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Time Limits on Campaigning

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by saturneptune, May 27, 2012.

  1. saturneptune

    saturneptune New Member

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    Does anyone ever get tired of hearing political commericals, especially for President, sometimes a year in advance depending on where you live? Do you think a law similar to one in England to limit campaigning to say three months before a general election, would be a good idea, or do you think such a law infringes on the rights of the candidates running?
     
  2. matt wade

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    I would enjoy such a law, but I don't believe such a law is proper. We shouldn't look to limit free speech in any fashion.
     
  3. carpro

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    Not a good idea in this country. The incumbent has enough of an advantage now without barring his opponents from advertising.
     
  4. LadyEagle

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    There should be a time restraint on the incumbent since the o has been campaigning for the past 3-1/2 years, it seems to me instead of being a leader. OTOH, maybe it's better for the country that he has been on the campaign trail for 3-1/2 years.
     
  5. billwald

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    An instant runoff election would eliminate the primaries. Primaries are not "constitutional."
     
  6. mandym

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    States can choose to have primaries without infringing on the Constitution. And we should not pass laws infringing on the free speech of candidates. That would be a slippery slope. Turn the channel.
     
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    Agreed!:thumbs:

    Disgusting political commercials are one of the top five reasons we dumped TV.
     
  8. billwald

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    Why should I pay for a Republican/Democrat primary?
     
  9. Salty

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    and neither are they unconstitutional!

    That I agree with.
    In addition, States or Commonwealths should not be allowed to tell parties how to run their primaries - ie open, ect....
     
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    We shut off our cable TV but kept the internet. We watch shows using Hulu Plus...which severely limits the commercials we have to endure.
     
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