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    It should be illegal to have the corporation house it, support it, provide for it, shill for it.  It should be illegal for the corporation's name to be used in a PAC's name.  It should be illegal for a corporation's employees to "encourage" its employees to donate to a PAC.

    Here's why;

    It's utterly transparent.  You donate, and your employer knows you did.  You don't, and your employer knows you didn't.  If they're encouraging the PAC and participation... it probably feels like it's "wise" for a "smart" employee to donate.  It may well feel like it's foolish not to.  That's not voluntary at all.  That's a company store mentality.

    Corporations are not persons.  They have no free speech interests.  They are not voters.  They are artificial constructs.  

    They have privileges granted them, not rights.

    "I desire what is good. Therefore, everyone who does not agree with me is a traitor." King George III

    by ogre on Wed Mar 21, 2007 at 10:14:10 AM PDT

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