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  •  I am not a proponant (3+ / 0-)
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    of penalizing individuals for their political contributions.  Perhaps I am naive, but I still believe in certain freedoms.  My family has contributed to wacko Republican causes -- I disagree with them, but am in no position to tell them where to spend their own money.

    I have more of a problem when outside interests interfere in an individual State's issues.

    Thank you for this cogent diary.

    •  Has your family contributed... (1+ / 0-)
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      To take away people's civil rights?

      "Troll-be-gone...apply directly to the asshole. Troll-be-gone...apply directly to the asshole."

      by homogenius on Thu Nov 13, 2008 at 04:40:13 PM PST

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    •  Penalizing? (0+ / 0-)

      Donations are speech (Supremes asserted).

      Do I, as an customer, have the right to refuse to do business with someone? (Yes--there's no imaginable way to make a customer be a customer).

      The right to freely associate means that I can speak with others and jointly refuse to do business with that someone.

      The question isn't a legal one.

      It's an ethical one.  And ethics aren't a class of things that should all be legislated.

      [When] the land... has become private property, the landlords... love to reap where they never sowed, and demand rent even for its natural produce. ~Adam Smith

      by ogre on Fri Nov 14, 2008 at 12:22:49 PM PST

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