It’s crazy how many people didn’t read that they wanted to give an exemption to media corporations. I wonder why Democrats would want only the media to be able to comment on elections...
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:Vaguely skimmed it, admittedly. Why, did I get something wrong?
Yeah, I got the big headline parts. What did I get wrong? No, I certainly don't trust "Congress and the states" to "Implement and enforce this article by appropriate legislation".Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:
SECTION 1. To advance democratic self-government and political equality for all, and to protect the integrity of government and the electoral process, Congress and the States may regulate and set limits on the raising and spending of money by candidates and others to influence elections.
SECTION 2. Congress and the States shall have power to implement and enforce this article by appropriate legislation, and may distinguish between natural persons and corporations or other artificial entities created by law, including by prohibiting such entities from spending money to influence elections.
SECTION 3. Nothing in this article shall be construed to grant Congress or the States the power to abridge the freedom of the press.
Well, we all know why the media will be shilling this. Unless you have a cable channel/published newspaper/etc. you aren't "the press". And they will be free to shill the ever-loving fuck out of their chosen candidate A and utterly shun and silence their opponent B. So unless an individual person has enough money to afford to put out ads for candidate B, they will get no press whatsoever. Because if people pool money together to put out an ad, it's a corporation not individual people and as such would be illegal. Plus anybody who tried to report on B would be slandered as "Russians" unless they have the government approved "press license" so they can prove they are part of the press and allowed to speak.SECTION 3. Nothing in this article shall be construed to grant Congress or the States the power to abridge the freedom of the press.
That's true. It becomes stacked in favour of the government.I have hard time seeing how limiting the campaign funding is equal to limiting your ability to speak your mind. If something it just levels the playing field in such a fashion that the game is not totally rigged in the favor of the rich.
So, it is a market, only a ...erm... social market? Basically, what you are suggesting is syndicalism.Ok give your autistic ratings but here the solution....
The most you can do is take care of your family and those who done most good for you.
No matter what legalisation gets passed most folks here say it either complicate things or well meaning but can be abused.
This system cannot be fixed. Only replaced.
What you can do is form self sufficient mutual assist collectives at the personal level. If folks were not reliant on the market and not reliant on the state but each other then both these corporations and the state would starve due to your withdraw.
Take twitter. If every one on twitter took all their followers and formed their own forums instead then twitter would vanish. This is fragmentation from bottom up. Same applies in real world. By creating self sustaining and separate communities and separate micro economies a bottom up fragmentation would occur and erase the system multinational and the likes of Epstein rely on for power.