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

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

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    please point out which American citizens had lost their right to free speech which you would have us believe had been restored
    These citizens:

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

    that article said nothing about any citizens losing their right to speak freely

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

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    please point out which American citizens had lost their right to free speech which you would have us believe had been restored
    When ACORN has the right to get involved in politics and Exxon doesn't, then Exxon has been stripped of the same rights that ACORN has been given.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    When ACORN has the right to get involved in politics and Exxon doesn't, then Exxon has been stripped of the same rights that ACORN has been given.

    Let everybody do it, or let nobody do it. There can't be an in between.
    LOL! When in the hell has EXXON not been involved in American politics???

    They're neck-deep in American politics. And have been for decades. EXXON can spend more money in 5 minutes than ACORN can spend in 5 years.
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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    that article said nothing about any citizens losing their right to speak freely

    try again
    Um, yes it does. Read it more carefully. You do know who the group is, right?

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

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    LOL! When in the hell has EXXON not been involved in American politics???

    They're neck-deep in American politics. And have been for decades. EXXON can spend more money in 5 minutes than ACORN can spend in 5 years.
    Good point. So now that we've agreed that they could do so before, why is there so much fear-mongering over this decision?
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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    please point out which American citizens had lost their right to free speech which you would have us believe had been restored
    Do you think the "freedom of the press" is only for newspapers and broadcast companies (usually corporations)? Or can other organizations also publish and broadcast their views?
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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    FYI - to my fellow liberals on this forum - the ACLU (of which I'm a member btw) fully supported the Supreme Court's decision. Maybe that will make some of you stop and give this some more careful thought.

    http://www.aclu.org/free-speech/citi...ion-commission

    (And maybe this will make some of you conservatives stop bashing the ACLU!)
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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Good point. So now that we've agreed that they could do so before, why is there so much fear-mongering over this decision?
    Well I admit that over the last 2 days I've changed my mind. My original reading of this decision was that the flood gates are wide open now for more money to pour in. But I was wrong. The flood gates are already wide open. They've been wide open for years.

    The court just gave the green light for corporations, unions, etc to do whatever they want right up until election day. The situation is just the same ol crazy spending spree it has always been.
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