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    Re: Is Billionare Republican Sheldon Adelson Too Powerful?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
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    Re: Is Billionare Republican Sheldon Adelson Too Powerful?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    It is getting out of hand, and while we won't get all of high finance out of government, what we don't want to happen is the rise of a financial oligarchy. That's the problem as I see it.
    I hope, some how that they'll have an epiphany about how they're ruining the free market system they covet, with their obsessive controlling.
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    Re: Is Billionare Republican Sheldon Adelson Too Powerful?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Is Sheldon Adelson too powerful?
    No. Sheldon Adelson is an individual with a lot of money and connections, that's all.

    Money is too powerful in American politics. It needs to be taken out or minimized as much as possible.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Is Billionare Republican Sheldon Adelson Too Powerful?

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    So here is a great idea. Let's toss out the first amendment and see how our democracy works when we only let those you agree with have their say!
    classic strawman.

    no one is arguing to remove anyone's right to free speech. i do not, however, support one person being able to purchase legislation, and neither should you.

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    Re: Is Billionare Republican Sheldon Adelson Too Powerful?

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    When election times comes around, and I start seeing more and more political ads, I'll be watching even more of these;

    WCIU, The U

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    GetTV is strictly movies, as is

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    No political ads. Digital over the air.
    i'll have to bookmark those. thanks.

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    Re: Is Billionare Republican Sheldon Adelson Too Powerful?

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    No. Sheldon Adelson is an individual with a lot of money and connections, that's all.

    Money is too powerful in American politics. It needs to be taken out or minimized as much as possible.
    Reality-governmen is too powerful in american society. It needs to be minimized as much as possible

    then we won't have to worry about billionaires buying the government since it won't be all that valuable to them



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    Re: Is Billionare Republican Sheldon Adelson Too Powerful?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    classic strawman.

    no one is arguing to remove anyone's right to free speech. i do not, however, support one person being able to purchase legislation, and neither should you.
    And with the recent other SCOTUS ruling, money is freedom of speech.

    It seems that the more money you have, the more freedom of speech you have,
    a slippery slope indeed.

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    Re: Is Billionare Republican Sheldon Adelson Too Powerful?

    Purchasing legislation is illegal, and should be. Exercising ones right to spend their money as they wish, saying what they wish, and so forth is a fundamental necessity of freedom. Limit it, bar it, or whatever and we are no different then Iran and Cuba.


    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    classic strawman.

    no one is arguing to remove anyone's right to free speech. i do not, however, support one person being able to purchase legislation, and neither should you.

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    Re: Is Billionare Republican Sheldon Adelson Too Powerful?

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    Purchasing legislation is illegal, and should be.
    All Sheldon Adelson wants | Opinion | The Seattle Times


    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    Exercising ones right to spend their money as they wish, saying what they wish, and so forth is a fundamental necessity of freedom. Limit it, bar it, or whatever and we are no different then Iran and Cuba.
    one person should not be able to buy legislation because he has more money than the other 330,000,000. this guy is trying to do that.

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    Re: Is Billionare Republican Sheldon Adelson Too Powerful?

    Absolutely. As long as people are allowed to donate such large amounts of money to political campaigns the ultra-rich will inevitably have much more power than they should with regards to our political system.
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