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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Damn right, the more money you've got, the more speech you get.

    Do people think speech is supposed to be free or something???
    So should we limit or ban spending on attorneys so nobody has "too much" representation by lawyers? That would be more fair after all.
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Catawba is right. the current situation means that those few with the most money can speak over the majority.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Catawba is right. the current situation means that those few with the most money can speak over the majority.
    That's true about everything though. People with money can do lots of things easier than those without it. So what?

    The little people can (and do) join their money together to magnify their voices (in non-human groups that still have free speech rights, btw).

    This thread isn't really about donations to candidates.
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post

    The little people can (and do) join their money together to magnify their voices (in non-human groups that still have free speech rights, btw).
    I'll call, please show us your math on how the majority who own a smaller percentage of the total wealth in the country can pool their money to equal more than they have???
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Would you support an amendment to the United States Constitution which would bar corporations and unions from financially contributing to elections?

    Why or why not?
    Yes because it would be a small step to solving the corporate corruption in this country and be a small step toward a country ran by the people and not corporations.

    Corporate controlled Media with their biased agenda's is another issue
    Last edited by black hole; 11-28-11 at 01:36 AM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by black hole View Post
    Yes because it would be a small step to solving the corporate corruption in this country and be a small step toward a country ran by the people and not corporations.
    How?

    Corporate controlled Media with their biased agenda's is another issue
    Yeah, gotta ban that next, huh?
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I'll call, please show us your math on how the majority who own a smaller percentage of the total wealth in the country can pool their money to equal more than they have???
    Really? I have to go find a wealth distribution chart and explain it to you?
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    LOL, corporations are so evil. It's not like they're not made up of people and certainly do nothing good like provide jobs, not to mention the products and services people want and need.

    Evil can be such a strong term. However corporations are self serving and will try and influence laws and regulations to place them in a better position and not what is in the best interest of the people or country as a whole. This isnt really any different then your average citizen however your average citizen does not have the resources that many of these large corporation have to help influence things. I believe lobbyist and big business are a large part of our problem in this country.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Why?

    Who are you to say a candidate has said enough?
    probably a member of the electorate. Those uppity ****ers.
    I may be wrong.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Freedom of speech means you can't decide that someone has too much speech.
    Freedom of speech has all sorts of limits.
    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    You mean limits on spending? Yes, that was tried, and overturned in the courts as a violation of free speech.
    Hence the discussion is about a Constitutional amendment.
    I may be wrong.

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