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house Bill H. Joint Res. 126

Should There Be a Mandatory Public Campaign Finance System?

Argument in favor

The Citizens United decision allowed an influx of corporate money into elections, making politics a game in which whomever has the most cash wins and making public policy beholden to corporate interests. Overturning Citizens United will lower the cost of elections and restore political power to voters.

Bobbi's Opinion
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11/06/2018
This is one of the few things that could save our democracy from extremists.
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burrkitty's Opinion
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11/07/2018
Our representatives “ought to be dependent on the people alone.” -Federalist No. 52 James Madison February 8, 1788. Corporations and superPACs are not people. They cannot bleed or die or mourn. They are constructs. Constructs can’t vote and have no business donating money to politics.
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Adam's Opinion
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11/06/2018
This amendment is ESSENTIAL to ensuring a free and fair democracy. American democracy is currently caught in a feedback loop of corruption and apathy. The corruption has its own feedback loop between lawmakers and special interests.
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Argument opposed

Citizens United was a good decision by the Supreme Court that was correctly argued, and should be upheld as settled case law. The route to reform campaign finance is not to overturn Citizens United, but rather to change people’s minds and mobilize them to vote against big money.

Donna 's Opinion
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11/06/2018
I AM 100% in FAVOR of CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION TRANSPARENCY and I inadvertently pushed bay when I should have pushed YEA
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Steven's Opinion
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11/06/2018
It’s amazing how Democrats want to change things when they lose.
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Richard's Opinion
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11/06/2018
Government cannot regulate those who would change it. Inherently government will always try to maintain the status quo. IE: The prevalence of gerrymandering when states are required to realign voting districts.
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    This is one of the few things that could save our democracy from extremists.
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    Our representatives “ought to be dependent on the people alone.” -Federalist No. 52 James Madison February 8, 1788. Corporations and superPACs are not people. They cannot bleed or die or mourn. They are constructs. Constructs can’t vote and have no business donating money to politics.
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    This amendment is ESSENTIAL to ensuring a free and fair democracy. American democracy is currently caught in a feedback loop of corruption and apathy. The corruption has its own feedback loop between lawmakers and special interests.
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    It would force people to run on policy and hopefully have repercussions for people and organizations located within America that seek to subvert the electorate with dark money.
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    Transparency is needed.
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    Yes eliminate special interest
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    Freedom of speech is protected but the campaigns in our state have been mostly lies about candidates. Hard to believe one Supreme Court ruling led to these tactics.
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    I AM 100% in FAVOR of CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION TRANSPARENCY and I inadvertently pushed bay when I should have pushed YEA
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    Politics shouldn't have anything to do with how much money the politician makes or can raise while they are running, that has nothing to do with how to run a country... Is running a country the same as running around state to state trying to get corporations or private people to donate to your cause of bullshit you probably can't deliver on because politics is more complicated than most people want to believe? No, that makes zero sense. That's like, running laps around the gym will make your hair grow. No, crazy, you're just getting beast legs lol. It's time we stop making a mockery of our own system and start letting our system be truly by the people for the people.
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    Let’s end corruption with this amendment,
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    Yup...
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    Money in politics is clearly one of the biggest, if not the biggest, issue preventing our country from moving forward. When politicians are legally bribed through campaign contributions they no longer work for the people. This has been the status quo for quite some time and it is no longer acceptable
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    i would be all for a constitutional amendment that would force political contributions of large amounts to be able to follow the money.
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    Let’s stop corporate sponsorship of our elected officials
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    Giving financial contributions obviously has the appearance of corruption at a minimum. The fact that the Supreme Court says otherwise also has the appearance of corruption and any of them that voted money is speech should be investigated for receiving "speech" from the rich and from corporations.
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    Get money out of politics
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    Only if all money going to politicians and parties are totally open to the Public and all contributes can only give a fixed amount of money to party or candidate
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    The “Citizens United” Supreme Court decision was undoubtedly the most one of the most ominous setbacks to our democratic process in the 21st century. The election process must have the highest legal protection in the land. The government should therefore be able to fund its own elections and campaigns without the meddling created by outside contributions.
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    Allow citizens to make contributions and get rid of the PAC contributions.
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    Overturn Citizens United!
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