Gregory Alan Bolcer
greg at bolcer.org
Tue Aug 7 17:11:18 PDT 2012
Yeah, I'm not for abridging the free speech thing, but removing the
carrot is probably a good approach. I just yearn for the citizen
On 8/7/2012 4:23 PM, Bill Kearney wrote:
> Conditional on signing away free speech? You see the problem there,
> right? Like it or not, and there's plenty of dislike when nonsense like
> "corporate speech" comes into play. But it'd still be pretty damned
> difficult to deprive someone of free speech under any condition, let
> alone a pension. And, like it or not, lobbying is free speech.
> Even less likely when the ones getting it are the ones voting on it.
> On 8/7/2012 6:58 PM, Dr. Ernie Prabhakar wrote:
>> Hi Bill,
>> On Aug 7, 2012, at 3:53 PM, Bill Kearney wrote:
>>> And just how would that work, constitutionally?
>>> Not that I disagree with the sentiment.
>>> On 8/7/2012 1:05 PM, Dr. Ernie Prabhakar wrote:
>>>> We should let them have pensions, BUT have them forfeit their
>>>> pension if they ever engage in any kind of lobbying...
>> I have no idea, but if we can revoke pensions, we certainly ought to
>> be able to make them conditional.
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