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Corruption and the Rule of Law

Posted by: Samuel Day Fassbinder ( Citizens for Mustard Greens, USA ) on August 24, 1999 at 00:59:07:

In Reply to: Any Other posted by Gee on August 23, 1999 at 12:28:37:

: : 60 Minutes ran an article on how new restrictions on lobbying haven't prevented Washington DC lobbying from becoming a $1.5 BILLION dollar-a-year industry. Who says capitalist government isn't a commodity?

: Dont imagine that force and corruption are only existant with private ownership, nor that the absence of dollars makes for an absence of lobbying. Capitalism as scapegoat for something else

SDF: Just the use of the word "corruption" implies the endorsement of the rule of law, since "corruption" is defined when we pass a law against buying and selling a particular commodity. Selling heroin, for instance, in today's America, is "corruption." Selling apples isn't. Selling government, is. Are you endorsing the rule of law, Gee?

And who's using any "force" in the lobbying industry? What a straw figure!

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