“Under what law? It would have to be a law passed by persons, our representatives. Corps can be regulated, not fined indiscriminately. Your what if scenario has no basis in probability.
Freedom of speech would be confined to the publisher, a person. He/she would decide on the content published. The government would have no basis in law for a claim. Govt's or Corps would not have a standing in court to sue a person. A person could only be effected by civil or criminal law. The world of corporate non-personhood would be vastly different from the current world of corporate dominance.
“Teixara is a Political Scientist who supports the two-party system. His data is slanted to support his interests. PolySci departments are filled with bipartisans who support Ds and Rs in their classes and in their research. I've talked to over thirty thousand voters and non-voters over the past twenty years. The political drop outs who have given up on voting as support for a hopeless broken system are never included in the PoliSci data. That non-corroborative data is not included in scholarly research. 50% of age eligible voters do not register or vote. They know the Ds and Rs are a wasted vote.”
“Linda Killian has it right. Non-partisans have elected every Public Office Holder for decades. Not Ds or Rs. And those independents are moderates. The only way she mises the mark is calling them Swing Voters. They hold their nose and vote for the least awful candidate on the ballot. They are not ideological L or R. They are pragmatists who want our problems solved. We are running our of patience for action by the corrupt incumbents we have. Throw them all out. The best solution. Term limit them all. This year, 2012.”
“Just deleted my well written comment. Try again. The demographics are much more complex than the viewpoint of Jackie "Independentvoting.org" Salit. Her 40% independents are based on
"likely voters" in various polls. There is an 80% moderate voter majority everywhere. 94% disapproval of Congress. The financial interests of 99% are not represented by any party. Ds and Rs represent the financial interest of the 1%. Why would anyone in the 99% be a D or an R. One reason. By default. They control the law. There are nearly no other choices.
99% of incumbents who run are re-elected. Monopoly? You bet. Almost no one supports a party beyond the futile act of voting. A civics100 lesson: http://cs2pr.us/hamco/civics100.html . See the "Good News." I am a Green Party candidate for US Congress. I have been a non-partisan independent for all of my life. Fiscal conservative. Social moderate. etc. Citizens for Stevenson: http://cs2pr.us/Rich . There is much much more to add to the conversation on political reform.
First of all, call Obama anything you like, he is still firmly in the estalishment. A Democrat, don't you see? You are not a "non-partisan independent." You ride the fence and fall off on the progressive establishment side 100% of the time. You are simply not an "independent."
Moderates, the center, are a huge 80% majority. You seem to be too blinded by your left orientation to see. Independent Voting and the Neo-Independent are not growing or selling simply because you ignore this basic demographic fact. I am a moderate radical along with 80% of the independents in this nation. You seem to be a top-down talking head. Want to become a bottom-up independent leader? http://cs2pr.us/hamco/usaiva/Leader.html#Voice "A Political Home for Moderates - the 80% Majority"
Now, that occupy movement, there is an idea with some potential. Mostly a bunch of moderates from my contacts with them. Certainly anti- or post-partisan. Certainly not left or right.”