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Reply #40 - Jun 1st, 2017 at 4:57pm
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Don_G wrote on Jun 1st, 2017 at 11:48am:
It goes with your greedy capitalist system of government.
That's what George Soros is trying to do? Establish a system of greedy crony capitalism Everywhere in America? Are you sure...
  
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Reply #41 - Jun 1st, 2017 at 9:19pm
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Jeff wrote on Jun 1st, 2017 at 8:12am:
I just can't seem to see it as a good idea to have rich people who don't live in my district swaying the election of a District Attorney who's only authority is in my district.


It's not a good idea in that having no limitations on gift-giving will have bad results for the majority of people.

It's not about good and bad ideas; it's about rights.

If I have a thousand dollars and I want to give you a thousand dollars I have a right to do that. Substitute any amount. Any reason. My money. My property. End of story.
  

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Re: Is this sort of thing legal?
Reply #42 - Jun 2nd, 2017 at 7:32am
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The Opposition wrote on Jun 1st, 2017 at 9:19pm:
It's not a good idea in that having no limitations on gift-giving will have bad results for the majority of people.

I don't want anybody in my district to be limited in their donations to candidates for office in my district, I just don't want people from outside my district influencing the election of people who's authority is entirely within my district.

Soros is welcome to try to get any District Attorney he wants elected in his district.
  
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Re: Is this sort of thing legal?
Reply #43 - Jun 2nd, 2017 at 12:40pm
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The Opposition wrote on Jun 1st, 2017 at 9:19pm:
It's not about good and bad ideas; it's about rights.



It's a part of your capitalist system. Demand your rights but never consider how those rights infringe on the rights of your fellow citizens. That's another example of social responsibility being ignored in the US.
  
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Reply #44 - Jun 7th, 2017 at 12:01pm
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merkelstan wrote on May 19th, 2017 at 9:29am:
One argument in favor of Soros is that donating to political campaigns is an excercise of political speech.

That's a bit of an odd theory, imo.  To me political speech is being able to say, write what you think.

One might counter with the argument that the ability to spread your thoughts is also part of speech, and that costs money.

This seems to be another instance where an egalitarian ideal of democracy (one man, one vote) is in conflict with the ideal of liberty (unrestricted speech).


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Reply #45 - Jun 7th, 2017 at 12:04pm
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Don_G wrote on Jun 2nd, 2017 at 12:40pm:
It's a part of your capitalist system. Demand your rights but never consider how those rights infringe on the rights of your fellow citizens. That's another example of social responsibility being ignored in the US.


As for your view of capitalism, buy a book and do some reading because you don't know what you are talking about.  Capitalism is economic freedom and all market participants have equal rights.

As for "social responsibility," that is something to be given, not taken by force.  Positive rights are an oxymoron because the "rights" of one inherently infringe on the rights of others.
  

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Re: Is this sort of thing legal?
Reply #46 - Jun 7th, 2017 at 12:05pm
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The Opposition wrote on Jun 1st, 2017 at 9:19pm:
It's not a good idea in that having no limitations on gift-giving will have bad results for the majority of people.

It's not about good and bad ideas; it's about rights.

If I have a thousand dollars and I want to give you a thousand dollars I have a right to do that. Substitute any amount. Any reason. My money. My property. End of story.


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