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Offline Froderik

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Supreme Court Ruling
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Re: Supreme Court Ruling
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2010, 01:52:39 PM »
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Re: Supreme Court Ruling
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2010, 03:07:21 PM »
It's a good ruling.

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Citizens United, a conservative 501(c)(4) nonprofit that has funded a dozen political documentaries over the years, produced a critical documentary about Hillary Clinton in 2008 entitled "Hillary: The Movie." By a decision of the federal government, which was enforcing the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (known more broadly as McCain-Feingold), this piece of political speech was banned from television.

Let's boil it down to the essential words: Political documentary, banned, government.

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/01/ ... index.html

Read that article.  Might change some of your minds.  Don't forget that this ruling was essentially about he government banning speech.  It does not matter who expresses the speech, a person or corporation.  The first amendment protects speech... period.
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Re: Supreme Court Ruling
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2010, 09:05:49 AM »
So...one person, one vote...  :suicide:
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Re: Supreme Court Ruling
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2010, 01:37:07 PM »
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So...one person, one vote...  :suicide:
And even if a corporation could vote, which they can't, they would still only get a single vote.
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Re: Supreme Court Ruling
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2010, 02:29:21 PM »
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So...one person, one vote...  :suicide:
And even if a corporation could vote, which they can't, they would still only get a single vote.
It's not the literal vote per se, it is the influence they buy. So the effective disparity is huge. It never was a level playing field; ever so more that discrepancy now.

I see this as a very regressive development. Not good.
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Re: Supreme Court Ruling
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2010, 02:54:44 PM »
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Quote from: "psy"
Quote from: "Froderik"
So...one person, one vote...  :suicide:
And even if a corporation could vote, which they can't, they would still only get a single vote.
It's not the literal vote per se, it is the influence they buy. So the effective disparity is huge. It never was a level playing field; ever so more that discrepancy now.

I see this as a very regressive development. Not good.
:shamrock:  :shamrock:
The vote is surreal..lol
It is a mechanism used and abused, just like the people who
stand in line.
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