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    Is Citizen's United et al (new rulings) compatible with democracy?

    Please answer the poll and explain your reasoning.
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    Re: Is Citizen's United et al (new rulings) compatible with democracy?

    You forgot the poll!

    No, it is not compatible.

    Unlimited anonymous money will be the end of our democracy.

    If you're going to shout over everybody by means of your wealth, then I want to know who you are so that I can vote against you with my dollars if necessary. Deny you my business if I disagree with your donation, give you my business if I support it.

    Money is not speech. The ability to anonymously buy EVERY SINGLE MINUTE of available airtime was certainly not what the Founders had in mind.

    Corporations are not people. They can be neither imprisoned nor executed. They never sleep. They share no DNA with homo sapiens.

    The upcoming election will certainly be akin to a trip through the Looking Glass.
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    Re: Is Citizen's United et al (new rulings) compatible with democracy?

    I'm busily rethinking my life in general. The level of anger I'm experiencing these days isn't healthy. There's also a degree of feeling powerless that I am not comfortable with. So I'm going to start denying my business to all manner of companies and corporations. They've already got all the money. They don't need any more.

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    Re: Is Citizen's United et al (new rulings) compatible with democracy?

    Corporations are nothing more than a group of people associated in a common cause.

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    Re: Is Citizen's United et al (new rulings) compatible with democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Corporations are nothing more than a group of people associated in a common cause.
    Corporations are monolithic, illegitimate institutions, which enrich themselves through theft, and, are, fundamentally, antithetical to democracy.
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    Re: Is Citizen's United et al (new rulings) compatible with democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by NGNM85 View Post
    Corporations are monolithic, illegitimate institutions, which enrich themselves through theft, and, are, fundamentally, antithetical to democracy.
    The cool thing is that the above opinions never gain any sort of traction.

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    Re: Is Citizen's United et al (new rulings) compatible with democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Corporations are nothing more than a group of people associated in a common cause.
    That's crap on so many levels.










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    Re: Is Citizen's United et al (new rulings) compatible with democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    The cool thing is that the above opinions never gain any sort of traction.
    So, you're a broker at Goldman Sachs?










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    Re: Is Citizen's United et al (new rulings) compatible with democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    The cool thing is that the above opinions never gain any sort of traction.
    That's what they pay the propagandists for. PR is a ten billion dollar Industry, and that doesn't count the professionals in the direct employ of corporations, politicians, and PACs.

    They're obviously getting their moneys worth.
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    Re: Is Citizen's United et al (new rulings) compatible with democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    So, you're a broker at Goldman Sachs?
    Yeah, (rolleyes)

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