- Apr 23, 2017
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- New Mexico
But the Swiftboaters were lying, and the movie on Hillary likely would also be lying.The law was enacted to stop things like the "Swiftboaters" and the guy who was going to release a movie on Hillary.Not sure I understand your position, but I am totally against the Citizen's United SCOTUS ruling.That did NOT stop anyone from donating to politics. It only stopped certain groups from speaking out on their own. You really should understand the law and ruling before commenting on it.get rid of citizen's united.
lol ... good luck.
Either that or you are simply intentionally misrepresenting the issue.
By allowing companies to conglomerate political contributions and no longer track the individual source, this allowed foreign money to pour into our political campaigns.
Foreign nationals can invest in and own part or all of a company with US branches. And Citizen's United ruling resulted in there being no way to track or stop foreign manipulation of our elections.
The name of the ruling should be changed.
Instead of "Citizen's United", it would be more accurately called, "Foreigners Anonymous", because that is what it does. It makes campaign funding by foreign nationals, anonymous and impossible to stop.
Whether or not you recall Kerry was so pissed that a group of outsiders could have such an influence on the elections. He cried to Bush to make them stop. They weren't even "pro-Bush", they were "anti-Kerry".
They had every right to expend money and have their say as anyone. Any money expended by corporations also have to be accounted for.
There was no "Russia, Russia, Russia" nor was there any "China, China, China".
All countries do try and mess with the elections of other countries in ways and no law is going to stop that. Remember, Obama sent a ton of money in an attempt to influence elections in Israel.
So the law, (although I have not read it). likely was good.
And the SCOTUS ruling seems to have been totally wrong.
The point is not as much Russia or China, but transparency.
When that much money is spent, like the Swiftboat campaign or a movie, then all the contributors
should be tracked.
Yes, the US is one of the worst offenders in meddling in foreign elections, and we should stop.
It is extremely undemocratic.