Debate Now If Canada buys off U.S politicians is it collusion? Are there consequences for those on the take?

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    Now I don't know specifically who is on the take, but I have to consider Canadas history and what I know, and assume we have some U.S politicians on the payroll.

    If so, is it collusion? And, should there be consequences for the guy on the take or Canada for bribing them?

    I found this for reference:

    Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
    or FCPA. It seems to fall under your Justice Department

    Foreign Corrupt Practices Act | CRIMINAL-FRAUD | Department of Justice

    The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended, 15 U.S.C. §§ 78dd-1, et seq. ("FCPA"), was enacted for the purpose of making it unlawful for certain classes of persons and entities to make payments to foreign government officials to assist in obtaining or retaining business. Specifically, the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA prohibit the willful use of the mails or any means of instrumentality of interstate commerce corruptly in furtherance of any offer, payment, promise to pay, or authorization of the payment of money or anything of value to any person, while knowing that all or a portion of such money or thing of value will be offered, given or promised, directly or indirectly, to a foreign official to influence the foreign official in his or her official capacity, induce the foreign official to do or omit to do an act in violation of his or her lawful duty, or to secure any improper advantage in order to assist in obtaining or retaining business for or with, or directing business to, any person.
     
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    I would assume that since it's a smart business practice to own, at least, one politician that it would also be good politics.

    the leftist here want socialism, openly want it. How does that compare with Canada?
     
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    So, Canada owning a U.S politician isn't something Americans should worry about, it's just "smart business? lol, if this is the prevailing opinion, what am I fighting for?

    I am trying to help you NOT become like Canada, not to capitulate to us as we steal millions of your jobs.
     
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    oh, I'm not saying it's right, I should have been more clear.


    the people that would have been arrested for bribery - extortion - treason, all passed laws to make sure they, specifically, couldn't be.
     
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    I'm more concerned with the Israeli lobby.

    As to the topic, I don't think any foreign actor should be lobbying our politicians. They are not the electorate.
     
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    What about the FCPA then?

    I doubt this is not enforceable and as such, Canada must be a focus of the FBI and even CIA. You are talking about a foreign power bribing and wielding your government for the benefit of a foreign government. I would say any politician accepting that deal is involved in treason and should be held accountable. I can't imagine the U.S doesn't have laws on the books against this, or I suppose Open Borders would just speed up the inevitable process of turning you socialist.
     
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    What countries don't hire lobbyists in Washington?
     
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    not familiar with FCPA.


    ask yourself how we get to have your oil in a pipeline.

    does anyone actually think political favors weren't traded across the border?

    anything can and will be spun to make it look like we benefited us and not you.
     
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    The FCPA is about companies bribing foreign governments. American corporations cannot bribe foreign government officials.

    It is completely irrelevant to the premise of the OP, and has nothing to do with Canada, unless American companies are bribing Canadian politicians.
     

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