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    Is Accepting Information About a Political Opponent From a Foreigner 'an Assault...

    Like to see a discussion on this. Contribute in some way or get lost. Try to forget it was Trump, imagine any President or candidate getting info on a political opponent. Does it assault democracy or is it part and parcel democracy. Shouldn't the people know? Don't they have the right?

    An article if you need context: Is Accepting Information About a Political Opponent From a Foreigner 'an Assault on Our Democracy'?
    Edmund Burke: "In vain you tell me that Artificial Government is good, but that I fall out only with the Abuse. The Thing! the Thing itself is the Abuse!"

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    I don't see how it could be construed as such, particularly if the information turned out to verifiable.
    "All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void." Marbury Vs. Madison, 5 US (2 Cranch) 137, 174, 176, (1803). "Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation which would abrogate them." Miranda Vs. Arizona, 384 US 436 p. 491.

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    It’s a phony issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    It’s a phony issue.

    Well, then, consider it as a hypothetical. If a politician does something wrong and the source of information a foreigner, shouldn't that be revealed?
    Edmund Burke: "In vain you tell me that Artificial Government is good, but that I fall out only with the Abuse. The Thing! the Thing itself is the Abuse!"

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    Theyve all sought out info/dirt on opponents to help them win, ALL of them, if the information is genuine and wasnt obtained illegally then it should be fair game.
    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Well, then, consider it as a hypothetical. If a politician does something wrong and the source of information a foreigner, shouldn't that be revealed?
    I think we are in agreement in that they are making a big deal out of nothing.

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