Equal or 'More Equal'? That is the question!

Discussion in 'Politics' started by AVG-JOE, Jun 22, 2012.

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Are we equal?

  1. All should be 'Equal'.

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  2. Some should be 'More Equal'.

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  1. AVG-JOE
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    Apparently, by calling his SuperPac a "Social Welfare Organization" rather than a "Political Action Committee" donations can remain far more anonymous.

    If a few wealthy individuals want to influence elections, shouldn't we at least know who they are?

    How much anonymous money is influencing American elections that originates overseas?

    This is a real problem folks, transparency in all things politics is one of the three keys to equality among citizens.

    Are some of us "more equal" than others? :dunno:
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    No. They must have told you that in commie school.

    But if the TV ads bother you that much, just turn it off.

    It is a free country, you know!
     
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    We can never be free until we have transparency in politics.
     
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    'Transparency in politics'?

    What are you, 10 years old?
     
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    Hey dude... That's great and all... But aren't you forgetting something?...

    #frivolousfridayflamefest

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    What does 'originates overseas' mean? If, for example, I decide to donate to Romney's campaign... but a majority of my money 'originates overseas' - that somehow is different to another American whose money 'originates' in the US? I am an American, regardless of where my money comes from.

    I have an issue IF it is foreign money from foreigners that is being donated.. but I see no reason why an American cannot donate to a campaign, regardless of the source of their money.

    And... where does this 'equal' crap come into it? Does the Constitution guarantee a lifetime of 'equality'? If so, why should any of us bother to work?
     
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    Transparency?

    You mean the 7 Biggest Lies of Obama?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umhe3OeuXgE&feature=related]Barack Obama - Transparency or not? - YouTube[/ame]

    If half of what Obama Promised were true, our Nation would be a much better place :)

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    My point is that if we don't know who is donating to these PAC's, how do we know that they don't represent the Chinese Government?

    How do we know that 95% of the funds in any given "Social Welfare Orginization" PAC, on either the Left or Right, didn't originate with a Saudi Prince?

    This isn't a strictly partisan problem - anonymous influence is affecting BOTH sides of the asile. The republicans are just better at it.
     
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    Proof of what happens when the campaign promises of a candidate meet the gridlock of Congress.

    Don't expect much better from either of the current candidates.
     
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    Yes. The constitution DOES promise all Americans equal political footing.

    That was pretty much the point to drafting it in the first place.
     

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