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senate Bill S. 1962

Should Foreign Nationals Be Prohibited From Purchasing Political & Issue Ads?

Argument in favor

As Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election illustrates, foreign governments are easily able to exert undue — and corrosive — influence in U.S. elections through political ads. Prohibiting such actions by foreign nationals is an important step towards blocking foreign nations’ interference in American democracy.

jimK's Opinion
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08/23/2019
Obviously, the purchase of ads to media blitz and mislead the public are highly effective- that’s why political candidates spend so much on tv-blitzes during campaigns. Foreign self interests cannot be allowed to influence our elections in any way. One of our Country’s greatest strengths is our open society which champions everyone’s right to express their opinions. This is also our country’s greatest vulnerability- in that our ‘openness’ is relatively easy to dupe or exploit in today’s world of near instantaneous information communications. We need the the type of protection this bill represents to preserve what we value and protect us from those who would exploit those values.
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burrkitty's Opinion
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08/23/2019
It’s obviously important to prevent foreign advertising for political issues.
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Vanessa's Opinion
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08/23/2019
Groups paying for political ads should have to identify their true selfs to the public, that would take the malice and profit out of duping their targeted audience.
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Argument opposed

Given that foreign nations may have legitimate interests in U.S. politics that justify their purchase of issue ads, this bill might go a step too far in barring their purchases of such ads. As long as the U.S. exerts influence over other nations’ politics, it’s unjustified for the U.S. government to prohibit other governments doing the same within U.S. borders.

Ben's Opinion
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08/23/2019
America is heavily involved in other countries... I’d say other nations should be able to spend money on advertising if they want, provided that they specify who is paying for the political ad.
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Jim2423's Opinion
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08/23/2019
We place propaganda into other countries so why shouldn't interested countries invest in our elections. It is up to the voter to distinguish between false and good political advertising. We actually have more big money in America placing more propaganda political ads than any outside country.
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Tricia 's Opinion
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08/23/2019
Stop pushing the Russian collusion crap. So sick of it! Slanderous rhetoric is nauseating and unprofessional. ENOUGH is ENOUGH. We have Congress members flying all over making shady deals and spreading propaganda. Why doesn't everyone mind their own business and fix the problems in this Country.🧐
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    Obviously, the purchase of ads to media blitz and mislead the public are highly effective- that’s why political candidates spend so much on tv-blitzes during campaigns. Foreign self interests cannot be allowed to influence our elections in any way. One of our Country’s greatest strengths is our open society which champions everyone’s right to express their opinions. This is also our country’s greatest vulnerability- in that our ‘openness’ is relatively easy to dupe or exploit in today’s world of near instantaneous information communications. We need the the type of protection this bill represents to preserve what we value and protect us from those who would exploit those values.
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    America is heavily involved in other countries... I’d say other nations should be able to spend money on advertising if they want, provided that they specify who is paying for the political ad.
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    It’s obviously important to prevent foreign advertising for political issues.
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    Groups paying for political ads should have to identify their true selfs to the public, that would take the malice and profit out of duping their targeted audience.
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    Why on earth would we let people unable to vote in our election have any say in our election?
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    Duh 🙄, yes they should be prohibited from interfering at all in our election process!
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    American elections should be decided by Americans and free of foreign influence
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    👍🏻👍🏻 Senate Bill AKA the PAID AD Act 👍🏻👍🏻 I’m in agreement with and recommend the passage of the Senate Bill AKA the PAID AD Act — would make it illegal for foreign nationals to purchase broadcast, cable, satellite, or digital communications naming a candidate for office at any point in time. It would also prevent foreign governments and foreign lobbyists from buying issue ads.  As Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election illustrates, foreign governments are easily able to exert undue — and corrosive — influence in U.S. elections through political ads. Prohibiting such actions by foreign nationals is an important step towards blocking foreign nations’ interference in American democracy. SneakyPete..... 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻. 8.23.10.....
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    Stop all interference by foreigners. Watch the American fascists and trators.
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    Why allow hostile powers to influence our elections? Isn’t that how banana republics operate? This is the most corrupt administration in our history!
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    Yes. Support Amy Klobuchar’s bill to ban foreign nationals from pushing political and/or issues advertising in all forms of media and communications in the USA.
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    jimK you need to run for office. I agree 100% with you once again. Obviously, the purchase of ads to media blitz and mislead the public are highly effective- that’s why political candidates spend so much on tv-blitzes during campaigns. Foreign self interests cannot be allowed to influence our elections in any way. One of our Country’s greatest strengths is our open society which champions everyone’s right to express their opinions. This is also our country’s greatest vulnerability- in that our ‘openness’ is relatively easy to dupe or exploit in today’s world of near instantaneous information communications. We need the the type of protection this bill represents to preserve what we value and protect us from those who would exploit those values.
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    Keeping American politics for Americans. I cannot see how allowing support for foreign governments to influence our political discussions for their beliefs and benefit would be a positive thing for our country.
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    After 2016 this should be done.
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    I fully support and recommend passage of this bill. This should include foreign nationals and governments. It’s not only Russia but China who undermines our elections. #MAGA
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    Foreign interference must be prohibited from continuing to interfere with our democratic process.
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    Having foreigners advertise in any way in politics is ridiculous. They should be barred from doing so.
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    Foreign interests have no business getting involved in American elections! Only the American people should have a say in how our government operates!
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    Foreigners should not interfere with our government
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    There is too much Lobbying done by corporations and foreign entities! Only individuals should be allowed to influence elections and they should be made liable if their statements are not true!!
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