If there's a god, damn it she won't mind.
If there's a god, baby she won't mind.
That being said, I think that an increase in government power can be harmful to liberty and freedom, although I don't think that is necessarily the case depending on how you define liberty and freedom.
And so we should restrict his ability to share his point of view? Really? You want to live in an Iranian like state?
The first amendment is aimed to protect the speech that needs protecting; not that which we want to hear. The majority (not you) that dislike this man's point of view love G. Soro's and he's not even a US Citizen. The many who hate this man's point of view have no trouble with a union forming, gathering dues, and using it to buy elected officials that give them a favorable contract.
"What difference" "does it make?"
Move power to the states and the money will.follow.
And money already controls. So how do you get to the state of near anarchy you want?
Money talks and it likes it that way. How do you propose to convince them to allow the changes you want?
Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
The Psychology of Persuasion
I think that the notion that it's impossible to curb the influence of the rich and powerful on government is foolish. That's part of what democracy is supposed to be about. It's about the sharing of government power amongst those who are governed, not about the concentration of power in the hands of a few.
The government encourages the people to challenge each other as only one party can ever win any dispute that government ever has a hand in, and therefore, everyone has an interest to influence those making policy decisions, so as they can obtain victory on a given issue over their fellow citizens. The problem with all government action is that they remove freedom and give the government the sole authority on how things will be done and seen as acceptable. If people are going to fight to retain their freedom or win on a given issue they will inevitably be pitted against their fellow man. The rich have just as much interest in government as anyone else and since the politicians will always be greedy there is little doubt they will always accept the rich mans money.I think that the notion that it's impossible to curb the influence of the rich and powerful on government is foolish. That's part of what democracy is supposed to be about. It's about the sharing of government power amongst those who are governed, not about the concentration of power in the hands of a few.
Last edited by Henrin; 04-06-14 at 02:23 PM.
yes, i think that we should get money out of politics. it isn't speech. he should not be granted more speech than you or i just because he has enough money to buy politicians. there should be contribution limits, and everything should be on the public record.