Polluting Democracy

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    Who are polluters' best friends in Congress? - War Room - Salon.com

    A Greenpeace report released Monday names 15 Congress members who have prevented the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from improving pollution standards in coal-fired power plants.

    The report, "Polluting Democracy: Coal Plays Dirty on the Hill," reveals that these Congress members are also among the biggest recipients of funding from the fossil fuel industry on the Hill.



    nice.....
     
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    Sorry to bust your bubble s0n............but clean coal is the future of energy, not gay windmills or solar fail.
     
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    The coal and oil barons are a menace to society.

    They've been so for the last century.
     
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    I wonder if the people who wrote that article are intelligent enough to understand the difference between a democracy and a constitiutional republic :D

    Just saying, anytime someone calls us a "Democracy" I immediately think "they are going off of what others say"
     
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    ..and when talks about "Democracy v. Republic", I hear "angels dancing on a pin head". Much ado about nothing, except that it sounds good. This is really about the influence of money and the way it corrupts the system. Just another example of why we should be going to public financing of elections. Today it's the coal companies. Tomorrow it's Georrge Soros. Is there really a difference?
     
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    Much to do about nothing? There is a GIANT difference between a constitutional republic and a democracy but that is an off topic discussion in this thread...i was just commenting on the author of the article, by calling us a democracy, sounds like they dont comprehend america very well.

    In a democracy majority rules, in a constitutional republic the minority is represented and protected.
     
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    There is no giant difference. That's just a talking point. They're practically identical compared to absolute monarchies or dictatorships of the left or right. What you call a constitutional republic could also be called a constitutional democracy. It's a distinction that's only important in the minds of those who prefer to win by wordplaay, rather than logic.
     
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    Wind and solar is almost useless in its ability to generate a large quantity of power.
     
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    Even though people who put solar in their homes can often sell electicity to the power company, rather than the other way around? :confused:
     
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    in either scenario no entity should rise to hold power over the majority , which is the point of the thread, are we are a nation of laws, or special interests?
     

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