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Forum Post: What we need to fix here in the U.S.

Posted 8 years ago on March 31, 2012, 5:58 p.m. EST by isawuonmontel (0) from McLean, VA
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We need to outlaw Lobbying, state and federal, We need severe restrictions on revolving door, We need to treat Israel the same as any other country, How did we get into this crazy alliance anyway? We need to reverse the flip flop of information everywhere - we're upside down because your personal info is mined and bought and sold wholesale while the government transparency is gone and suddenly everything government is a secret. WE need presidential line item veto. We need our Constitutional Rights restored. We all need to stop these dangerous protest and do the one thing that governments will pay attention to. TAX REVOLT,... there, I said it. WE need to stop all foreign aide, there, I said that one too. We need to outlaw congressional district Gerrymandering and political action groups, these 2 things took your right to vote away.



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[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 8 years ago

Outlaw lobbying? Only if it includes payments, contributions, gifts, bribes, or other gratuities. Otherwise it's free speech.

[-] 0 points by Quark3 (54) 8 years ago

Lobbying without money is free speech. Lobbying with money, kickbacks, contract deals, etc. is bribery. We have bribery. Like many things in America we have the opposite of the word that is used. Since people hate be woken up out of denial, it is an impossible battle. Like cave dwellers in Socrates' cave they kill the free person who talks of the outside. In our case they arrest us.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 years ago

I can get on board with that, but I'd add allowing only one lobby/complaint per year, per citizen/corporate person.

Otherwise, it's free speech heavily weighted, once again towards the corporate citizen.