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  • Vast Shadow

    I'm a Bill O'Rielly fan...

    Bill O'Rielly said, something funny when doing the rumble with Jon Stewart--Excellent delegation by them two... Jon Stewart with the Libertarian, hippy/popular side... Bill O'Rielly with a more, liberal iron fist... Defiantly worth the Youtube.

    `Said something funny though... " I don't want to give my money to NPR, they can make their own money..." My comment sorta reflects that appointing conception. Why do I have to get that organization to be my voice -- Why should I give them my money to do something I could do myself?
    I went to the website... That gave the mesage and they want to just, email me stuff... I guess.

    I don't see how that keeps the government from being manipulated by corporations, by giving that site my email and name.

    I liked the message though, but I don't see what essentially they are contributing. I give my name and email... For what?

    Sorry to be prudent on the matter, but I like substance... I liked the message -- I was looking forward to seeing some speculation of past or present money manipulations on that weblink. There wasn't any speculations on the website though; just a lil place where I insert my name and email... So that kinda makes me question that whole content. Did they just make a cute lil video, to feel `good about themselves? Do they just wanna make some more conspiracies?

    It is good, but... Least they could speculate around something that is evident of there is money being tossed around -- not just aimless, GOOD speeches of or for nobility.


    Here are some pending bills in Congress on the topic, with links to weigh in with a message to your legislators:

    SJRes 33 - The Saving American Democracy Amendment and The OCCUPIED Amendment propose a Constitutional amendment to expressly exclude for-profit corporations from the rights given to natural persons by the Constitution, prohibit corporate spending in all elections, and affirm the authority of Congress and the States to regulate corporations and to regulate and set limits on all election contributions and expenditures.

    S 750 - The Fair Elections Now Act and (HR 1404) reform the financing of Senate elections and establish a Fair Elections Fund.

    HJRes 65 - Constitutional Amendment to prohibit candidates for election to Congress from accepting contributions from individuals who do not reside in the State or Congressional district the candidate seeks to represent.

    SJRes 29 - Constitutional Amendment to clarify the authority of Congress and the States to regulate corporations, limited liability companies or other corporate entities established by the laws of any state, the United States, or any foreign state.

    HJRes 88 - Constitutional Amendment relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

    HJRes 100 - Constitutional Amendment regarding the use of public funds to pay for campaigns for election to Federal Office.

    S 750 - Fair Elections Now Act, reforms the financing of Senate elections

    HR 1404 - Fair Elections Now Act, reforms the financing of House elections

    HR 2788 - Competitive Elections Act prohibits a Congressional candidate from making campaign expenditures for the election from amounts that were not raised during the election cycle for that office

    HR 2038 provides for limitations on expenditures in House elections

    • Peter Schurman

      That's a great list. Here's an analysis of how various bills aimed specifically at enacting a constitutional amendment to over-rule the Citizens United and Buckley decisions relate to each other:

  • johncobrien94

    I have been mulling over not voting all because of this reason. My parents are extremely wealthy capitalistic people and it disgusts me that they keep funneling PILES of money just to get the person who will lower their taxes. So I believe it is a two way street. If the upper class can stop "voting for money" then the politicians will hopefully stop campaigning for money.