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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    You can say whatever you want.


    Why, thank you ever so much!

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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    First off, union ARE corporations


    Why would this practice be more suited for unions than any other group?
    unions are not corporations.. legally speaking.
    they are unions.

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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post

    Corporations are not "people"; unions are not "people"; PACs are not "people"; special interest groups are not "people".
    you are quite correct.. they are not "people".

    they are, however, "persons".. according to the law....and have been since the early 1600's

    they have to be considered legal persons, else laws would not pertain to them.

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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Why should fiction be treated the same as human beings?
    They aren't treated "the same."

    But they do have some rights. Just like any group. You wouldn't say, for example, that a political party has no freedom of speech because it's not a person. Would you?
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    And my point - again - is that lobbying does not mean giving money. It is simply petitioning. If you don't like the fact that money is involved in lobbying, criticize that. Don't say all lobbying is bad.
    I did not say that all lobbying is bad. I did say though that padding politicians pockets to get them to act in your behalf is wrong.

    In the future please do not attempt to speak for me.

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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    There have been so many posts on this, but I have to add my two cents. I voted No for a practical reason. That is I donít think such a law could be effectively enforced. Money moves so easily from person to person and place to place, that is the intent of money. So tracking it close to an election and enforcing a law in courts is not going to work. What we have to rely on are a sufficient number of educated voters that are resistant to dogma, advertising, and the ilk that they are the ones effectively decide elections.

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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    What about when you donate money? What's that like?
    I'm in favor of ending all campaign donations and only providing a small equal amount from public funds.
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    And yet I'm the one who actually knows what I'm talking about, whereas you don't. And you're proof that most people don't know what a lobbyist's real job is. You would be smart to shut your mouth and listen to someone who actually does know, but I don't see that happening. And yeah, the little guy has a lobbyist - I was one of them.
    I knew you were a lobbyist, lol. Get mad if you want, but let's be honest, useless ****ers. Everyone jokes at lawyers for being slimeballs, but lobbyists are probably worse in reality. I am still "listening" for you to teach me all these facts I don't know.
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom From al View Post
    I did not say that all lobbying is bad. I did say though that padding politicians pockets to get them to act in your behalf is wrong.

    In the future please do not attempt to speak for me.
    I didn't mean "you" in the specific sense, but rather "one." Sorry.
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    I am still "listening" for you to teach me all these facts I don't know.
    No you aren't.
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