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More Than A Feeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-30-05 06:40 PM
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BAN the corporate selling of personal information!
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Edited on Wed Mar-30-05 07:17 PM by Heaven and Earth
In the Democratic Party, I think that there is a consensus that government and other outside parties have no business telling people how to live their lives if it doesn't hurt anybody else, because there should be a trust that people can make the best decisions for themselves. It is this kind of thinking that underlies our support for choice as well as gay rights.

However, there is another issue that we should take on, one that could be very rewarding, both for the american people and at the ballot box.

The Democratic Party should come out in favor of a ban on the corporate selling of personal information

This is something everyone can relate to. Noone likes the idea of faceless companies trading intimate details about their lives, or using them to target advertising. There is no confidence that companies have enough security to protect that information from criminal hands, therefore, it should be impossible to store up massive databases of information through buying it, centralized locations that are easily targeted.

I believe that around this issue we can bring liberals, libertarians, and true conservatives together in a coalition to put an end to this disgusting practice. The only people who won't like this are the corporate shills, ie the Republican party, who will have lost their majority on this issue.

Its a big idea that should be broadly popular. We haven't had too many of those. It's worth a try.
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