OF THE PEOPLE,
BY THE PARTIES
AND FOR THE PACS
We do not live in a democracy. We live in a carefully controlled republic. We are not allowed to vote for laws, but only representatives. Representatives whose campaign funds come from Political Action Committees (PACs).
CORPORATIONS AND UNIONS ARE PROHIBITED
FROM CONTRIBUTING DIRECTLY TO POLITICIANS.
PACs are the lobbyists of big business and unions. The contributions to them are unlimited. The contributions of each PAC to the campaign funds of our so‑called representatives are limited to $10,000.00 for each campaign per candidate, compared to contributions from individuals which are limited to $1,000.00 for the primary election and $1,000.00 for the general election per candidate. There is no limit to the number of PACs a candidate can accept funds from. Consequently, businesses and unions can, by contributing to several PACs, give as much financial support as they want to a candidate. PACs are nothing but legalized bribery. When 75% to 85% of a candidate’s campaign funds come from outside of the candidate’s home state, where are the allegiances of your representatives?
In 1990, the last year that statistics were made available on PACs by
the federal government, there were over 4,000 PACs and the contributions to
candidates amounted to over $159 million.
Did they get their money’s worth?
The consumer pays exorbitant prices for medicine, other necessities and
mandatory automobile insurance; and is forced to purchase foods with toxic
additives. Think about the jobs that are
exported from the
In spite of the pollution and danger to our health, it took twenty‑three years from the time unleaded gasoline first became available until leaded gasoline was taken off the market. Why? Because the oil companies with huge stockpiles of lead were not ready to have leaded gasoline outlawed.
Religious and non‑religious private colleges have PACs for obtaining grants, loans and other favors. And, you thought we had separation of church and state.
The so‑called art world has PACs. Most citizens do not want to see the garbage that our tax dollars support.
Even foreign governments have PACs.
They have more say in our government than we citizens do. The
2001 January 21 United States Supreme Court decision, ruling that corporations and unions can spend freely from their treasuries to run political ads for or against specific candidates.
GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PARTIES AND FOR THE PACS
by Robert A Kroboth WWW.CitizenGadfly.Com
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Is life so dear
or peace so sweet
as to be purchased
at the price of
chains and slavery?
Forbid it, Almighty God!
I know not what course
others may take;
but as for me,
give me liberty
or give me death!
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