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(NT) Agree. Soros is a corrosive enough influence already.
Actually I don't really agree
People should be allowed to do whatever the heck they want to with their own money as long as they don't violate the rights of others. That is called liberty, the fundemental idea of the American way of life.
Ever hear the phrase, "our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor"?
On a more practical note, you really can't stop rich people from spending as much as they want to back a candidate.
Counts what you say first! ! !
Actually, people are not allowed to do whatever they want with their money. That's been shown time and again. And as we are seeing of late, some of the absolutes that our founders believed in are not so difficult to compromise.
We may not be able to stop them, but we can try to slow them down a bit.
I value liberty, and I also
value equality. Right now both are under fire because of the extreme imbalance of influence that exists between the average Joe and the rich.
It must be addressed.
Liberty dictates that people are free...
to use their money as the desire. Anything else is NOT liberty.
We've already compromised this far to much.
Without being equal in the eyes of our representatives
our liberties are constantly at risk from the highest bidder.
That is an untenable situation and should be avoided.
When were we ever equal in teh yesuys of our representative
Never. Not in 239 years! It's not a realistic proposition.
Anyway we're at an impasse. If you're not with me you're against me.
I don't think we should give up
on it just because it's difficult.
In any case, our liberty has not been complete in those 239 years, either.
Our liberty has not been complete in those 239 years, either
True. I want more liberty, not less.
I don't oppose your idea because it's difficult; I oppose it because it's wrong.
(NT) It seems we just disagree on this issue, Ed.