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  1. Bob Higgins
    February 25, 2012 @ 10:16 am

    While disclosure would help, it’s not enough. Forcing the revelation of who bribes whom and with how much may simply add legitimacy to what should be considered illegal acts.

    The ability to bribe public officials with money or gifts should be ended by making the practice illegal and enforcing the law with prison time.

    Political campaigns should be publicly financed at all levels and the power and influence of lobbyists severely restricted.

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  2. leon stone
    February 25, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

    the citizens United decision was a travesty. It needs reversing

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  3. Bob Perry
    February 26, 2012 @ 10:57 am

    It defies logic to believe Kennedy, a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, assumed anything when writing the opinion as damaging to our representative Democracy as Citizens United. The court is well aware that corporations have no responsibility to natural persons, communities, societies in whole or in part; that their only responsibility is to their shareholders. The pro-corporate majority went out of its way to broaden the scope of Citizens United. Indeed, SpeechNow, two months later, further opened the floodgates to anonymous corporate self-interest in U.S. elections. Corporations will never comply with actual honest, full disclosure. It is not in their interests to do so. Only an amendment to the Constitution can protect the rights of natural persons, and provide authority for natural persons to control corporate influence.

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