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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Looks to me like the GOP has been getting cheated. Look how much the Dems have been getting.
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    Re: Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Section of McCain-Feingold

    Quote Originally Posted by Alvin T. Grey View Post
    I'm confused. Since when was a Corporation granted Constitutional rights?
    Constitutional rights don't evaporate simply because they're expressed through a corporation.

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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Looks to me like the GOP has been getting cheated. Look how much the Dems have been getting.
    Yeah, but they have the National Beer Wholesalers Association in their corner. That's a big plus.

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    Re: Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Section of McCain-Feingold

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i don't believe our founding fathers were referring to anyone but people.
    The Amendment is a blanket prohibition against abridging any of those freedoms.

    So do you argue that the New York Times -- a corporate entity -- is not covered by freedom of the press?

    Keep in mind, unions are pretty much all corporations, too.
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    Re: Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Section of McCain-Feingold

    Quote Originally Posted by Alvin T. Grey View Post
    I'm confused. Since when was a Corporation granted Constitutional rights?
    The Constitution doesn't grant any rights.
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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Its amazing that are left wing friends are ignoring this great victory for the right and for the first amendment which they are always citing........
    Victory for the right? This is no victory for anyone my rightwing friend. As soon as the unions start pouring the dollars into the democratic machine I'm sure you will agree.

    This is a travesty. I thought for sure you would be the first one here criticizing the court for "legislating from the bench" and making it possible to buy elections and politicians. (Even more than it's already being done.)

    I'm quite surprised, to say the least. In a million years I never thought you to be one to approve of this, of all people.
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    Re: Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Section of McCain-Feingold

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Constitutional rights don't evaporate simply because they're expressed through a corporation.
    how many corporations do you know of which have been extended the right to vote?
    or do you want us to believe the Constitution was silent about voting rights
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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Someone, I forget who, was joking on television last night how our politicians will have to start wearing NASCAR style jackets listing their sponsors.

    "This election brought to you by EXXON."

    But, really, I think our country is most likely too far gone to even bother anymore.

    As long as the fish are biting, to hell with the whole ****ting shooting match.

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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Victory for the right? This is no victory for anyone my rightwing friend. As soon as the unions start pouring the dollars into the democratic machine I'm sure you will agree.

    This is a travesty. I thought for sure you would be the first one here criticizing the court for "legislating from the bench" and making it possible to buy elections and politicians. (Even more than it's already being done.)

    I'm quite surprised, to say the least. In a million years I never thought you to be one to approve of this, of all people.

    I am nearly positive that your condemnation is of supreme import. In any case I think there is some level of misrepresentation going on here.

    On Pg. 2 "Queen" made it appear as though Corporations could now give as much money to a single candidate as they wished. My understanding is that this is untrue. Ad time can be spent without restriction, but donation levels stay the same.

    So what's the rub here? Libs will no longer be able to fill the airwaves with propaganda about a candidate unchallenged? Seems so.


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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Yeah, but they have the National Beer Wholesalers Association in their corner. That's a big plus.
    Damn right!!!!
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