NRA Fights For Legal Bribery Of Politicians

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25 thoughts on “NRA Fights For Legal Bribery Of Politicians

    EvilKarmaAngel

    (June 18, 2010 - 12:01 pm)

    @jmxgen Yeah, …
    @jmxgen Yeah, violent crimes. And crimes due to mental instability.

    TerryEFV2

    (June 18, 2010 - 12:01 pm)

    But then won’t the …
    But then won’t the other bad guys just funnel their “political purchases” through the NRA? Of course the NRA would only funnel for their buddies thereby multiplying their power.

    Freeskies

    (June 18, 2010 - 12:01 pm)

    Lol..too funny..” …
    Lol..too funny..”come back to it a second time”..keep dreamin’..

    Zooni2

    (June 18, 2010 - 12:01 pm)

    Cenk it is bad to …
    Cenk it is bad to allow th NRA as an exception. They would become a funnel of corporate money to the Republicans.

    DKPrepper

    (June 18, 2010 - 12:01 pm)

    I agree with Cenk …
    I agree with Cenk that this is a hugely important bill andf would love to se it pass. The problem is that it can never happen. The reason is that the sole purpose of Campaign funds is to ensure that once elected, you do not allow anything to jeopardize the financial well being of that company, or perhaps aid in its well being. so once someone is elected, its to late, they are essentially prepaid (insured) already to protect those organizations.

    DKPrepper

    (June 18, 2010 - 12:01 pm)

    @AnunnakiPriesthood …
    @AnunnakiPriesthood Me a idot? Your telling me that because I don’t think The house, Congress or the President will vote to cut their own Campaign financeing on themselves? LOL (who is the idot ?) or because as Cenk said “The Cooprerations have almost already taken over Congress” You need to wake up. Oh and yes, Your right I do not like Progressives in politics. How could you tell?? LOL

    lonelytrixter

    (June 18, 2010 - 12:01 pm)

    I’m with Cenk on …
    I’m with Cenk on this. The NRA exception is dumb but if it gets the thing passed then okay go for it. I’m not happy and I don’t think the exemption should be allowed but in order to stop the US senate and congress from being even more bought off do it.

    crestmere

    (June 18, 2010 - 12:01 pm)

    Cenk, you are being …
    Cenk, you are being an accommodationist here.

    2484Stryker

    (June 18, 2010 - 12:01 pm)

    @jmxgen Enough with …
    @jmxgen Enough with the sarcasm. Tell me one good idea the libertarians have on reducing corporate influence in Washington.

    PapaMagnum

    (June 18, 2010 - 12:01 pm)

    The NRA is just as …
    The NRA is just as annoying and abrasive as PETA.

    AnunnakiPriesthood

    (June 18, 2010 - 12:02 pm)

    @jmxgen That would …
    @jmxgen That would be mostly what I desire of a government. Freedom, but not so much freedom that everything can go to shit. It’s difficult to balance, and I don’t expect humanity to discover the right virtuous path anytime soon. How much control over the people should a government have? And how much control over the people should a corporation have? It’s hard to juggle the two when there is no difference between the two. A government is a corporation that citizens have shares in.

    jmxgen

    (June 18, 2010 - 12:02 pm)

    @2484Stryker
    LOL …

    @2484Stryker
    LOL yeah good thing – it’s not like they have any other ideas about how to weaken corporate control of government, right? I mean they oppose your idea, and thus they must suck!

    And who cares about the 10++ trillion dollar debt, the bloated military budget, or the erosion of our civil liberties? Thank God those awful libertarians aren’t in control… we might have balanced budgets, realistic foreign policy, and a constitutional government. What an awful prospect.

    thebackbencher666

    (June 18, 2010 - 12:02 pm)

    i dont know how the …
    i dont know how the NRA got away with buying themselves this exception.its ludicrous.

    2484Stryker

    (June 18, 2010 - 12:02 pm)

    @jmxgen Wow, …
    @jmxgen Wow, amazing. So government regulations is a no no, but private businesses and organizations buying off politicians is OK? Thank God libertarians aren’t in charge, or in the majority.

    jmxgen

    (June 18, 2010 - 12:02 pm)

    @AnunnakiPriesthood …
    @AnunnakiPriesthood
    Classical liberals were closer to libertarianism than modern liberals. Modern liberals (the way the word liberal is presently used in the USA) do not represent this classical liberal philosophy of government at all anymore. You might consider the term moderate-libertarian instead? A liberty-oriented government that exists to protect civil liberties; combined with a regulated market economy and perhaps sparing amounts of public works or projects where desirable/needed.

    AnunnakiPriesthood

    (June 18, 2010 - 12:02 pm)

    @jmxgen Sadly, you …
    @jmxgen Sadly, you are correct. A lot of modern liberals are not very liberal, to be honest. I have a hard time dealing with so many of them… I still consider myself a liberal. There are much more dangerous things in society than guns. Words, for example, kill and destroy the lives of more people than a gun alone. A well made sentence could give you freedom and justice or take it all away.

    But I try to be a reasonable liberal, I know liberal ideas can be harmful to society as well as good.

    jmxgen

    (June 18, 2010 - 12:02 pm)

    @EvilKarmaAngel
    “[ …

    @EvilKarmaAngel
    “[…] about an individual’s right to own a gun, I don’t think it’s wrong to have one, I just think that there should be strict limits on those who have commited violent crimes or those that have committe crimes due to mental illnesses.”

    The problem with laws prohibiting felons from having guns is that a lot of people deemed “felons” actually committed non-violent crimes and aren’t dangerous people at all. The only crimes that warrant restrictions of 2A rights are violent ones.

    jmxgen

    (June 18, 2010 - 12:02 pm)

    @2484Stryker

    @2484Stryker
    Libertarians oppose restrictions on free speech – and the most definitely oppose forcing political organizations to give lists of their membership to the Federal government. Libertarians support privacy rights and civil liberties. Libertarians support smaller government and personal freedom. Obviously, they’re against the bill 100%.

    jmxgen

    (June 18, 2010 - 12:02 pm)

    @DaytonaRoadster


    @DaytonaRoadster

    I think the NRA actually is technically a “corporation” – but don’t quote me on it.

    EvilKarmaAngel

    (June 18, 2010 - 12:02 pm)

    Much as I believe …
    Much as I believe that the 2nd ammendment is about having a state militia and not actually about an individual’s right to own a gun, I don’t think it’s wrong to have one, I just think that there should be strict limits on those who have commited violent crimes or those that have committe crimes due to mental illnesses.

    sckchui

    (June 18, 2010 - 12:02 pm)

    Next thing you know …
    Next thing you know the Republicans will be funded entirely by the NRA so they won’t have to reveal where any of their money comes from.

    jmxgen

    (June 18, 2010 - 12:02 pm)

    @AnunnakiPriesthood …
    @AnunnakiPriesthood

    A classical liberal policy perhaps. But not a modern liberal policy. Modern liberals made an appeal to get the votes of women, to whom firearms and the freedom of the public to have them was frowned upon, and consequently the Democrat party is rabidly anti-freedom when it comes to guns (with a few exceptions like Howard Dean).

    FenrirLaeon

    (June 18, 2010 - 12:02 pm)

    I love guns, to …
    I love guns, to this I say NO, NO BRIBERY FROM ANYONE.

    GarlicPudding

    (June 18, 2010 - 12:02 pm)

    @tehant1liberal No, …
    @tehant1liberal No, corporation bribing/paying off politicians so they’ll support thier money-grubbing is disgusting and immoral; it has nothing to with economics.

    Also, com down off your throne, and quit acting like you’re smarter than everyone else. We can’t have productive debate if someone’s soapboxing and being arrogant.

    AnunnakiPriesthood

    (June 18, 2010 - 12:02 pm)

    @TheUSMetalhead …
    @TheUSMetalhead Yes! Crush lobbying. And then we can finally get rid of those civil rights (communist) lobbies and those who work towards environmental protections and shit. Then, the only ‘lobbying’ that will work will be through ‘gift giving’, just like in the good ole days with out liberals, the middle ages! Crush organized lobbies and only ‘under the table gifts’ from huge corporations to politicians will exist. Finally, we can get some progress in the RIGHT way!

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