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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    The people who wanted to use their money to help their candidate.

    You know, it's that First Amendment thingy. Some people like it.

    The good guys like it, for example.
    Really? People?

    You think this ruling had anything to do with people?
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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Read the decision and you might find out...........That is what I did.......
    I would like for you to answer the question, in your own words.
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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    Thank you for proving my point! I appreciate it!
    If your point was that the decision invalidating McCain-Feingold was not judicial activism, then you're welcome.

    If you point was something else, then you're wrong.

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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Really? People?

    You think this ruling had anything to do with people?
    Yes, amazingly, there no corporations anywhere owned and run by either dolphins or robots.

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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Really? People?

    You think this ruling had anything to do with people?
    That's the key right there.

    The Constitution protects people. That's the exact word that is used in the 14th amendment.

    Corporations are NOT people. They have certain rights based on previous decisions (such as the right to due process if sued) but never never have they been given ALL of the rights in the Constitution.

    That's what makes this decision judicial activism. It goes against the intent of the framers (who certainly did NOT make corporations "people"). It goes against 100 years of law made by the people. And it replaces the will of the people with 5 justices' opinion.

    Corporations are not people. They can't vote. They can't run for office. And many of them are not even American.

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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    That's the key right there.

    The Constitution protects people. That's the exact word that is used in the 14th amendment.

    Corporations are NOT people. They have certain rights based on previous decisions (such as the right to due process if sued) but never never have they been given ALL of the rights in the Constitution.

    That's what makes this decision judicial activism. It goes against the intent of the framers (who certainly did NOT make corporations "people"). It goes against 100 years of law made by the people. And it replaces the will of the people with 5 justices' opinion.

    Corporations are not people. They can't vote. They can't run for office. And many of them are not even American.
    Yes. I.M.O., this is a catastrophe for democracy. It is simply hard to believe that any self-described "conservative' can call this a victory for free speech.

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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    If your point was that the decision invalidating McCain-Feingold was not judicial activism, then you're welcome.

    If you point was something else, then you're wrong.
    My point was that if you agree with a decision, you don't think it's judicial activism when it CLEARLY fits the criteria, and you'll find some roundabout way to explain why the decision isn't -- whereas if the decision had been a liberal one, many of you would be screaming to high heaven about how the Court is out of control and is overturning the will of the people and blah blah blah.

    Here, how's this: If the court were to decide tomorrow that the "people" in the 14th amendment included gays, how would you feel? They would be making that decision despite the will of the people obviously, as passed by legislation. Would you think that would be judicial activism?

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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    I would like for you to answer the question, in your own words.
    I am not going to do your work for you.......Lets just say this ruling levels the playing field when it comes to contributions to a candidate..............If your not smart enough to figure that out its on you..........
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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Queen View Post
    There will no longer be the Senator from Kansas or the congressperson from Wyoming or the Governor of New York. We will have the Senator from EXXON and the representative from Bank of America and the Governor of Pfizer.
    Heh, welcome to the last 100 years.
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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Yes, amazingly, there no corporations anywhere owned and run by either dolphins or robots.
    How does restricting the ability of corporations to get involved in politics restrict the ability of individual citizens to get involved in politics?

    Answer: It doesn't.
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