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    Re: Is Billionare Republican Sheldon Adelson Too Powerful?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    and thus MSM and the unions would have tremendous power
    The people would have the most power. In my scenario, the vote would control the politicians, not billionaires and huge corporations.
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    Re: Is Billionare Republican Sheldon Adelson Too Powerful?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Wrong. The real problem is the human greed, anger, and envy that make government necessary in the first place.

    It was human greed that led Europeans to engage in the practice of enslaving Africans for profit. It was government that put an end to that. It was human greed that led to the proliferation of counterfeit, contaminated, diluted, and decomposed drugs. It was government that put and end to that. It was human greed that led to the exploitation of young children for the sake of cheap labor. It was government that put and end to that.

    The problem with your response is that although you correctly pointed out that government currently has too much influence over our lives, you failed to correctly identify the underlying cause of the problem. As a result of this, your response would have us believe that simply reducing the influence of government will solve the problem, and that simply is not true. While we do need to reduce government influence in some instances, it should be done in such a way that US citizens are protected from the power that wealthy people, which left unchecked, have to inflict unjust suffering on not only the citizens of the US, but the entire world as well.

    It is certainly problematic that wealthy individuals currently have too much control over the political system. What is needed is effective mechanisms, e.g. laws, to limit that influence.
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    Re: Is Billionare Republican Sheldon Adelson Too Powerful?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    The people would have the most power. In my scenario, the vote would control the politicians, not billionaires and huge corporations.
    disagree. unions and the MSM will have tremendous power if "money is eliminated" from politics



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    Re: Is Billionare Republican Sheldon Adelson Too Powerful?

    If there were laws enacted to ban money from infiltrating Washington DC, and the states in the union, it would look like ghost towns, and that sucking sound we'd hear would be politicians leaving government. They'd be rushing from their political houses and trying to find out how to make an easy dollar.

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    Re: Is Billionare Republican Sheldon Adelson Too Powerful?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Wrong. The real problem is the human greed, anger, and envy that make government necessary in the first place.
    Ah...it is human greed, anger, and envy that lead to government in the first place.

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    Re: Is Billionare Republican Sheldon Adelson Too Powerful?

    I don't know... let's ask George Soros.

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    Re: Is Billionare Republican Sheldon Adelson Too Powerful?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    disagree. unions and the MSM will have tremendous power if "money is eliminated" from politics
    They won't have any more power than the already do; also unions wouldn't be able to donate to political campaigns either, so their power would be greatly reduced.

    The greatest power would be returned to the people, the politicians would have to directly talk to us, they would have to serve our needs and not the needs of large corporations and multi-billionaire donors. This is the way a republic is supposed to work, not this ****ed up system we have now.
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    Re: Is Billionare Republican Sheldon Adelson Too Powerful?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Ah...it is human greed, anger, and envy that lead to government in the first place.
    It is human greed that makes government NECESSARY in the first place. Intelligent, responsible people should first of all recognize that there is a need for government. Furthermore they also have the responsibility to make sure that the greed, anger, and envy of the wealthy do not have an influence on government.

    Both things need to be there.

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    Re: Is Billionare Republican Sheldon Adelson Too Powerful?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    The people would have the most power. In my scenario, the vote would control the politicians, not billionaires and huge corporations.
    The voters could take that power back at any time. They just won't.
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    Re: Is Billionare Republican Sheldon Adelson Too Powerful?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I don't know... let's ask George Soros.
    He has too much power as well. No one should be able to donate money to political campaigns; we must get money out of politics.
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