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    Re: Left and right united in opposition to controversial SCOTUS decision

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    It shouldn't be a surprise. It was a lousy ruling.

    Where in the Constitution does it say that corporations are people and have the same rights?

    If a corporation is found guilty of a crime, do we read it its rights?

    And where does it say that money is speech? Money talks, all right, but should we give it free speech?

    Money has already corrupted our political system. Now, it will corrupt it even more.
    Corporations are made up of people. So, when people are a part of a corporation, they lose free speech rights? The Supreme Court isn't there to be popular, it is there to interpret the Constitution.
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    Re: Left and right united in opposition to controversial SCOTUS decision

    All this really means is that more people will turn off their TVs during election season to avoid the deluge of bull**** that will pour out of their screen from both sides, so I'm not all that worried.

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    Re: Left and right united in opposition to controversial SCOTUS decision

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Question: Do the 18% who support the ruling know how many justices sit on the U.S. Supreme Court and can they name at least one?
    This could be equally asked for th 82% that support the ruling, but of course that wouldn't fit your political agenda to point that out.

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    Left and Right United in opposition to controversial SCOTUS decision

    Left and right united in opposition to controversial SCOTUS decision - Yahoo! News

    "A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that the vast majority of Americans are vehemently opposed to a recent Supreme Court ruling that opens the door for corporations, labor unions, and other organizations to spend money directly from their general funds to influence campaigns."

    "Republicans, Democrats, and Independents were all near the same 80% opposition range. Specifically, 85% of Democrats, 81% of Independents, and 76% of Republicans opposed it. In short, "everyone hates" the ruling."

    "The poll's findings could enhance the possibility of getting a broad range of support behind a movement in Congress to pass legislation that would offset the Court's decision"

    One issue the the overwhelming number of Americans can agree on, imply put, this activist Supreme Court got this wrong.....way wrong.

    I hope, for the sake of our country, that Congress DOES pass legislation to correct this.
    Those of us that follow the Supreme Court saw this coming a mile away. Roberts and Alito both were extremely activist in the lower courts in advancing corporate interests over individuals. Roberts ruled in favor of corporations against individuals almost every time the issue was in front of him.
    Hopefully Americans will open their eyes and begin to watch the actions of this Court more closely as a result of this outrageous decision.
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    Re: Left and Right United in opposition to controversial SCOTUS decision

    That's because most people are too stupid to understand the ruling in the first place. The vast majority think the SCOTUS decision allows companies to contribute directly to campaigns, which they can't.

    I don't remember the outrage when the media bagged on Republicans up to and during the actual casting of votes for the past 40 years.

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    Re: Left and Right United in opposition to controversial SCOTUS decision

    They can create their own commercials and advertisements supporting a candidate which amounts to the same thing.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Left and right united in opposition to controversial SCOTUS decision

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Corporations are made up of people. So, when people are a part of a corporation, they lose free speech rights? The Supreme Court isn't there to be popular, it is there to interpret the Constitution.
    Amazing how many people still support the "right" of corporations to purchase politicians by running ads. It does make a good investment, as those politicians then will do the bidding of their masters, rather than the work of the people.

    Interesting, too, how unions are mentioned as the bad guy, as if there is somehow a difference between one special interest or another purchasing political power.

    Sure, you can have free speech too, if you can afford it. The cost? Well, if you have to ask, then you can't afford it.
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    Re: Left and right united in opposition to controversial SCOTUS decision

    well, i certainly hate it.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Left and Right United in opposition to controversial SCOTUS decision

    It's not enough that lobbyist can pay big bucks to influence legistlation but now thanks to the SC major corporations can "contribute" big bucks to directly from their own cauffers to any campaign race they want. Talk about captialism running amock!!

    Mind you, I don't have a problem with capitalism or individuals contributing to public campaigns as long as they aren't doing so while holding a prominate position of influence within a major corporation. But when you allow big businesses to make such direct contributions...now you've opened the door to all sorts of questionable ethical and perhaps even illegal practises. Not a smart decision by the SCOTUS at all.
    Last edited by Objective Voice; 02-18-10 at 12:41 PM.

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    Re: Left and right united in opposition to controversial SCOTUS decision

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Corporations are made up of people. So, when people are a part of a corporation, they lose free speech rights? The Supreme Court isn't there to be popular, it is there to interpret the Constitution.
    The people working at a corporation have the right to donate from their own personal funds and speak out at conventions and walk around their neighborhood singing the praises of whatever candidate that they like.

    The corporation is not a person and money is not speech.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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