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Forum Post: Lets end the sale of our Gov't to the highest bidder

Posted 1 year ago on June 2, 2012, 6:55 p.m. EST by kilocharlie (0)
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Left wing, right, or center I think we are all sick of outside SPECIAL INTEREST and UNION money deciding our elections. Bottom line is that MONEY BUYS VOTES and that money is coming from outside groups that have NO interest in our prosperity. We can make laws that govern how our politicians spend their money but thanks to Citizens United the outside groups can do whatever they want. IT IS TIME FOR THIS TO STOP. Since the Citizens United SCOTUS decision equated money to speech and since our elected officials are the ones benefiting from the current system we cannot rely on these same elected officials to enact laws to restrict the ability of these groups to buy elections; but WE THE PEOPLE CAN STRIKE BACK. Our elections are decide based on votes that are bought through UNION and SPECIAL INTEREST commercials on OUR public airwaves. These same airwaves are financed by the AMERICAN companies that drive our economy. These companies drive our economy and rely on US to buy their products. HOW ABOUT WE CHOP OFF THE FINANCING FOR THE NETWORKS THAT PROMOTE THE INTEREST OF THESE OUTSIDE SPECIAL INTEREST AND UNION GROUPS OVER OUR INTERESTS! DO NOT BUY FROM COMPANIES THAT ADVERTISE ON THE SAME AIRWAVES AS THE SPECIAL INTERESTS AND UNIONS. SEND THE FOLLOWING TO THE COMPANIES THAT ADVERTISE ON THE SAME NETWORK AS THE SPECIAL INTERESTS AND UNIONS THAT ARE TRYING TO PURCHASE OUR DEMOCRACY. (Personalize as appropriate)

Dear Sir and or Madam,

Your company advertises on (network). (Network) regularly airs advertisements that are destructive and divisive and are a hindrance to our democracy. (Network) has a monopoly on my entertainment but there are many other companies that provide your product. Until (network) discontinues airing advertisements backed by the following democracy subverting groups, I will not be purchasing your product:

(SPECIAL INTEREST or UNION)

As a firm believer in the democratic system I cannot, in good conscience, continue to support your product. As a loyal consumer of your product I hope that you reconsider your choice of advertising outlets.

Sincerely, (Your Name)

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[-] 1 points by infonomics (393) 1 year ago

The only petition that I will sign is the one calling for Direct Democracy and Direct Democracy Now. Anything less is much ado about nothing.

From an unwavering independent.