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  •  Let's us buy back our government (1+ / 0-)
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    Thank you for an excellant article.

    As you point out, the gun industry has a lot of money to use on direct contributions to law-makers and lobbying of legislators.  No wonder laws and restrictions on gun sales and use have been reduced or eliminated.

    The gun industry is able to buy the law-makers and the laws they want.  Just as bankers are able to buy the banking laws they want, and Wall St. is able to buy the laws regarding trading and securities they want.  Just as the coal and petroleum industry is able to buy the energy policy they want.  And exactly how the weapons industry is able to buy the wars they want.  The same way the health insurance industry is able to buy the health insurance law they want.

    We citizens have a choice: we can pool our money and seek to buy back our public representatives.  Or we can end a system of government that allows those with money greater representation than those with less money.

    "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

    by Hugh Jim Bissell on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 06:57:40 AM PST

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