Which is why we have advocacy groups like the NRA, the ACLU, and the Sierra Club. This decision eliminates a pointless procedural hurdle that forced them to couch their ads in particular terms.Their phrase, not mine. While it is true that corporations have the resources to out spend any other group, including unions, it is a pretty hollow argument. What is really lost is the speech of all the millions who are not represented by any well- off interest group.
I just don't have a clue what you're getting at here. Nothing in this decision has any relation to the issues you're complaining about.Often corporations and unions are congenial partners on issues and candidates. Need I list some?
So propose a system that you think would work.But frankly, as I have said, it strikes me as insane to design a system in which no one can run for office w/o raising hundreds of thousands of dollars and, once in office, we pay these reps to spend 30% of their time raising more money.
Again, the issue is not whether corporations = people, no matter how much people try to misconstrue it as such. The issue is whether certain constitutional rights protect corporate entities in addition to individuals.And , obviously, I adamantly disagree that corporations are people. I have not seen any convincing arguments that the framers intended for corporations to be considered people and plenty of historical evidence that they could not have. So, I guess we will just have to agree to disagree.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville