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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    I don't think we elect stupid people, I think we elect power hungry people.

    The Founding Fathers got it right when they left it up to us to sort through all the differing opinions and make up our own minds. They gave us a Constitution that enumerated what powers were granted to the federal government and made sure to include the press in the 1st Amendment.

    The press at that time was mostly run by business people who owned another business (like a saw mill) that helped pay for printing costs etc.

    My point is this: The 1st Amendment to the Constitution included the press for a reason. At the time the Constitution was written the press was run by what we would consider corporations today. It was run by wealthy businessmen who had a vested interest in the political landscape at the time.

    The Founding Fathers went out of their way to promote and protect the free speech of businesses and individuals alike because a perfect union couldn’t exist without free speech for all.
    I agree, I was being sarcastic in my last post.

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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    Congress makes laws, and they're not expected to be constitutional scholars. That's the job of the Supreme Court. They are the ones who determine if a law is in accordance with the constitution, and in this case, they correctly determined that McCain/Feingold violated the first amendment (at least the conservative justices) and struck it down.
    Since many, if not most, congressmen are lawyers, they should have a pretty good idea what the Constitution says ...

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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Since many, if not most, congressmen are lawyers, they should have a pretty good idea what the Constitution says ...
    All that they learn in law school is how to manipulate the words of the Constitution to their liking.

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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    All that they learn in law school is how to manipulate the words of the Constitution to their liking.
    They learn much more than that, but that is all they end up doing.

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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    Congress makes laws, and they're not expected to be constitutional scholars. That's the job of the Supreme Court.
    Congress takes an oath to uphold the Constitution. They of all people should know, and care, about what is constitutional. They can't just pass whatever laws they want and wait for the courts to decide what sticks and what doesn't.

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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    All that they learn in law school is how to manipulate the words of the Constitution to their liking.
    and they make a damn good buck doing it
    Don't tread on me= Don't tread on my corporate masters

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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Z3n View Post
    and they make a damn good buck doing it
    at our expense

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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by deltabtry View Post
    at our expense
    but i thought free market economics? or
    Don't tread on me= Don't tread on my corporate masters

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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Z3n View Post
    but i thought free market economics? or
    at our expense. Sad thing is that we get lawyers who try to run our economy, perhaps we should try real world business men and try to keep these lawyers in their own speciality.

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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by deltabtry View Post
    at our expense. Sad thing is that we get lawyers who try to run our economy, perhaps we should try real world business men and try to keep these lawyers in their own speciality.
    what do you mean run our economy? like elected officials?
    Don't tread on me= Don't tread on my corporate masters

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