I think this is just one more point where I depart from the liberals concerned with campaign finance reform. Throw it onto the list of underlying issues that keep me from even having a productive discussion with such reformists.
Liberals tend to hold the bribe-giver as somehow more reprehensible, as in some way 'corrupting' the taker. In that way they deny the free will and the responsibility of each individual for his own actions.
— Murray Rothbard