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1932 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 06:07 AM
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48. Do you think the cap on contributions to federal candidates violates free speech rights?
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  -Edwards Would Ban Lobbyists' Donations rodeodance  Oct-14-07 08:52 AM   #0 
  - He's decided to go negative, and give up hoping for the VP slot?  MethuenProgressive   Oct-14-07 09:16 AM   #1 
  - Edwards is absolutely right  shireen   Oct-14-07 09:30 AM   #2 
  - Do you not agree with the issue?  Inspired   Oct-14-07 09:57 AM   #4 
     - He can't support an issue without going negative?  MethuenProgressive   Oct-14-07 10:07 AM   #5 
        - Calling this "going negative" is a sort of cowardly way to avoid the issue and facts.  1932   Oct-14-07 05:14 PM   #23 
  - Edwards is the only candidate that can get away with saying this stuff while remaining or increasing  w4rma   Oct-14-07 09:48 AM   #3 
  - "increasing his competitiveness"?  MethuenProgressive   Oct-14-07 10:09 AM   #6 
     - Edwards polls #1 in all or most all general election polls. (nt)  w4rma   Oct-14-07 10:14 AM   #8 
        - A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes  DemocratSinceBirth   Oct-14-07 10:18 AM   #9 
           - I scanned through the polls, and what do you know: I am right. (nt)  w4rma   Oct-14-07 10:22 AM   #11 
              - I Suggest You Put On Your Reading Glasses  DemocratSinceBirth   Oct-14-07 10:29 AM   #12 
                 - How many of the polls don't show Edwards doing best against Repubicans?  1932   Oct-14-07 05:16 PM   #24 
                    - And the discussion ends right there...  AmBlue   Oct-15-07 03:44 PM   #52 
  - Unconstitutional  MonkeyFunk   Oct-14-07 10:11 AM   #7 
  - Bribery is not protected speech.  TroubleMan   Oct-14-07 03:40 PM   #20 
  - It's not just giving money to politicians  MonkeyFunk   Oct-14-07 06:10 PM   #29 
     - The SC also ruled for State Secrets Privilege in United States vs. Reynolds  SimpleTrend   Oct-14-07 07:44 PM   #32 
        - Well one has nothing to do with the other....  MonkeyFunk   Oct-14-07 07:52 PM   #33 
           - Timeline of Corporate Personhood  SimpleTrend   Oct-14-07 08:03 PM   #34 
              - That's not a ruling  MonkeyFunk   Oct-14-07 08:06 PM   #35 
                 - They can marry each other,  SimpleTrend   Oct-14-07 08:13 PM   #38 
                    - Use whatever words you like  MonkeyFunk   Oct-14-07 08:16 PM   #39 
                       - Be specific -- what's "wrong" according to Monkeyfunk  SimpleTrend   Oct-14-07 08:27 PM   #41 
                          - Again  MonkeyFunk   Oct-14-07 09:12 PM   #43 
                             - Currently corporations are superior to humans.  SimpleTrend   Oct-14-07 10:35 PM   #47 
  - The right to give money to politicians is subject to a lot of limitations, and limiting the right of  1932   Oct-14-07 05:18 PM   #25 
     - But the restriction being discussed isn't  MonkeyFunk   Oct-14-07 06:12 PM   #30 
        - Read the whole link.  SimpleTrend   Oct-14-07 08:10 PM   #37 
           - I was reading  MonkeyFunk   Oct-14-07 08:18 PM   #40 
              - And there is the full circle of the circular logic,  SimpleTrend   Oct-14-07 08:32 PM   #42 
              - And yet  MonkeyFunk   Oct-14-07 09:15 PM   #45 
                 - $2300 -- Most people cannot afford to give a candidate that kind of money.  SimpleTrend   Oct-14-07 10:22 PM   #46 
              - You have to register with the gov't to be a lobbyist. People who write letters to their Senators  1932   Oct-15-07 06:11 AM   #49 
  - Good luck with him getting that through the House and Senate  NoPasaran   Oct-14-07 10:20 AM   #10 
  - Good luck to him convincing Americans to convince their congressional reps to press for this?  1932   Oct-14-07 05:19 PM   #26 
  - Lobbyist money during the campaign isn't the problem.  MGKrebs   Oct-14-07 10:44 AM   #13 
  - One step at a time...  Yael   Oct-14-07 03:35 PM   #18 
     - Misguided is misguided, now or later.  MGKrebs   Oct-14-07 04:56 PM   #22 
  - "the poster child for what's wrong in American politics today"  maximusveritas   Oct-14-07 10:46 AM   #14 
  - I am not following this  Yael   Oct-14-07 03:36 PM   #19 
     - Oh, now that's not really honest, is it?  MGKrebs   Oct-14-07 06:01 PM   #28 
     - How has she financed the vast bulk  MonkeyFunk   Oct-14-07 09:13 PM   #44 
  - Kicked and Recommended!! n/t  StephenB48   Oct-14-07 02:20 PM   #15 
  - K&R  Catchawave   Oct-14-07 03:26 PM   #16 
  - It is an election, not an auction -- JRE  Yael   Oct-14-07 03:34 PM   #17 
  - he'll lose that fight  Capn Sunshine   Oct-14-07 03:43 PM   #21 
  - Do you think it's a fight that we should never take up?  1932   Oct-14-07 05:20 PM   #27 
     - What fight is that? That lobbyists give up their right to free speech?  MGKrebs   Oct-14-07 07:28 PM   #31 
        - Do you think the cap on contributions to federal candidates violates free speech rights?  1932   Oct-15-07 06:07 AM   #48 
           - Not sure, but at least it applies to everybody.  MGKrebs   Oct-15-07 06:31 AM   #51 
  - what an idiot  democratsin08   Oct-14-07 08:09 PM   #36 
     - He's never accepted a dollar from lobbyists.  1932   Oct-15-07 06:12 AM   #50 
 

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