Great! So if it is just individuals spending the money, they can do so using their right to freedom of speech. That settles the matter.
You don't get it. I'm not insulted by it, it is offensive because you insult the mentally retarded by using it. Including members of my family.My bad, and I apologize if it came off as personally insulting.
I meant to word it as the idea is retarded and not you.
But you can send a check with a corporation's name on it to a TV station to pay for a political ad.Corporations can not speak, they are not alive.
Corporations are abstracts, you can not put a corporation in my hand.
You cannot hear a corporation speak.
Like I said, if corporations can't speak, then there is no issue here - it's just about individuals exercising their right to speak using money from an account that happens to come from a corporation.
A political party also isn't a person - do parties have no freedom of speech?
No, not a building - a membership organization. Like the Roman Catholic Church. Do religious organizations have freedom of religion?A church is a building and is not a living thing, it cannot make any choices, much less a choice of religion.
No. I am represented by myself and by the groups I'm a member of.A person can be represented by a corporation as well as on an individual basis, do you not see how this can be problematic?
All you're doing is arguing that people are making the decisions behind corporations, which is absolutely true. And since people have freedom of speech, it should be no problem for you.Corporation = abstract, not real except on paper.
Abstracts are not alive and can not make choices.