every penny "donated" to New Mexico politicians should be listed on the state's web pages for each and every public servant in "high office" --- including but not limited to Governor, Senator, Legislator, State Secretary, County Comptrollers, and similar public servants. If the job includes handling money, dictating public policy, and/or acquiring or disseminating public or private wealth and property, everyone doing that job must report on their official web sites every financial transaction connected to them and those jobs.

Every official web site for the governor, senators, legislators, and others in "high office" must prominently display, in easily readable format, where their campaign finances came from. Corporations and others giving "donations" must state their real corporate names and not shell corporation names and not fake names. Any individual, corporation, or collection of individuals who "donate" more than $250 to a candidate in total, for any and all time spans, must be listed by name on each of these web pages.

[1] https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/new-mexico
[2] https://www.ced.org/reports/crony-capitalism-corruption-and-the-economy-in-the-state-of-new-mexico
[3] https://www.publicintegrity.org/2015/11/09/18472/new-mexico-gets-d-grade-2015-state-integrity-investigation
[4] http://www.newmexiconewsport.com/looking-back-forward-corrupt-state-officials/
[5] https://www.amazon.com/Taking-Giants-Fabian-Chavez-Politics/dp/0826344364