View Poll Results: Should the pro-Israeli lobby group AIPAC be outlawed in the US?

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Thread: Should AIPAC be outlawed in US?

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    Should AIPAC be outlawed in US?

    We got enough problems dealing with other governments, we don't need to deal with them within our own government. I'm sick of foreign goverments creating lobby groups in the US to enact legislation that benefits their agenda to the detriment of US interests.

    It is not in the interest of the US to stand by Israel and shield them from being held responsible for their atrocities and armed aggression. I don't want my tax dollars going to spending time on Capitol Hill to find ways that allow Israel to violate international law.

    So I think their lobby group AIPAC, should be outlawed and prevented from lobbying any member of Congress.

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    Re: Should AIPAC be outlawed in US?

    What about every other interest group that lobbies Congress, representing basically every country on the planet? Is there something specific about AIPAC that you find objectionable, as opposed to everyone else?
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    Re: Should AIPAC be outlawed in US?

    I don't think they should be outlawed, but their powers equalized to that of all other foreign lobbying groups. IMO I think they get special privileges.

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    Re: Should AIPAC be outlawed in US?

    Outlawing interest groups you disagree with is not compatible with U.S. democracy. I wouldn't outlaw a Nazy lobbying group, despite an obvious hatred of everything they stand for. You don't get to suppress political groups just because you don't like their message. Democracy requires you stand and give rights to everyone, not just people you like and agree with.

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    Re: Should AIPAC be outlawed in US?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    I don't think they should be outlawed, but their powers equalized to that of all other foreign lobbying groups. IMO I think they get special privileges.
    What special privileges do they get?

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    Re: Should AIPAC be outlawed in US?

    I don't see why any foreign country should be allowed to have lobbying groups. It's circumventing the foreign policy process.
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    Re: Should AIPAC be outlawed in US?

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    I don't see why any foreign country should be allowed to have lobbying groups. It's circumventing the foreign policy process.
    I agree. Ban One. Ban All.
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    Re: Should AIPAC be outlawed in US?

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    What about every other interest group that lobbies Congress, representing basically every country on the planet? Is there something specific about AIPAC that you find objectionable, as opposed to everyone else?
    How about I answer that this way?

    I think they ought to make it a law that all campaign contributions should be made anonimously. This will nuetralize the influence all lobby groups have on Washington and level the playing field.

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    Re: Should AIPAC be outlawed in US?

    I don't know much about the issue, but it would seem to make sense that they all be treated equally. If any are receiving special privileges, then I don't agree with that at all.

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    Re: Should AIPAC be outlawed in US?

    I think AIPAC is different than other foreign lobbies because they have the power to have us give them weapons. We make everybody else buy theirs, which at least means they aren't ripping us off.

    But no, they shouldn't be banned. But in the future, former leaders of the group should be banned from CNN.
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