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Scott Swain

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”
— Abraham Lincoln

I am good at giving a damn.

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  • Scott Swain replied to a comment by Josh K

    What You Won't Hear in the Presidential Debates: Getting Dark Money Corruption Out of Politics via magazine.good.is

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    Josh Kover 1 year ago

    The voting system itself is broken. Winner Takes All voting naturally favors a two-party system (which we are entrenched in). Electoral college voting also disenfranchises any third (or fourth, fifth, sixth) party candidates from receiving votes that "mean anything".

    And simply, there are a lot of people that believe their government works for them. The beauty of their system is that it works just enough to think that it does (and they have such great spin doctors and endless blame games to fight off the rest of inner resistance).

    Scott Swainover 1 year ago

    Josh - Yay I'm glad to meet someone who is awake :-)

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  • Scott Swain replied to a comment by Douglas Sellers

    What You Won't Hear in the Presidential Debates: Getting Dark Money Corruption Out of Politics via magazine.good.is

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    Douglas Sellersover 1 year ago

    We are asking politicians to police themselves. To stop taking money and embark on major reforms. I don't see that happening. It is against their best intrest. It seems like there needs to be some other organization doing this kind of check/balance.

    Scott Swainover 1 year ago

    Thank you for recognizing what to me is obvious, Douglas. Asking politicians to police themselves is more of the same.

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    Scott Swainover 1 year ago

    I respectfully offer a differing point of view.

    I agree with you that corruption is widespread and needs to be dealt with. The sad thing is most people believe giving government even more power by adding more restrictions to corporations is the solution. That "solution" gives the corporations even more power because they control the government. A sad vicious circle. Well, not sad for the big corporations and bureaucrats. The real solution is to reduce government power so then corporations have no way to use legitimized force and must resort to being awesome for their customers?

    What prevents the corporations from secretly contributing to their favorite politicians? See, you are falling into the same trap of believing government is the solution. Government is a monopoly on force. Regulation has proven to be unsuccessful. Politicians have proven to be corrupt. Remove the politicians and the regulation and watch the market soar! I am sad when I think about how many will react to my words with defense of the State that has been programmed into most of us since childhood as we went to government schools and lapped up corporate-controlled "love and defend the State" media for a huge chunk of our lifespans.

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    An excellent resource for Nonviolent Communication. via ClearSay.net

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