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  •  The real poison (1+ / 0-)
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    citylights

    is corporations work 24/7 on legislative advantages while the electorate simply waits to vote. The ballot box has lost relevance since all politicians must pass legislation to survive. That is their job. The voting merely legitimizes the poison that is dished out.

    •  Don't think it's so much a matter of "lost" as of (2+ / 0-)
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      muddy boots, Icicle68

      not having yet attained the power to govern. It was only in 1971 that all adult citizens were enfranchised. It was only in 1971 that our currency was loosed from the bands of gold, which had made credible the notion that money is naturally scarce. It was only in 1947 that "sovereign immunity" was tossed out and several decades later that court cases actually demonstrated the significance of making public officials liable for their negligence and malfeasance. Richard Nixons claim that "when the President does it, it's not a crime," harkened back to a legal regimen that actually existed when he entered public life. It is unfortunate that Nixon was allowed to resign. He should have been tried so the principle of accountability could have been fully tested. Nixon's resignation set a bad precedent of which we hear echoes in the pervasive habit of corporations entering pleas of no-contest and walking away from malfeasance by paying a fine. Violations of law by artificial bodies should result in their dissolution. Capital punishment for capital corps.

      We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

      by hannah on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 01:51:13 AM PDT

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