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SHOULD WE HAVE CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM ?

http://www.youdebate.com/DEBATES/CAMPAIGN_FINANCE.HTM

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Posts: 31 | Posted: 10:59 AM on May 2, 2002 | IP
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Yes.  Our country is in a state of moral and economic decrease.  We're in trouble....


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Posts: 438 | Posted: 4:35 PM on September 25, 2002 | IP
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Absolutely we need campaign finance reform.  Politics in this country are run by money... Historically this has always been the case.  Through the years it has evolved and been modernized and masked.  In the beginning of this country you were only allowed to vote if you owned a certain amount of land.  The land was passed down to generations and the sale of land was regulated, certain people always had control.  Large corporations and rich special interest buy off our politicians, and push for regulations that keep them in control.  Its no wonder people are loosing faith in the vote.
 


Posts: 5 | Posted: 7:11 PM on October 9, 2002 | IP
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anyway to reconcile mcCain-Feingold with the 1st amendment?


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Posts: 789 | Posted: 10:26 PM on October 9, 2002 | IP
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I am far from knowledgeable about this subject. maybe someone could give me the low-down. My understanding is, people who want reform say there is too much money pouring in from corps and special interest groups and of course it is polluting the democratic process and leading to messed up public and foreign policy. Those against it say it violates the first amendment, because money is a form of free expression. I am not sure what I think, but my gut tells me throwing money at the government isn't really freedom of expression. I mean, it may be free expression, but because it so grossly infringes on the freedom of others (people without money), it shouldn't count as 1st ammendment. i said that badly, what i mean is, it doesn't infringe, but it limits. it makes their power/say so negligible that it basically invalidates the entire process. we all have a vote, but that vote means squat compared to all this money they're throwing around. i think there should be like one big federal fund taken from taxes for campaigning that all candidates take equally from, and that's it. Nothing else. besides, they never say anything intelligent on those negative ads. i always have to do my own research to know anything about candidates.


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Posts: 292 | Posted: 12:16 PM on October 20, 2002 | IP
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I think we would all agree that CFR boils down to the fact that it is wrong to be able to "buy" an election.  Money,Money,Money!
But it can be narrowed down a little further than that: what do the candidates spend most of the money on?  Television Ads.
I think that the media should do its part (since they love to talk about politicians buying their way into office) to make sure that all "quality" candidates have an equal chance.

Would it hurt CBS, NBC, ABC to give these "poor" candidates a few 30-second ads per week?

As for limiting the amount of money the "big boys" Reps & Dems  can spend on their campaigns, it will never happen, and in my opinion, it shouldn't.  
They may be "crooked", but even the crooked are guaranteed their freedom of speech!
A right that should never be taken away, for any reason!


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Posts: 110 | Posted: 02:51 AM on November 28, 2002 | IP
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statistics prove that candidates with the most money win elections. period.


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Posts: 971 | Posted: 1:25 PM on December 1, 2002 | IP
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Bloomberg bought his position as mayor in NY.
 


Posts: 193 | Posted: 8:44 PM on December 1, 2002 | IP
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Well, I don't believe you can tell a candidate how much money they can spend on their campaign. (1st Amendment)
I think the solution is to help the "smaller" candidates.


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Posts: 110 | Posted: 02:06 AM on December 3, 2002 | IP
    
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