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Forum Post: Separation of Corp. and State

Posted 11 years ago on Sept. 22, 2011, 3:50 p.m. EST by petrie1130 (10) from Columbus, OH
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The underlying issue of all this corruption is the ability of private money to influence legislation and other political affairs. Take away this ability and the government can start to work for the 99% rather than the 1% who are dishing out money to greedy politicians.

As I see it, the only way to do this is to create a bill that would restrict all present and future politicians from accepting any private money. Also, we would have to find a politician (or two or twelve) that would be willing to risk his or her seat in order to present it to the proper governmental legislation.

Think of the implications this law would have; equal campaigning, uncompromised law makers, freedom to enact stricter environmental and trade laws, et cetera.

Plus I have a sweet chant to go along with it: SE-PA-RATE CORP. AND STATE! SE-PA-RATE CORP. AND STATE! ... One can dream...



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[-] 2 points by TheObserver (37) 11 years ago

This is good. If everyone wants separation of church and state, then by all means, separation of corporations and state is a must.

[-] 1 points by jladoef (4) 11 years ago

I see campaign finance reform as one of the possible concrete demands for this movement. Many many people on both sides of the isle want this. Most of us would agree that in US politics, money poisons everything. At the heart of that is the way campaigns are funded. When money is removed though, friendly relations between politicians and the media become a factor, so there would have to be transparency to prevent situations like in the UK. But it would be a major step. Limiting campaign contributions would make things more fair.

[-] 1 points by theOnlineGovernmentDotcom (97) 11 years ago

Sounds like what I've been saying on www.TheOnlineGovernment.com. I trace a lot of nasty results to the too-powerful ties between corp and state. Right on! It's has the effect of giving corps many votes to our one. Both sides get bought and sold.