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    Re: Justices strike down political donor limits

    And America continues it's walk towards plutocracy.

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    Re: Justices strike down political donor limits

    we allow gerrymandering and unlimited money to purchase legislation, and then we bitch that the system is broken.

    if we are going to let four or five guys from both sides buy congress, then every dime needs to be attached to a name, and that includes superpacs. there is no constitutional right to anonymously purchase government.

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    Re: Justices strike down political donor limits

    I don't care how much an individual donates, it's their money they can do what they want with it. However it must be individuals. As in: not superpacs, not corporations, not committees, none of those. Just individuals.

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    Re: Justices strike down political donor limits

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    That was not the question before the court. FEC regulations on donations exist and have been ruled constituional. This is a specific limit. The court ruled on the constitutionality of that limit...not for or against free speech.

    By your logic, all the other donation limitaions that are constitutional are for free speech.
    Yet those rulings went against the 1st amendment and free speech. i have no problem if someone wants to waste money on a politician campaign. I do agree that it should be registered as to who donated what.

    if the limit violates free speech which evidently it did then voting against the ruling means you don't uphold the 1st amendment.

    evidently putting limits on donations are not constitutional.

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    Re: Justices strike down political donor limits

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    I don't care how much an individual donates, it's their money they can do what they want with it. However it must be individuals. As in: not super PACs, not corporations, not committees, none of those. Just individuals.
    Individuals are as capable of corrupting the system as PACS and corporations. The differentiation between the two is arbitrary, meaningless at least, because the end result is identical.

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    Re: Justices strike down political donor limits

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    When did "the four" justices tell you what to do with your money? Nonsence.
    When they decided I couldn't donate whatever I want to the candidate(s) of my choice.

    What would you see that as if not them telling me what I can do with my money?

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    Re: Justices strike down political donor limits

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    it's their money.
    But it's your government.

    And it's being bought and taken away from what it should be for, the people.

    Unlimited donations by anything, an individual, a corporation is simply legalized corruption.

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    Re: Justices strike down political donor limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Mithros View Post
    Terrible...

    The reason we HAD limits was so that candidates would not be beholden to individuals.

    EG. Sheldon Adelson is a casino mogul. He is strongly against online gambling because it cuts into his profit margins. He's only going to fund candidates who oppose online gambling. Now watch, GOP candidates will move to oppose online gambling.

    Similar things are going to happen with the Democrats.

    It's funny, the so called "originalists" are among the most activist judges in American history.
    Why is that terrible?

    It seems to me that a person should have every right to support a candidate that supports the things you like. As long as nothing illegal is going on, I don't see any reason to limit anyone's free speech.

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    Re: Justices strike down political donor limits

    Quote Originally Posted by shavingcollywob View Post
    When they decided I couldn't donate whatever I want to the candidate(s) of my choice.

    What would you see that as if not them telling me what I can do with my money?
    The FEC decided...not the SC Justices. major disconnect.

    Let me ask you? have you ever donated over $2,500.00 to a political campaign? if yes, let me borrow $5 bucks till Friday.
    Last edited by 1750Texan; 04-02-14 at 12:30 PM.


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    Re: Justices strike down political donor limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    But it's your government.

    And it's being bought and taken away from what it should be for, the people.

    Unlimited donations by anything, an individual, a corporation is simply legalized corruption.
    No, it's OUR government.

    And that "OUR" includes people who make more money than you. I get that you might not like the candidates I support anymore than I like the candidates you support but that really is tough ****.

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