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

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    The constitution was intended to protect people... not big business.
    Says who?

    The First Amendment says nothing about protecting people or business (which is also people, by the way). It protects SPEECH.

    I suppose it will at that. I just do not like business having the ability to buy off politicians. It just bothers me.
    Um, this decision did NOT change the longstanding ban on corporate contributions to politicians. That is still illegal.

    Business and government should never be bedfellows. The result of this is ugly, corrupt, unscrupulous children who seek profit and nothing more.
    I find that attitude absurd and disturbing. Business is good. It's how people make a living. Business doesn't actually vote, the people do, so your fixation is overblown.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    As many is it can afford to pay for?
    So which corporations that you know of are buying votes? Be specific.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    So which corporations that you know of are buying votes? Be specific.
    Seriously? You don't think politicians are influenced by contributions at all? You don't think corporations and unions contribute in order to have influence? You think they do it out of the kindness of their hearts?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    Seriously? You don't think politicians are influenced by contributions at all? You don't think corporations and unions contribute in order to have influence? You think they do it out of the kindness of their hearts?
    So there are lots of them? Then it shouldn't be hard to answer the question.

    As for influence, it's not power. You have no right to limit influence or say the voters shouldn't be influenced by something. That's their decision, not yours.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    Seriously? You don't think politicians are influenced by contributions at all? You don't think corporations and unions contribute in order to have influence? You think they do it out of the kindness of their hearts?
    I didn't say anything about politicians. I'm talking about voters.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    I didn't say anything about politicians. I'm talking about voters.

    Really? People aren't influenced by advertising at all? Not in the slightest?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    Really? People aren't influenced by advertising at all? Not in the slightest?
    I'm not talking about advertising.

    Vader said corporations buy votes. I want to know which ones.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    Really? People aren't influenced by advertising at all? Not in the slightest?
    Of course they are.

    What's wrong with that? People have a right to base their vote on whatever they want. It's scary that anyone would suggest that voters should be shielded from certain messages because they don't like this fact.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    I'm not talking about advertising.

    Vader said corporations buy votes. I want to know which ones.
    Me too, by the way.

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    Me too, by the way.
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