- Jan 7, 2014
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This was going to just be a reply on the "add a penis" thread but it deserves its own thread. That thread is actually really good and I encourage people to join in. The reply and counter reply were on whether a person belongs to the government. The American public should belong to the government. The government should belong to the general public. The good and bad of it is that neither is the case at the moment. Corruption is so rampant in politics that the government is dysfunctional. The power of the corrupt can actually shut down the entire federal government, literally. The two party system should be arguing for a government which works better under two different philosophies. That is a good thing. Currently though the Republican party is so corrupt that no member can stand up for philosophical beliefs and must vote the party line. If any Republican member should do this they would not survive the next primary. This is not to say there are not corrupt members of the Democratic party but since votes are down party lines they can not openly carry out the wishes of those who pay him or her. Campaign finance reform's goal is to keep special interests from buying politicians. The politician is not actually paid until they start acting on the special interest's behalf. The political contributions is just to get the candidate into the position to carry out their orders. Currently Senator Cruz is the poster child for the corrupt politician. When he is pushing hard against Attorney General Holder to convict people over the IRS scandal and explaining to the acting Assistant Attorney General Raman who campaign contributions should be invisible by Constitutional right he is following in the footsteps of Tom Delay, convicted of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering in 2010. It is not a coincidence that they both come from Texas.