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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-09-09 06:43 PM
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12. Madison argued that the larger faction should be protected from the smaller faction
Edited on Wed Dec-09-09 06:47 PM by brentspeak
Corporations are hardly representative of "the larger republic". But you're on the same page as Clarence Thomas when it comes to interpreting Federalist #10 as advocating for lessened liberty to thereby preserve corporate lobbying: http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?navby=...
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  -Yes or no: Amend the Constitution to make illegal any corporate lobbying of elected officials? brentspeak  Dec-09-09 06:23 PM   #0 
  - It's the money that's the problem. nt  Deep13   Dec-09-09 06:26 PM   #1 
  - It's always about the money. Everything is about the money. nt  gateley   Dec-09-09 06:30 PM   #6 
  - Well this is an easy poll.  Forkboy   Dec-09-09 06:27 PM   #2 
  - Usually the ones with the most money are! n/t  doc03   Dec-09-09 06:30 PM   #5 
     - No doubt there.  Forkboy   Dec-09-09 06:33 PM   #8 
  - Bwah! Talk about a push poll! I wish it wasn't just a pipe dream. nt  gateley   Dec-09-09 06:28 PM   #3 
  - Push poll much?  jefferson_dem   Dec-09-09 06:29 PM   #4 
  - Madison argued that the larger faction should be protected from the smaller faction  brentspeak   Dec-09-09 06:43 PM   #12 
  - "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all corporate persons are created equal, that they...  Faryn Balyncd   Dec-09-09 06:31 PM   #7 
  - Repeal the first amendment?  HiFructosePronSyrup   Dec-09-09 06:34 PM   #9 
  - I don't think you want to do awa y with lobbyists. Nor do I think you could!  napi21   Dec-09-09 06:37 PM   #10 
  - In IL  loyalkydem   Dec-09-09 06:42 PM   #11 
  - It could be workable, as long as  brentspeak   Dec-09-09 06:49 PM   #13 
  - What a loaded poll  harkadog   Dec-09-09 07:24 PM   #14 
  - This is a push poll I can agree with -- it pretty much speaks for itself, doesn't it? ;) nt  glitch   Dec-09-09 07:30 PM   #15 
  - Interesting to see who the pro corporate lobbyists are in the replies  Dragonfli   Dec-09-09 08:29 PM   #16 
  - Honestly.. i'm not sure  RoadRage   Dec-09-09 08:33 PM   #17 
  - I would think it would require recission of the doctrine of Corporate "Personhood".  Trillo   Dec-09-09 08:47 PM   #18 
  - No. Corporations have no rights, so no amendment is needed.  jgraz   Dec-09-09 08:55 PM   #19 
 

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