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    Re: Schumer calls for hearings on 'un-American' court decision

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    Wow, he supports the fairness doctrine. He should be executed.
    I was pointing out that the man has no room to bitch about anything being unAmerican considering his anti-American stance on a lot of issues with his support for the fairness doctrine and a lot of other anti-American issues. I was not suggesting that the man should be shot.Although that is a good idea to require that politicians who subvert the constitution be executed.
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    Re: Schumer calls for hearings on 'un-American' court decision

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I was pointing out that the man has no room to bitch about anything being unAmerican considering his anti-American stance on a lot of issues with his support for the fairness doctrine and a lot of other anti-American issues. I was not suggesting that the man should be shot.Although that is a good idea to require that politicians who subvert the constitution be executed.
    The word unamerican is a throwback to the McCarthy and Nixon era. Hell it aint even a real word.

    I agree but if I were a democrat I would be worried about an appeal to the present supreme court, especially justice Lond Dong Silver.

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    Re: Schumer calls for hearings on 'un-American' court decision

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    He lives in DC, which while physically a part of the planet doesn't reside in the same plane of reality. Threatening the Supreme Court is beyond arrogant.
    FDR got away with it, so Schumer thinks since it worked once, it might work again.

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    Re: Schumer calls for hearings on 'un-American' court decision

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    FDR got away with it, so Schumer thinks since it worked once, it might work again.

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    That's an ambiguous argument because you can threaten to sue somebody which is legal or you can threaten to kill someone which is not.

    One is protected by free speech and the other is not.

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    Re: Schumer calls for hearings on 'un-American' court decision

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Personally, I would like to see the hearing look into ways that can reform campaign finance laws that fits within the framework of what SCOTUS will allow. Whether that will be the thrust of the hearing, I have no idea, but will wait and see.
    See, that's the thing - this isn't about "campaign finance" at all. It's about corporations simply expressing their own views, with their own money, about candidates. It's speech like anyone else's.

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    Re: Schumer calls for hearings on 'un-American' court decision

    Quote Originally Posted by gopman View Post
    Democrats have been very transparent with their desire to change the government in any way possible to secure absolute power over every aspect of our lives.
    Yeah! Like banning abortion, or forcing our kids to pray in schools, or, or...wait a minute.

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    Re: Schumer calls for hearings on 'un-American' court decision

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Question for you: do you think some form of campaign finance regulation is needed and legal, and what form do you think it should take if so...and of course, why either way. You are one of the rational conservatives, so I am curious as to your thoughts.
    Can I answer? I'm rational too.

    The public owns the airwaves. Make the TV broadcasters give free or cheap airtime to candidates and others for political messages as a condition of the license.

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    Re: Schumer calls for hearings on 'un-American' court decision

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    Since when is a corporate entity people?

    Soylent Green is people"
    Since when does it say freedom of speech only applies to individuals?

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    Re: Schumer calls for hearings on 'un-American' court decision

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I would like to see some way to limit it so that organizations have the right to free speech, and can run adds, but that the more money they have, the more voice they have.
    This is based on the assumption that they really do have more of a voice with more money, and that this is a bad thing.

    If the people listen to the louder voice, that's their problem. It's democracy.

    The only solution is to go start your own organization and collect money and run your own ads. Or find cheaper ways to get your point across, such as through the media, the internet, protests, etc. Which is what people have always been doing.

    We could also demand some free ad time from TV broadcasters as a condition of their licenses. The public owns the airwaves and should be able to use them for a public purpose.

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    Re: Schumer calls for hearings on 'un-American' court decision

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I don't like this, because this is akin to a poll tax which is unconstitutional.
    You can ask for voluntary tax contributions like we do for the Presidential public financing system now.

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