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Neutralizing Citizens United Won't Get Big Money Out of Government--Reducing the VALUE of Political Influence ONLY way

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The effectiveness of WikiArguments doesn't require the American people to be skilled logicians who can easily recognize subtle deceit in clever Congressional arguments. No matter how clever the deceit in a given congressional wikiargument, some member of Congress on the opposing side will see through the deceit and expose it in clear, simple English (in the corresponding opposing congressional wikiargument).

Even if a clever specious argument fools every member of Congress on the opposing side (a highly unlikely event), or if both sides are in collusion as is usually the case, someone in the public (which includes anyone on earth with an Internet connection) is sure to see through the deceit and could immediately expose it in the corresponding opposing public wikiargument.

Under a WikiArguments system, it would only take one member of Congress or one member of the public to expose any Congressional deceit. Most Americans can easily see (even clever or subtle) deceit if it's pointed out to them in clear English. It would be virtually impossible for a member of Congress to deceive us with a specious wikiargument because the whole world would be watching, ready to expose the deceit on the Internet.


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Amending our Constitution to neutralize Citizens United or using any other means to pass laws to limit corporations from buying political influence can't possibly succeed. The ONLY way to get big money out of government is to enact policies that greatly reduce the value of political influence. WikiArguments is a simple, efficient, effective system that would do just that.

As long as big money continues to dominate our political system, railing against the countless examples of unfairness or incompetence in our government is just idle chatter. Trying to solve any government problem without first addressing big money is merely hacking at the branches of evil while ignoring the root. Until we solve this supreme political problem, there will be no real hope and no real change. Life on earth will continue to deteriorate.

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Carmen Yarrusso, a software engineer for 35 years, designed and modified computer operating systems (including Internet software). He has a BS in physics and studied game theory and formal logic during his years with the math department at (more...)

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