reply to post by newsaddict
So what's the solution people?
Anyone ever heard of the Tillman Act of 1907?
Tillman Act of 1907
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
The Tillman Act of 1907 (34 Stat. 864) (January 26, 1907) was the first legislation in the United States prohibiting monetary contribution to national
political campaigns by corporations.
Following the presidential election of 1904, charges were made against the victor, Theodore Roosevelt, regarding his acceptance of corporate
contributions to his campaign. In response, Roosevelt in his annual address to Congress in 1905 called for the prohibition of such contributions:
All contributions by corporations to any political committee or for any political purpose should be forbidden by law; directors should not be
permitted to use stockholders' money for such purposes; and, moreover, a prohibition of this kind would be, as far as it went, an effective method of
stopping the evils aimed at in corrupt practices acts. Not only should both the National and the several State Legislatures forbid any officer of a
corporation from using the money of the corporation in or about any election, but they should also forbid such use of money in connection with any
legislation save by the employment of counsel in public manner for distinctly legal services.
Roosevelt repeated his call in the report to Congress for 1906, saying "I again recommend a law prohibiting all corporations from contributing to the
campaign expenses of any party. Such a bill has already passed one House of Congress. Let individuals contribute as they desire; but let us prohibit
in effective fashion all corporations from making contributions for any political purpose, directly or indirectly."
The problem is the so called Super PACs. they are like an election committee, except they do not have to abide by the same rules. The real problem
here is Attorneys at Law holding Public Office, in violation of the
Act No. 280, March 12, 1819, which was Voted, En Bloc, the "lost" Original 13 Amendment.
This Article of Amendment added an enforceable strict penalty, i.e., inability to hold office and loss of citizenship, for violations of the
already existing constitutional prohibition in Article 1, Section 9, Clause 8 on titles of nobility and other conflicts of citizenship interest, such
as accepting emoluments of any kind for services or favors rendered or to be rendered, and is particularly applicable today in the 21st Century as
government is increasingly FOR SALE to the highest bidder, as foreign nations and multinational corporations and individuals compete to line the
pockets of politicians and political parties to accommodate and purchase protection or privilege for their special interests, i.e. with honors, such
as money or allowing dual-citizenships.
In terms familiar to the common man, this might quite properly be called the use of bribes and graft by individuals and powers foreign, i.e. external,
to the Congress of the United States to subvert the constitutional process and suborn our political system and the interests of WE THE PEOPLE.
When Lawyers sit in Public Office, they are in such a position to change, or circumvent current laws, and as many belong to a Lobby, laws can me
easily overturned also. Look at how that sneaky little minion Carl Rover manipulated the law to get that Patriot Act passed, and force a war with
Iraq, even though Bin Laden was a Saudi Royal.
The solution? Fire them all, and start over. No person holding license to practice law shall be able to hold public office, except a Judge, Circuit or
Justice. Make the Congress and Hose, and Senate consist of common people, from all walks of life. Make the term last 4 years, and no more.
Give each a stipend, and a staff, and the use of a plane for meetings and such. Any member caught taking a bribe shall be shot at Sunrise, no
exceptions. Anyone providing such a bribe shall also be shot.
When a candidate runs for POTUS, campaign funds shall come from Grass Roots sources only, and shall have 5 television spots free, and there shall be
debates that include all candidates. There should be a total end to the political "party" system, the ballot should list the man or woman running,
and that's it. Anyone who had 5 States behind them shall be on the ballot.
The Federal Reserve Banking Cartel, et all, shall be disbanded and have all assets seized by the Treasury Dept., as with all Central Banks bases in
the US. The Treasury Dept. is the only lawful entity charged with the coining of money and the payment of America's debts. Money shall be based on
precious metals at current market value, and shall never incur interest. Health Care for every American can be had by expanding Medicare and allowing
a buy in.