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Old 06-28-2013, 11:20 AM   #139
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Originally Posted by Arkie View Post
That's the problem with government. They will do whatever they can get away with. Big or small, they are corrupt. It's taken some time for them to grow so big that they are untouchable. Smaller government is more accountable to the people. Nobody's to blame but our government leaders. Not necessarily the current leaders, but throughout American history, step by step, government officials have systematically turned a free republic into a corporatocracy.
The size is not important, and has no meaning. The laws are the root of the problem. Right now, we have a setup where corporate interests write the laws (see ALEC, for example http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-s...c-a-follow-up/ ). Our laws say they can do that. Citizens United is the death knell of this republic if it doesn't get thrown out. Change the laws and you change the country.
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