quote: What I propose is simple:Force candidates to collect a certain number of signatures, by themselves. The signatures will scale by the responsibilities of the office they're seeking. The exact numbers for each office can be ironed out as things go along.Give the first _ politicians who collect signatures free funding to run campaigns. Local politicians get local funds, state politicians get state funds, etc.Outlaw any direct contributions -- public or private -- to candidates or political parties.
quote: Mr. Romney has often taken many traditionally "liberal" social stands, such as supporting rollback of the military prohibition on openly gay servicepeople, opposing gay marriage bans, supporting assault weapon bans, pushing public health-care
quote: b. History has shown that policies against abortion do not prevent it. People will still have them and thus could end up killing themselves in the process due to the unsanitary methods used.
quote: Ninety nine percent of arguments for banning it are based on religious grounds.
quote: Of course, God has rights also, and one of those rights is that he judges people and nations. As you are an American, and I am not, I leave you to consider how he would judge America.
quote: The constitution is clear about this separation.
quote: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...
quote: I don't even know why this is brought up anyway. This seems to be the first campaign that I remember it not being brought up.