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Congress Attempts To Kill The "Third-Party Threat"
« on: February 24, 2006, 03:19:12 PM »
http://www.lp.org/media/article_284.shtml

Congress Attempts To Kill The "Third-Party Threat"

Proposed Legislation Creates Treasury-Funded Campaigns For The Two Major Parties, Leaving Third Parties with No Means To Run

(Washington, D.C.) On February 1, congressional Democrats, led by Rep. Obey of Wisconsin, introduced a bill, H.R. 4694, that would end viable, third-party competition in races for the U.S. House of Representatives.

The bill, ironically named the "Let the People Decide Clean Campaign Act," would mandate public funds (taken from the U.S. Treasury) to candidates for the House of Representatives and forbid candidates from taking private funds such as contributions from individual donors.

The ambiguously-written bill provides funds for candidates of the "two major parties" but essentially scuttles any campaign efforts of third-party or independent candidates.

For third-party candidates to be eligible for the same funds that Republicans and Democrats would receive, they would have to obtain enough signatures to exceed 20% of votes cast in the last election within their district.

The catch under the proposed legislation is that third-party or independent candidates cannot pay petitioners to collect any signatures, making it impossible to fund their campaigns.

H.R. 4694 is yet another attempt by our politicians in office to shut down Libertarian Party candidates and other competitive third-party and independent campaigns.

"The Republican and Democratic parties exist to maintain power for their own benefit.  The Libertarian Party exists to grasp power for the benefit of the nation," stated Shane Cory, chief of staff for the Libertarian Party.  "American voters are waking up to this reality, and as they do, the two parties are trying everything within their power to shut us down."

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Re: Congress Attempts To Kill The "Third-Party Threat"
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2006, 10:35:22 PM »
I knew this was coming. check out my thread on forming a patriot party.

http://www.freedomportal.net/forum/index.php?topic=2636.0
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First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed; and
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.

-- Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

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Re: Congress Attempts To Kill The "Third-Party Threat"
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2006, 10:16:48 AM »
At this point, it is time to end the current government.

We are no longer a Constitutional Republic. We have become what we fled from.

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Re: Congress Attempts To Kill The "Third-Party Threat"
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2006, 11:20:26 AM »
Do people need a freaking house to fall on their heads, or what?

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Re: Congress Attempts To Kill The "Third-Party Threat"
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2006, 12:04:36 PM »
I've been saying for years that the term "Democracy" is purely an illusion.  Same is true in the UK as it is in the US.

We have the two main parties, both made up of Elite families, lawyers and criminals and a bunch of alternative parties, there only to give the illusion of choice but who realistically will never hold any power, as long as the old-boy network is working behind the scenes.

That proposal for treasury funding even breaks down that illusion.  I think people are just too dumbed down to realise and stick to their conditioned Republican/Democrat or Labour/Conservative loyalties, like supporting their favourite football team.

I just have a deep distrust of anyone who wants to make a career out of putting themselves above me and getting me to pay them for the priveledge >:(


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Re: Congress Attempts To Kill The "Third-Party Threat"
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2006, 07:07:35 AM »
this is the almighty.  if you dont want to pay for people to order you abt. youre a natural anarchist.  declare yourself!
what i say is totally subjective

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Re: Congress Attempts To Kill The "Third-Party Threat"
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2006, 07:12:41 AM »