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Should More Congressional Voting Be By Secret Ballot?
More congressional voting should be by secret ballot.
People from all sides of the political spectrum have been searching for a way to get money out of politics. This is a way to do it.
Congressmen will vote with their own consciences.
Foreign countries will stop giving congressmen money since they won't know whether the congressman vote as instructed.
The political party would not be able to control the congressmen.
Companies, unions, and special interests will give congressmen less money since they won't know if the congressman votes as instructed.
We won't be able to use our cool voting light boards anymore.
Neither Senators nor members of the House of Representatives are entitled to secrecy of balloting. They do not vote on their own behalf, but on the behalf of people of their states or districts, and those consistuents have an absolute right to know how their representatives are representing them.
Constituencies will not know how their individual congressmen vote.
Lobbying groups may go out of business.
John Mccain and Nancy Pelosi will have to learn to live on their senator's salary. They are not alone. The point is that most congressmen and getting substantial amounts of money under various guises, not for the purpose getting their attention, but for getting their vote on a specific agenda.
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