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July 01, 2013


Dusty Moon

Andy, How does taking money for the purpose of being heard (which should be free) count as a right to petition? A politician who takes money from the one being heard is corrupt ... as he won't hear those without money (or will not take their concerns into consideration if those concerns are in opposition to the paying corporations-known-as-people who pay for the vote sway). In fact, this could make it easier for those without deep pockets to get on the schedule to petition the government officials. Bernie Sanders is a great example of a politician who listens to his constituents.

Andy Patterson

Doesn't this infringe their First Amendment right to petition the government? That's the most highly favored of the First Amendment's bundle of rights.

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