r/antiwork Jan 14 '22 Silver 5 Helpful 16 Wholesome 10

So sorry, I'm broke so I can only pay you $77 for my food. You were great though.

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u/LA-Matt Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 15 '22

We’re talking about lobbying Congress. Maybe read the whole thread.

And I didn’t say lobbying was free speech, the Supreme Court did.

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u/ogscrubb Jan 15 '22

So people are partaking in their right to free speech to influence government. Should it be illegal for groups to have an opinion on politics and share it with their elected officials?

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u/LA-Matt Jan 15 '22

Of course not. But money is not speech. “Access” to Congresspeople should not be sold to the highest bidder.

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u/ogscrubb Jan 16 '22

Yeah so lobbying isn't bribery. Bribery is bribery. Shouldn't have to explain it.