Debates over campaign finance laws date back to the beginning of the 20th century when Teddy Roosevelt was running for president. Most of these debates over time have focused on the issue of limiting campaign contributions and increasing transparency. Regardless of where you stand on those issues, just about everyone can agree that taxpayer money should not be funneled into campaign activity. On June 5th, Governor Kasich signed into law a bill that originated in the Ohio House of Representatives that puts in place more stringent punishments for misusing public funds.
People do not, however, have the option of not paying taxes. That money is collected each year with the mission of providing services that benefit the entire public. Taxpayers should not see their hard-earned dollars being used to fund a political cause they may find objectionable.