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Sun Dec 11, 2011, 01:44 PM

 

Am I the only one that thinks Bernie's Amendment doesn't go far enough?

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It does not - unless I'm missing something - prevent someone like the Koch's from spending billions and billions to buy elections.

It does not get the rigable electronic systems out of the mix.

It does rely on Congress to do something about these problems.



Why go to the trouble of a Constitutional Amendment for crying out loud, if you still have to rely on Congress?

A Constitutional Amendment should solve the whole damned problem or why bother.

I like this version being promoted by Michael Moore better...



http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=439x2364407


...snip..

A constitutional amendment that fixes our broken electoral system by 1) completely removing campaign contributions from the political process; 2) requiring all elections to be publicly financed; 3) moving election day to the weekend to increase voter turnout; 4) making all Americans registered voters at the moment of their birth; 5) banning computerized voting and requiring that all elections take place on paper ballots.


..end..


What is it that I'm missing????



Here's Bernie's proposal...

http://sanders.senate.gov/petition/?uid=f1c2660f-54b9-4193-86a4-ec2c39342c6c

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Reply Am I the only one that thinks Bernie's Amendment doesn't go far enough? (Original post)
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socialist_n_TN Dec 2011 #1

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Sun Dec 11, 2011, 01:50 PM

1. Well Bernie is closer to DSA than Marx, so I wouldn't think

it WOULD go far enough. Also, I would imagine that Bernie is looking at the practical aspects of getting something done and doing those restrictions might be his idea of trying to give it as realistic as possible of a chance to "get it done".

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