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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.

    As noted by the Post's Dan Eggen, the poll's findings show "remarkably strong agreement" across the board, with roughly 80% of Americans saying that they're against the Court's 5-4 decision. Even more remarkable may be that opposition by 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.
    ....this is a surprise.
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    Re: Left and right united in opposition to controversial SCOTUS decision

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

    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?

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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.
    a more important question-at least to those of us who understand that the federal government is properly limited to those powers expressly delegated to it by the constitution ask

    WHERE IN THE CONSTITUTION DID THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EVER PROPERLY GET THE POWER TO TELL CORPORATIONS HOW TO SPEND THEIR OWN MONEY?



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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?
    I support the ruling and have lectured on constitutional law. Lets see (and this is without googling anything)

    AJ Sotomayor-Obama
    Associate Justice Alito-Bush II
    Chief Justice Roberts-Bush II
    AJ Breyer-Clinton
    AJ Ruth Bader Ginsburg-Clinton
    AJ Clarence Thomas-Bush I
    AJ Anthony Kennedy-RWR
    AJ Anton Scalia-RWR
    AJ JP Stevens-Gerald Ford

    I believe that is the order in reverse tenure



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

    "vast majority"?

    Gimme a break.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    "vast majority"?

    Gimme a break.
    4 to 1 isn't a vast majority?

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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?
    We gotta go over this crap yet once again?

    Corporations are owned by people, therefore if the people owning the corporation wish to use the assets of their property to promote their ideas, that effort is protected by the First Amendment.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    If a corporation is found guilty of a crime, do we read it its rights?
    Irrelevant strawman.

    I see that Ken Lay was sentenced to prison. I can't recall if he died before showing up, but he was headed that way.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    And where does it say that money is speech? Money talks, all right, but should we give it free speech?
    You never saw the Geico commercials with the pile of money staring?

    Money doesn't have speech.

    But if you've seen the commercials, the customer saving the money had tons to say.

    Again, you're trying to introduce an irrelevant strawman.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Money has already corrupted our political system. Now, it will corrupt it even more.
    No, the goonions have direct access to the President right now.

    Can't get more corrupt than that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    4 to 1 isn't a vast majority?
    No. Since the poll wasn't of informed people.

    Informed people do not object to allowing others their freedom to speak.

    Maybe if the Washington Post and ABC spent more time presenting the reality of the case there'd be more informed people out there and less people ranting hysterically like some are.
    Last edited by Scarecrow Akhbar; 02-17-10 at 10:05 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    No. Since the poll wasn't of informed people.

    Informed people do not object to allowing others their freedom to speak.
    so very true



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