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    Should the campain finance act be repealed?

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    Re: Should the campain finance act be repealed?

    ?? None are interested in campain finance reform?

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    Re: Should the campain finance act be repealed?

    Just take away the government power that allows it to favor certain business and entangle itself in business and campaign finance won't matter.

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    Re: Should the campain finance act be repealed?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Just take away the government power that allows it to favor certain business and entangle itself in business and campaign finance won't matter.
    So anonymous adds posted in the media can't be tracked .. ? The regulation on campaign finance should be stringent. The only thing at hand with politics should be the polices presented.. not who can put on the best show with flashing lights and fireworks most often.
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    Re: Should the campain finance act be repealed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    So anonymous adds posted in the media can't be tracked .. ? The regulation on campaign finance should be stringent. The only thing at hand with politics should be the polices presented.. not who can put on the best show with flashing lights and fireworks most often.
    If the government has basically nothing to do with business, then there would be no reason for companies to try to coax it to do what they want. The only reason that companies involve themselves in government is because government concerns itself so much with business.

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    Re: Should the campain finance act be repealed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    So anonymous adds posted in the media can't be tracked .. ? The regulation on campaign finance should be stringent. The only thing at hand with politics should be the polices presented.. not who can put on the best show with flashing lights and fireworks most often.
    Why can't I vote for whoever puts on the best show with flashing lights and fireworks most often?

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    Re: Should the campain finance act be repealed?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    If the government has basically nothing to do with business, then there would be no reason for companies to try to coax it to do what they want. The only reason that companies involve themselves in government is because government concerns itself so much with business.
    What magical fantasy world allows a free economy to operate without government?

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    Re: Should the campain finance act be repealed?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Why can't I vote for whoever puts on the best show with flashing lights and fireworks most often?
    heh.. thats the problem. Instead of voters being concerned with the policy they get entranced by the media coverage.. usually the one who gets the most coverage. It really is silly to argue that policy is secondary to the amount of media exposure a politician can buy. Why would you want people to be focused on whomever gets the most exposure in the media over what they are actually planning to do?

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    A modest proposal ...

    We should also prohibit candidates from showing ads with their likenesses, since some people may vote for one candidate or another based upon his physical appearance and not the issues.

    Also, we should prohibit candidates from using their names, since that can tell voters about that person's sex and possibly about their race and/or nationality. There's all kinds of people who vote based on those criteria and not on policies.

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    Re: A modest proposal ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    We should also prohibit candidates from showing ads with their likenesses, since some people may vote for one candidate or another based upon his physical appearance and not the issues.

    Also, we should prohibit candidates from using their names, since that can tell voters about that person's sex and possibly about their race and/or nationality. There's all kinds of people who vote based on those criteria and not on policies.
    dear lord man... Well if libertarians get their way with the system it won't matter anyhow really would it? It's half way owned by corporations as it is ... might as well just dump the democracy in their hands.

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