You're starting to scare me...we agree again. "...Two headed behemouth...." Excellent.
You might be interested in this from my local paper.....
Salt Lake City voters say corporations are not people | The Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake City voters say corporations are not people
Mail-in ballots overwhelmingly oppose U.S. Supreme Court ruling on corporations and money in politics.
Corporations are not people, and money is not speech.
Thatís what Salt Lake City residents say by an overwhelming 90 percent to 10 percent margin, according to a special mail ballot-opinion question. The results were announced Tuesday......
The question that was put to voters was whether they supported these statements: "Only human beings, not corporations, are endowed with constitutional rights; and money is not speech and therefore regulating political contributions and spending is not equivalent to limiting political speech."
In favor were 17,229 voters; opposed were 1,990. Another 388 ballots were not counted for a variety of reasons.....
The Salt Lake organization is part of a national Move to Amend campaign active in about 90 cities and dedicated to undoing the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The ruling opened the floodgates for unlimited corporate and union spending on federal and state elections.
According to Larsen, the Move to Amend movement is meeting with success across the country and will, at some unspecified time, seek to amend the U.S. Constitution.....read...."
But here, how is one's money silencing the other's money? This would be more akin to a civil court case wherein one side is allowed to keep its attorney to make its closing arguments in the case, the other side must drop its attorney, or perhaps never even having that attorney in the first place, at the crucial end and just be silent hoping the jury was paying close attention to detail all along and summing the arguments up properly.
But do tell, how is one side, both sides actually, being able to present its case silencing and preventing the other side?
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How the hell do you think people win elections? By having more money to get their name and message out there. I don't have any statistics, and heck I'm not even sure I'm right, but tell you what, see if you can do a little digging and tell me when was the last time someone won national office and had less money than the other guy.
That's all politics is nowadays. Who has the most money, not who is the best person for the job. And no it doesn't always equate to he with the most money has the most support, only the most supporters with the biggest check books.
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Secondly, there's not much corporate money in politics, or at least it's dwarfed by individual money which is in turn dwarfed by the influence of the media. Bill O'Reilly and Rachel Maddow get an hour to advocate. Sheldon Adelson has to buy advocacy in 30-second increments. Isn't that unfair that Bill O'Reilly and Rachel Maddow get to speak to the nation, but the average person doesn't?
It's not the government's job to make us equal, it's the government's job to TREAT us equal. Yet even there, liberals get it wrong. They claim that we should all have the same right to speak, yet want Rachel Maddow to have special protections for her status that I wouldn't be entitled to.
2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.