The Gross National Debt

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Demanding a double standard

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Government can take your money, by force, and give it to whomever the government wishes. If you object, tough. Gonna happen anyway.

If you attempt to give money to these same people, you will be arrested.

Explain the logic behind that.

My request for enlightenment applies to Damnocrats, Reboobicans, Cantservatives and Liarberals because they all support this double standard system. Explain please.

Lemme take this in a more specific direction.

Under federal law, a candidate for president can draw taxpayer dollars to help fund a campaign for office. There is a voluntary checkoff on your tax return to contribute to this fund. But this voluntary fund has pretty much never generated the amount of money that goes out to candidates.

In other words, you subsidize campaigns for people running for president whether you like them or not.

In other words, a candidate for president can take your tax dollars and use it to run for office. There is a limit on how much he can take. But he can do it, whether you like it or not.

In the past, your tax dollars have gone to support racists, socialists, idiots, rightists, leftists, other idiots, peaceniks, war hawks, different idiots and maybe the candidate you supported.

These politicians tapping the taxpayer well do have a limit on what they can draw. That limit is well above what you can directly give a candidate.

In other words, a politician can legally take your tax dollars, at lot of 'em, to run for office. But, if you give that same politician your money and if you give too much you can be arrested.

Why?

It's your money. Should you should be able to give it to whomever you wish and in whatever amounts you wish when it comes to a political campaign? Should government have the right to tell you where to send and spend your money?

In Citizens United, the Supreme Court justly kicked a set of campaign contribution laws to the curb. Now another legal challenge is headed to the Supremes. This one aims to eliminate the contribution limits for a person and a politician. As Jeffery Toobin says, SCOTUS is likely to kick the law limiting contributions to the curb as well.

I certainly hope so.

You should be able to spend your money as you see fit when it comes to supporting a politician's bid to be elected.

Anyone who objects to that should be viewed with much suspicion. Ask them what they are hiding and what they are afraid of. Ask them why your tax dollars can be taken by force, but it's illegal for you to do the same thing.

Don't expect a cogent reply.

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