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Forum Post: Money In Politics

Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 26, 2013, 4:06 p.m. EST by LeoYo (5909)
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7. I support that the provision of Patriot Dollars to voters for the sole funding of political campaigns at all levels of government shall be enacted to keep political campaigns free from the undemocratic influences of monied interests that shall be prohibited from funding any political advertisements outside of political campaigns. In accordance with this, I shall only accept campaign contributions from voters and not from unions, corporations, or other organizations.

8. I support that the offering or acceptance of any item or service of value including but not limited to the offering or acceptance of future employment involving a public official or candidate for public office of any branch or level of government shall be prohibited and punishable with equivalence to an act of treason. In accordance with this, I shall not accept any gifts from special interests upon holding public office.


Ignoring the rest of the Free Democracy Affidavit template or even the particulars of the two items cited, what's there to prevent a pan-partisan movement from forming that composes an affidavit to just target the issue of money in politics?



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