Posted 10 years ago on Nov. 4, 2011, 9:56 p.m. EST by puff6962
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The solitary issue upon which all else will depends is big money in politics.
There must be A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT overruling Citizens' United with language banning ALL corporate donations to political campaigns, PAC's, and 527's.
Additionally, ALL interactions between lobbyists and members of Congress should be in written form or recorded. This document or transcript would then be entered into the Congressional record for all to see. Lobbyist activities would become public information. No unrecorded, personal, meetings would be allowed.
In the final analysis, there can be no corporate money, no concentrated influence, and no backroom deals in a government of the people. Unions would similarly be limited in their ability to exert concentrated political influence. Churches that provide "Voters' Guides" and allow political activities upon their premises should lose their nonprofit status.
Concentrated political power always drives corruption and tyranny. It must be opposed in all of it's forms.
The closest initiative encompassing these ideals is Dylan Ratigan's, "Get Money Out," project.
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