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    Dinesh D’Souza Is Charged With Using Straw Donors to Give to a Campaign[W:55]

    and another conservative having problems with money

    Dinesh DíSouza Is Charged With Using Straw Donors to Give to a Campaign

    Dinesh DíSouza, a best-selling conservative author and filmmaker, was indicted on Thursday on charges that he used straw donors to illegally donate to a 2012 Senate campaign.

    Federal prosecutors in Manhattan said that Mr. DíSouza encouraged others to give $20,000 to a Senate candidate and reimbursed them for the donations. Election law prohibits such arrangements and caps donations at $5,000 per donor to any one candidate.
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    Re: Dinesh DíSouza Is Charged With Using Straw Donors to Give to a Campaign

    Good for him. Donation limits are un-Constitutional.
    "I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money." -Thomas Sowell

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    Re: Dinesh DíSouza Is Charged With Using Straw Donors to Give to a Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    Good for him. Donation limits are un-Constitutional.
    Let's not pretend he was doing this as part of a principled constitutional protest. As wrong as donor limits may be it doesn't make someone instantly laudable for violating them.

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    Re: Dinesh DíSouza Is Charged With Using Straw Donors to Give to a Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    Good for him. Donation limits are un-Constitutional.

    You think corporations and the 0.01% should be allowed to buy politicians?
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    Re: Dinesh DíSouza Is Charged With Using Straw Donors to Give to a Campaign

    This is a travesty.. nothing but Obama intimidation at its worst.. shall we say ACORN?

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    Re: Dinesh DíSouza Is Charged With Using Straw Donors to Give to a Campaign

    Dinesh is one of the biggest gasbags out there, Hitchens use to use him as a pinata.

    Those who bray the loudest about their fine morals are the ones who are always falling...

    Schadenfreude, bout time the law caught up with this douche.
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    Re: Dinesh DíSouza Is Charged With Using Straw Donors to Give to a Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    You think corporations and the 0.01% should be allowed to buy politicians?
    Yes. And Constitutionally, they are.
    "I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money." -Thomas Sowell

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    Re: Dinesh DíSouza Is Charged With Using Straw Donors to Give to a Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    You think corporations and the 0.01% should be allowed to buy politicians?
    there should be no limit on donations as long as there is disclosure

    and if you have to pay millions in taxes only to have 10 freeloaders out vote you-yeah, you should be able to use that money to influence the elections



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    Re: Dinesh DíSouza Is Charged With Using Straw Donors to Give to a Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville
    You think corporations and the 0.01% should be allowed to buy politicians?
    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    Yes. And Constitutionally, they are.
    I'm positive you are perfectly in line with the Founding fathers' intent on this. /sarcasm
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    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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    Re: Dinesh DíSouza Is Charged With Using Straw Donors to Give to a Campaign

    Lets not forget that Dinesh lost his post at some christian university for his adulterous shenanigans.

    Hypocritical swine.
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