In continuing coverage of the Target Corporation campaign contribution story, the PNC interviewed local Pagans for their reaction. Robin Grimm lives in Minneapolis and is a prominent member of the Pagan community. Paul Anders is a Solitary living in the Rochester area.
To read our previous article about the cause and background of the issue, plus an interview with a Minneapolis GLBT Pagan who works for Target, please go here.
Question: In general, what do you think about corporations and unions spending funds on political issues?
Robin: Generally I am opposed to anything other than individual human beings being able to contribute to political campaigns or political issue campaigning. Corporations, unions, etc. are all made up of individuals that have the right to have their voices heard. Non-biological entities have no business in politics.
Paul: I don’t like how much money is in politics. It makes it hard for individuals to be heard. I guess all that money is just how it is, though. I believe in freedom of speech and I guess if a guy believes in that he can’t just say that only some people get it. Groups should be able to express an opinion on most anything and if you want to express a political opinion you need to use cash to do it.