Great article Jensjustduckies
Originally Posted by treemanji
Point is money is king and thats what a major issue is in this campaign, money, how much to tax, who to tax what amount, and how to spend taxes (money). Money is a huge, giant problem in politics. And it would be if a third party ever wins... which using the last 230 years as a reference, will never happen.
You're missing the subtle difference. Of course money in politics is a HUGE problem. But only because WE allow it to be. No matter how much money someone spends, they cannot be elected president unless we vote for them. This Election we will see the first billion dollar campaign. When you cast your vote for an establishment candidate spending a billion dollars, you are buying the bullshit they are selling. You are willing to overlook corporate bailouts, imperialistic foreign policy, undeclared wars, shredding of the constitution, assassination of US citizens, terrorizing and murdering foreign citizens in drone strikes, torture, etc, etc. With your vote for an establishment candidate, you are saying the billion dollars they spent on the election is more influential on your decision than the character and integrity of the third party candidate you would have voted for. What you permit you promote. And you are promoting money in politics and the destruction of this country.