Protecting America’s Sovereignty from Foreign Intervention Act
January 21, 2010
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In a stunning reversal of the nation’s federal campaign finance laws, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Thursday that as an exercise of free speech, corporations, labor unions and other groups can directly spend on political campaigns.
Democrats, I don’t like you all very much. I don’t like your welfare mentality and I don’t like your cap-and-trade mentality and I don’t like your Government-can-fix-anything mentality. But I’m going to try and help you all out here. The Republicans are going against their conservative roots on this one, so I want to help you fight it. You already have the policy right, we have to prevent Corporations from overpowering the US elections. That’s the policy. Policy matters. But as Ron Paul says, eventually you need a politician to walk out in front of the people and make that policy make sense to the people and get the people behind the policy. So here’s some help on the politics.
Write a bill, name it well, perhaps the: Protecting America’s Sovereignty from Foreign Intervention Act
That bill will define Intervention to specifically mean campaign contributions or political spending. They can still have lobbyists, but those lobbyists can’t buy votes with fat wallets. A company will be considered foreign if they have any of the following:
- Foreign stock holders
- Foreign debt holders
- Foreign decision makers (anything from mid-level management up to CEO’s or board members)
Do you want Toyota deciding our elections? I sure as hell don't.
Policy-wise, you may have to patch up a few holes. But the bill sells itself. Just keep saying “We don’t want Japan’s Toyota deciding who wins our elections. We don’t want the European Union’s Airbus dictating our labor and manufacturing laws. We don’t want China’s Dongfeng Corporation to dictate American foreign policy. Democrats will fight this infringement of America’s sovereignty and keep these foreign companies out of our politics.” And the American people will get lined up behind you.
This won’t fix all the problems, you’ll still have some corporations making trouble. But this bill will prevent most of problems, will bloody up the fake-conservatives who thinking twisting the constitution is okay as long as it gets them money, and after winning this, you’ll be able to write and pass the Protecting America’s Sovereignty from Big Corporate Intervention Act sometime next year. Not as easy to sell, but still easy enough.
It’s your ball Democrats. Let’s see if you can win one for the Constitution.