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    Re: Should America move to federally financed political campaigns?

    It would appear that the majority of companies funding campaigns, are only companies who will see benefits once their candidate attains office. Thus we have been pulled into a cycle of rich businesses and rich politicians, simply working to make one an other more money. Which also means that the only people who run for this office, are more concerned with making large sums of money than the well being of our country.

    Funds should be given on the basis of positive, productive, and working ideas for addressing our countries REAL issues.
    Money should not be handed out to be spent on television ads merely slandering their opponents.

    The lack of suitable candidates stems from a problem rooted deep in our society. If we hope to find out who, out of our nation, are the best fit for these jobs, positive action needs to be taken on a smaller scale, we can no longer consistently rely on the respective parties to present us with viable options. It pains me to think that out of the 300 Million people in this country, we can't find/(decide on) anyone who is fit enough to clean up this mess. Perhaps the age of which you can attain presidency should be altered in order to utilize the up and coming minds of the future.

    Perhaps Federal funding could be used to pay a politician a small livable salary, and perhaps provide them with comfortable housing, in order to prove their motives for running for office.
    Perhaps this will clean out our cabinets and senate seats for the people undoubtedly trying to do the country good.
    Perhaps instead of liars and fools, we can allow intelligence, wisdom, and truth run our country once again.

    Perhaps some of this government spending and political campaign money should be cut, and maybe then we could pay productive school teachers what they should deserve.
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    Re: Should America move to federally financed political campaigns?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Valentine View Post
    It would appear that the majority of companies funding campaigns, are only companies who will see benefits once their candidate attains office.
    The same goes for individuals that fund campaigns. Everyone acts in their own self-interest.

    Funds should be given on the basis of positive, productive, and working ideas for addressing our countries REAL issues.
    I'll agree to this idea so long as -I- get to make those decisions. Cool by you?

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    Re: Should America move to federally financed political campaigns?

    This is where the problem lies, we should not even consider affiliating our country with "self-interest" but rather the interest of our country, or better yet the earth as a whole.

    As for deciding what ideas are productive, and what issues are important, perhaps -YOU- are fit to make these decisions.

    But my opinion is that these decisions should be made by a designated board in which the members are designed to fully understand what actually needs to be done in order for our country to prosper at 100%.

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    Re: Should America move to federally financed political campaigns?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Valentine View Post
    This is where the problem lies, we should not even consider affiliating our country with "self-interest" but rather the interest of our country, or better yet the earth as a whole.

    As for deciding what ideas are productive, and what issues are important, perhaps -YOU- are fit to make these decisions.

    But my opinion is that these decisions should be made by a designated board in which the members are designed to fully understand what actually needs to be done in order for our country to prosper at 100%.
    I prefer a system in which every faction's self-interest is taken into account.

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    Re: Should America move to federally financed political campaigns?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Valentine View Post
    This is where the problem lies, we should not even consider affiliating our country with "self-interest" but rather the interest of our country, or better yet the earth as a whole.
    Good luck in changing human nature.

    As for deciding what ideas are productive, and what issues are important, perhaps -YOU- are fit to make these decisions.
    Then get the system set up and hand me the power.

    But my opinion is that these decisions should be made by a designated board in which the members are designed to fully understand what actually needs to be done in order for our country to prosper at 100%
    Ok then -- I get to designate the members of the board.

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    Re: Should America move to federally financed political campaigns?

    Yes, they get to spend only so much money depending on the position, and they can only campaign for 60 days prior to the election, and only on public broadcast stations...
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    Re: Should America move to federally financed political campaigns?

    The thing about human nature is that it simply takes a great man to be able to work on a higher plane, for the sake of natural humanity. A man who can make decisions in the interest of his country rather than his own. This is the kind of person we should be electing in the first place.

    As far as seperate factions, this would essentially be changing the way our government works. (At this point may not be such a bad idea)
    There will always be major conflicts when you're dealing with a country of all types of incomes, races and religions, and in knowing this, we must understand that an agreement for all of us would be something hard to come by.
    So why/how do we expect "United States" to work when we don't stand united?
    We must either all learn to except one another for who they are, and live by a "to each his own" mentallity, or we will surely fall apart out of fear, racism, and over all unfamiliarity with one another.




    "If there is a form of government, then, whose principle and foundation is virtue, will not every sober man acknowledge it better calculated to promote the general happiness than any other form?

    Fear is the foundation of most governments; but it is so sordid and brutal a passion, and renders men in whose breasts it predominates so stupid and miserable, that Americans will not be likely to approve of any political institution which is founded on it."

    - JOHN ADAMS ON GOVERNMENT

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