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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    No, because donating money is free speech.
    Corporations are people? They are human beings?


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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Corporations are people? They are human beings?
    When it's time for heads to roll at MF Global, who do you think they're going after?

    BTW, how come you never throw, "unions", in there as well?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    When it's time for heads to roll at MF Global, who do you think they're going after?
    CEO's, etc.


    BTW, how come you never throw, "unions", in there as well?
    Because they are non profit
    They dont sway politicians for gains in profits
    When was the last time unions destroyed a financial sector?


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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    CEO's, etc.
    People. Yes?



    Because they are non profit
    They dont sway politicians for gains in profits
    When was the last time unions destroyed a financial sector?
    The **** they don't!! Ever hear of Boeing? Heard about how the NLRB over-excercised it's power to prevent Boeing from relocating to a right to work state?

    Non-profit, or not, unions, like corporations depend on cash flow. Lose cash flow, lose power. And, unions sure as hell aren't persons!

    The last time? oh, let's see...GM...Chrysler; just off the top of my head.
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Corporations are people?
    Yes.

    person
    n. 1) a human being.
    2) a corporation treated as having the rights and obligations of a person. Counties and cities can be treated as a person in the same manner as a corporation. However, corporations, counties and cities cannot have the emotions of humans such as malice, and therefore are not liable for punitive damages. (See: party, corporation)

    person legal definition of person. person synonyms by the Free Online Law Dictionary.
    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    They are human beings?
    You don't have to be "a human being" to have certain rights of a "person". The police can't search your car or house without a warrant because those are an extension of you. In this same way do corporations have free-speech rights because corporations are made up of people.

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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    They dont sway politicians for gains in profits
    Aside from causing inflation, swaying politicians is the only thing unions do.

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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Last edited by Jerry; 11-22-11 at 03:15 AM.

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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Yes.





    You don't have to be "a human being" to have certain rights of a "person". The police can't search your car or house without a warrant because those are an extension of you. In this same way do corporations have free-speech rights because corporations are made up of people.
    Damn right!
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    def think they should be barred from donating money, too be honest I find it pretty disgraceful how much the politicians get from these companies its no better than the Mob donating money back in the day to city council elections etc. I would also love to see the mud slinging campaigns banned, I want to hear what your political stance is not about how drunk your rival gets and how often he uses youporn.
    Great analogy!!! That is exactly what it is like.
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Would you support an amendment to the United States Constitution which would bar corporations and unions from financially contributing to elections?

    Why or why not?
    Yes. Corporations are not people. I don't care what SCOTUS says on this subject. Corporations do not feel, it does not breath, it does not think, it does not care who gets elected.
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