Date registered: Sep 2004
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Location: Planet Houston
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Not that there is no corruption, but that is similar on German election financing.
Large corporate contributions are simply illegal.
IMO, the US is in dire need of a viable third party.
None of the present players deserve anyone's vote.
It is more than the need for a third party. The US has never had more than two viable parties at any given time, and the reason is back to the proportional democracy thing. Proportional democracy gives small parties a way to grow, winner take all does not. We need a serious restructing of the US Constitution. But that reminds me of what my grandfather used to say, there is a mechanism in the COTUS for holding a Constitutional Convention. It has never been done, and the reason it has never been done according to old granddad, is that everyone knows it would end in civil war.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address