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clarquistador Donating Member (49 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-03-06 01:32 PM
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***Should foreign lobbies operating in United States be banned?***
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Edited on Sun Dec-03-06 02:02 PM by clarquistador
I never understood how lobbies with loyalty to foreign powers are permitted to have the kind of awesome power they have nowadays in DC. They don't represent American interests at all, so they should have little-to-no say over how the United States conducts it's foreign and domestic policies.

And I don't understand why people defend them.

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  -***Should foreign lobbies operating in United States be banned?*** clarquistador  Dec-03-06 01:32 PM   #0 
  - What Organizations Do Have In Mind, Sir?  The Magistrate   Dec-03-06 01:37 PM   #1 
  - But what if they have ties to foreign powers, doesn't that bother you?  clarquistador   Dec-03-06 01:44 PM   #2 
     - Very Little Bothers Me, Sir  The Magistrate   Dec-03-06 01:49 PM   #3 
     - Well it bothers me...  clarquistador   Dec-03-06 02:10 PM   #13 
        - Than You Should Relax, Sir  The Magistrate   Dec-03-06 02:20 PM   #23 
     - Money should be disconnected from it  OzarkDem   Dec-03-06 02:18 PM   #19 
        - Agreed. n/t  clarquistador   Dec-03-06 02:19 PM   #22 
  - do you have the same concerns about US "lobbies" - in the form of military bases, corporations, etc.  jilln   Dec-03-06 01:49 PM   #4 
  - Chambers of Commerce  clarquistador   Dec-03-06 02:05 PM   #9 
     - I don't agree  OzarkDem   Dec-03-06 02:23 PM   #24 
        - I think you misunderstand....  clarquistador   Dec-03-06 02:28 PM   #26 
  - Shall we also do away with foreign embassies?  blondeatlast   Dec-03-06 01:52 PM   #5 
  - Embassies are diplomatic entities  clarquistador   Dec-03-06 02:00 PM   #7 
  - there are disclosure laws per lobbying efforts on behalf of foreign  salin   Dec-03-06 01:54 PM   #6 
  - The regulations are ridiculous  clarquistador   Dec-03-06 02:02 PM   #8 
  - I think ALL lobbies should be banned. (Lobbies = Bribes)  file83   Dec-03-06 02:05 PM   #10 
  - Right on.....  clarquistador   Dec-03-06 02:06 PM   #11 
  - You favor revoking the right of citizens to petition  geek tragedy   Dec-03-06 02:11 PM   #14 
  - Beat me to it. nt  blondeatlast   Dec-03-06 02:14 PM   #16 
  - Of course not!! Individual citizens should be the only "entities" allowed to petition  file83   Dec-03-06 02:19 PM   #21 
     - Frightening.  cali   Dec-03-06 02:54 PM   #28 
        - What is more frightening is how you reached a conclusion that could NOT have  file83   Dec-04-06 04:28 PM   #32 
  - Careful there--"lobbying" simply means organizers attempting  blondeatlast   Dec-03-06 02:14 PM   #15 
     - Money should not be involved in lobbying  clarquistador   Dec-03-06 02:15 PM   #17 
     - With that, I unequivocally agree. No free lunches, and then some. nt  blondeatlast   Dec-03-06 02:19 PM   #20 
     - Citizen lobby AS individuals should obviously be allowed, but everything else  file83   Dec-03-06 02:16 PM   #18 
        - I understand your feeling, but--we have to be careful about such a restriction.  blondeatlast   Dec-03-06 02:24 PM   #25 
  - yes. so should domestic lobbies.  leftofthedial   Dec-03-06 02:07 PM   #12 
  - Yep. Let's get rid of the evil Sierra Club and the Natural  cali   Dec-03-06 02:55 PM   #29 
     - let's limit all requests for legislation  leftofthedial   Dec-03-06 03:48 PM   #30 
  - No lobby should be banned.  igil   Dec-03-06 02:39 PM   #27 
  - All lobbyists should be banned!  MasonJar   Dec-03-06 05:33 PM   #31 

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