Should Liberty Candidates Like Derrick Grayson Use Rand Paul's Idea to Sway Democrats?Submitted by sovereignjanice on Mon, 04/28/2014 - 20:05
I recently listened to Derrick Grayson (TMOT) in a debate. I've included the audio from that debate below. It was a bipartisan debate, but you can tell that the audience was mostly full of Democrats. To be fair, our beloved TMOT went into the belly of the beast and I commend him for it. However, it wasn't his best performance either. I got the feeling that his presentation was geared more toward a typical conservative audience and hence fell on deaf ears. In the comment section of the youtube video I offered some constructive criticism and suggestion to Mr. Grayson. Now I would like to pose that same suggestion to all of you at the DailyPaul.
I can't find the specific interview of Rand Paul where he suggested this, but it struck me as a great idea. What if a bill was introduced stating that all government contracts had to include a special "contract rider". This rider would state that any person or corporation who enters into business with government, i.e. sells their goods/services or work on a government project, must affirm that they have not contributed money to any political campaign or PAC. If so, they can not enter into a business contract with them for pay or subsidies.
As a step to end cronyism from a liberty point of view, I would think such an idea would also be eaten up by the Dems who think corporations are the root of all evil. It's an unrefined idea, I know, but it struck me as possibly game changing.
Well I would love to hear whatever thoughts there are on this in the comment section below. Maybe it's a terrible idea and I just got swept up in it's potential. Tell me what you think. Thanks :)