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  •  Tell me why I should not HR this clueless (2+ / 0-)
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    tb mare, Musial

    and contentless attempt at distraction.

    Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

    by Mokurai on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 09:45:45 AM PDT

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    •  I wouldn't say he's clueless (3+ / 0-)
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      Musial, mightymouse, Cartoon Messiah

      but TED is by and for the elite.  The real problem isn't that their big money is tainting the republic, it is that we allow them to cheat and steal their way to such obscenely huge wealth in the first place.  Their wealth is built on the toil of thousands who haven't seen a real wage increase in decades despite massively increasing productivity and profits.

    •  Read the follow up and another comment below (1+ / 0-)
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      mightymouse

      which seemed more than enough with the links. But point taken. If you're not a lawyer this is going to take something from you, and if you are a lawyer it's going to take something from you. If you study the constitution you know that that system ended in 2006. We saw this before when Dred Scott made slavery national, leading to a civil war. At that time people thought the North should adopt slavery to save the Union. Lessig's remedies are similarly inconsistent with the constitution.  

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