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Re: The Time of the Libertarian is Coming
Reply #10 - Sep 9th, 2018 at 3:27am
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Jeff wrote on Sep 6th, 2018 at 6:22pm:
How? What's your plan? Have you identified all the sycophants? Who are they?

Who are you saying should be pursed and killed?


Lobbyists my friend. In every way we should market party as being against political corruption in any form. Hilariously Lobbyists were created to curtail corruption, but all it did was bring it out into the open and make it legal.

Political contributions shouldn't equal legislation.
  

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Re: The Time of the Libertarian is Coming
Reply #11 - Sep 9th, 2018 at 9:09am
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Andrew_Armao wrote on Sep 9th, 2018 at 3:27am:
Lobbyists my friend. In every way we should market party as being against political corruption in any form. Hilariously Lobbyists were created to curtail corruption, but all it did was bring it out into the open and make it legal.

Political contributions shouldn't equal legislation.
The only solution for corruption is to limit the government so that there is nothing (or almost nothing) worth lobbying for.

When our national government had nothing to offer but positions as Postmasters and collectors of tariffs in our seaports, the jobs were political plums that were lobbied for and sold for votes or large "donations".

Every increase in the size and scope of government created new and more lucrative opportunities for corruption.

Ignoring the limits on the taxing power and "interpreting" the commerce and general welfare clauses as general powers made it certain that unlimited corruption would follow unlimited government.

Lobbyists are also paid to try to buy protection from laws/regulations that punish certain businesses or activities selectively, which is another failure of unlimited government, the failure to apply laws equally.
  
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