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View Diary: Armando's Challenge, Or The Informed Citizen's Guide To The 2004 Election (389 comments)

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  •  zero problem (none)
    I have absolutely no problem with overriding a corporation's rights. We give them those rights to begin with, ergo we can take them when needed (consider it like eminent domain except much more rational and necessary).

    If some corporate stooge lawmakers made these deals and let them hide their code, that's their problem. There's far too much secrecy in our govt. and business as it is and this is one issue where we have to take a stand.

    Like I said elsewhere, I think it's a Constitutional issue that goes to the core of democracy so open up the code!

    •  Let me be clear: (none)
      I also have no problem with it. But in this country, you don't get to override anyone's rights (and avoid punishment for it) without getting a court's sanction to do it.

      So file that suit.

      That's all I mean by what I've said. I don't know how I can make it any clearer, but I'm willing to try, if asked.

      I can hardly wait to see those proprietary rights in vote counting systems destroyed. It keeps me up nights. I imagine that I literally taste it with every bite of food.

      But that doesn't mean they're going to surrender the code to me. I have to sue it out of them, or change the law. Or both.

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