Foreign Campaign Donations Are High Treason

Jeugenen

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FOREIGN CAMPAIGN DONATIONS ARE HIGH TREASON
Any crooked governmental official, such as Podhoretz Neo-Con Bush, who accepts a political campaign donation from a foreign power is categorically guilty of treason; and justly deserves the capital punishment, if the donation illegally causes the loss of American lives.
 
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FOREIGN CAMPAIGN DONATIONS ARE HIGH TREASON
Any crooked governmental official, such as Podhoretz Neo-Con Bush, who accepts a political campaign donation from a foreign power is categorically guilty of treason; and justly deserves the capital punishment, if the donation illegally causes the loss of American lives.

A federal statute prohibits persons who are neither U.S. citizens nor permanent residents (that is, holders of "green cards") from contributing any money to candidates for state or federal office, or to American political parties. The provision was originally enacted in the 1970s. In the 1990s, the statute received some public attention when it was alleged that fundraisers for the Democratic Party and its candidates were attempting to circumvent the law by raising money from foreign sources, including the People's Republic of China.

In 2002, the law was amended with the adoption of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act--also known as "BCRA" or "McCain-Feingold." The amendment made clear that the foreign money ban applied to state as well as federal elections, a position that the Federal Election Commission had taken under the old wording of the statute.

The ban on campaign donations and election-related activities by foreigners has not been tested in the courts. For example, the plaintiffs in the recently decided Supreme Court case of McConnell v. Federal Election Comm'n did not challenge the ban.

However, the Court's decision in that case--along with prior Supreme Court precedent--casts doubt on the ban's constitutionality.

While the Supreme Court upheld most of BCRA in the McConnell case, it invalidated a ban on campaign contributions by minors (that is, persons under 18). And it did so through reasoning that would seem to apply to the foreigner ban (a neighboring provision of the same statutory scheme) as well.


Further, you can get around this law by simply having an American or your American branch of a company donate to that candidate.

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ISRAEL’S SUSTAINABLE PARASITISM ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

Israel and the American Diaspora notoriously donate thousands of dollars to elect corruptible American presidential and congressional officials, who then repay Israel a thousand fold from precious tax revenues; with millions of dollars worth of technologically advanced military equipment and services, and with the priceless lives of thousands of young patriots. In the case of the un-Constitutional Iraq War, Podhoretz Neo-Con Bush sacrificed over a trillion dollars and the lives of 4,000 young patriots, to sole benefit of Israel.
 

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While I certainly don't think enough politicians are executed, there are much better reasons to do so than that some of them accept campaign donations from shifty foreign bagmen.
 

Pheebe Wesley

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Money in politics also encourages corruption and other unethical behaviors on the part of elected individuals (got to keep those wealthy donors happy). It negates the principle of "one man, one vote" by concentrating influence and political power in a few hands.
 
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Naivete running amok amid the halls of the House of Politics!!
 
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