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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-04 03:49 AM
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5. Remember it is ILLEGAL for foreign contributions to the US
This is a HUGE double standard. The US Government, groups and individuals spend huge amounts of money influencing others, often against the laws of that country.

Remember the giant stink over the Chinese and Clinton/Gore.

From the FEC.

The Prohibition

The Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) prohibits any foreign national from contributing, donating or spending funds in connection with any federal, state, or local election in the United States, either directly or indirectly. It is also unlawful to help foreign nationals violate that ban or to solicit, receive or accept contributions or donations from them. Persons who knowingly and willfully engage in these activities may be subject to fines and/or imprisonment.

Who is a Foreign National?

The following groups and individuals are considered foreign nationals and are, therefore, subject to the prohibition:

Foreign governments;

Foreign political parties;

Foreign corporations;

Foreign associations;

Foreign partnerships;

Individuals with foreign citizenship; and

Immigrants who do not have a green card.
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  - Not surprising  cavanaghjam   Dec-12-04 01:21 AM   #1 
  - over 5% of a billion... and that's not interference???  VivaKerry   Dec-12-04 01:48 AM   #2 
  - He is trying to remake the entire world in his sick image  proudbluestater   Dec-12-04 02:11 AM   #3 
  - Couldn't that money have been...  aikido15   Dec-12-04 03:23 AM   #4 
  - Remember it is ILLEGAL for foreign contributions to the US  bullimiami   Dec-12-04 03:49 AM   #5 
  - PNAC!!! N/T  coreystone   Dec-12-04 03:53 AM   #6 
  - Yes. They're acting upon PNAC page by page.  neweurope   Dec-12-04 04:15 AM   #7 
  - trying to build democracy worldwide  4MoronicYears   Dec-12-04 06:10 AM   #8 
  - Promoting democracy is always a good thing  allemand   Dec-12-04 06:49 AM   #9 
  - Democracy?  Massachusetts   Dec-12-04 07:36 AM   #10 
  - Duplicate  Moderator   Dec-12-04 08:27 AM   #11 

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