posted on May, 26 2014 @ 05:41 PM
The Op has asked 3 questions and here is my take on them, then I will give an answer:
The first question is: Is if we agree that there needs to be a release of the nation by the stranglehold of corporate interest and a politics
dominated by big money.
The second question is: That there is a privacy that is violated by government and big business, and that such needs to be reversed, with the privacy
of the individual needs to be restored and strengthened.
The third and final questions: Should the individual consumers have the right to make fully informed choices about the food, drink and drugs they
Here are the answers I have for said questions and the reasons behind them.
In answer to the first question: The way it is asked, the answer is no. The reason is that, like any law, can be abused, and used against people.
The best case example, is as someone brought up, would be say a union. What if everyone in a business were to donate money to one candidate, then
under a law like that, the business would be penalized, as it would give the appearance that it is donating as one organization to one political
candidate. And like all laws, there would be those that seek to exploit and abuse for their advantage. Unions would argue that they should be exempt
as they are not a business or a corporation but a collection of people. Other organizations would do the same, and it would turn out to be going from
one set of donors to another and end up getting to be messy in the end.
And what about the owners of said businesses, would you deny them their rights to participate in the political process? Would you deny say Paris
Hilton from donating to a political candidate, all cause she is owner of a corporation?
In answer to the second question, if I understand it: No. there is always going to be a violation of privacy. If you want absolute privacy for the
person, then it stands to reason, that what a person donates to a political candidate can not be on public display. Nor can it be held against them.
And by allowing for a greater privacy would ultimately also work against the interest of business, as now they would not be able to suggest products
to a target demographic, or an individual. Would you deny a person the right to make a choice, or even hear about said choice?
The answer to number 3: How much more information does a person need? Having general information is a good thing, but more and more, people choose
to ignore said information. And whose fault is it? The company/organization providing the information, or those who choose to ignore the