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Thread: Another new amendment...how would you vote?

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    Another new amendment...how would you vote?

    This amendment would ban all super pacs and companies from donating to candidates and would only allow individuals to donate funds to a candidate that they support. The max funds that they can donate would be $1,000 per candidate that they support. In addition as a second clause/paragraph no candidate can spend more than $1 million dollars to campaign for their election, all of it must come from donations of individuals 18 and older.
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    Re: Another new amendment...how would you vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    This amendment would ban all super pacs and companies from donating to candidates and would only allow individuals to donate funds to a candidate that they support. The max funds that they can donate would be $1,000 per candidate that they support. In addition as a second clause/paragraph no candidate can spend more than $1 million dollars to campaign for their election, all of it must come from donations of individuals 18 and older.
    I whole heartily back the sentiments of the amendment. The cap of a million dollars seems awful low considering that Romney spent a billion and Obama spent a billion in their presidential run in 2012. I doubt a million dollars would buy you much campaign ads in certain media markets like New York or Los Angles. Now a million dollars might go a long way in a House race, not far in a senate race and nowhere in a presidential race.

    What I would like to see added is: Only a living, breathing citizen of the United States can donate to a political candidate and that living, breathing citizen must be able to vote for that candidate or else donating is prohibited.

    But yes, an amendment that would bring some common sense back to elections funding and spending, I would support.
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    Re: Another new amendment...how would you vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I whole heartily back the sentiments of the amendment. The cap of a million dollars seems awful low considering that Romney spent a billion and Obama spent a billion in their presidential run in 2012. I doubt a million dollars would buy you much campaign ads in certain media markets like New York or Los Angles. Now a million dollars might go a long way in a House race, not far in a senate race and nowhere in a presidential race.

    What I would like to see added is: Only a living, breathing citizen of the United States can donate to a political candidate and that living, breathing citizen must be able to vote for that candidate or else donating is prohibited.

    But yes, an amendment that would bring some common sense back to elections funding and spending, I would support.
    so what to do when 90% of the main stream media becomes part of the campaign for one of the candidates?



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    Re: Another new amendment...how would you vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    so what to do when 90% of the main stream media becomes part of the campaign for one of the candidates?
    I suppose you could bring back the fairness doctrine.
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    Re: Another new amendment...how would you vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I suppose you could bring back the fairness doctrine.
    ah, that violates the constitution as well. we need less government control. full disclosure but no limits



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    Re: Another new amendment...how would you vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    This amendment would ban all super pacs and companies from donating to candidates and would only allow individuals to donate funds to a candidate that they support. The max funds that they can donate would be $1,000 per candidate that they support. In addition as a second clause/paragraph no candidate can spend more than $1 million dollars to campaign for their election, all of it must come from donations of individuals 18 and older.
    I would support the 1st part, but not the 2nd which I would change to say that all contributions must be mailed in separately which would eliminate "bundling"

    And I agree with Perotista's "only living, breathing humans can contribute"
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    Re: Another new amendment...how would you vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    ah, that violates the constitution as well. we need less government control. full disclosure but no limits
    I am all for full disclosure. I could live with no limits as long as donations could only be made to candidates that the donor could vote for. I get tired of reading about someone in California spending 10 million dollars trying to influence a race in Georgia. Political races in Georgia is something that only georgian's should be able to decide, not some one from California or where ever.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Another new amendment...how would you vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    I would support the 1st part, but not the 2nd which I would change to say that all contributions must be mailed in separately which would eliminate "bundling"

    And I agree with Perotista's "only living, breathing humans can contribute"
    Yep, that too.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Another new amendment...how would you vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I am all for full disclosure. I could live with no limits as long as donations could only be made to candidates that the donor could vote for. I get tired of reading about someone in California spending 10 million dollars trying to influence a race in Georgia. Political races in Georgia is something that only georgian's should be able to decide, not some one from California or where ever.
    well the 17th amendment made senators beholden to national special interest groups. I for example, abhor federal intrusions on my 2A rights. SO I give money to senators who vote against stuff like the Feinstein attempts to ban guns even if I cannot vote for them. Since a senator in Alaska or Ga is just as important a vote as my Senators in Ohio, why should my rights be limited as to who I can support.

    NOW I can see an argument as to state officials-for example what goes on in Idaho doesn't really affect me. But what NY or California politicians do on federal legislation surely does



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    Re: Another new amendment...how would you vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    well the 17th amendment made senators beholden to national special interest groups. I for example, abhor federal intrusions on my 2A rights. SO I give money to senators who vote against stuff like the Feinstein attempts to ban guns even if I cannot vote for them. Since a senator in Alaska or Ga is just as important a vote as my Senators in Ohio, why should my rights be limited as to who I can support.

    NOW I can see an argument as to state officials-for example what goes on in Idaho doesn't really affect me. But what NY or California politicians do on federal legislation surely does
    I see what you are getting at, but it still irks the she-it out of me.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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