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OP-ED: SCOTUS Prefers Free Speech for Corporations, Not People


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, SupremeCourt, free speech issues, Citizens United, ethics, usa )

Cal
- 378 days ago - truth-out.org
The free speech rights of American citizens are under attack all across America, but if you're a corporation, you can have all the say you want.



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Theodore Shayne (56)
Friday December 6, 2013, 6:30 am
You know what talks and what walks. This is a prime example.
 

lee e. (114)
Friday December 6, 2013, 8:10 am
If Scalia had his way (which most of the time he does), the whole Constitution would be "scratched"! Still trying to overturn Citizens United - so what should we expect when we have an arrogant Plutocratic court - their whole ideology is screwed up - we need one of those oligarchs to have a serious health issue - and very soon!
 

pam w. (191)
Friday December 6, 2013, 9:21 am
This is a ''gift'' from the conservatives at the dear GOP!
 

Birgit W. (152)
Friday December 6, 2013, 1:01 pm
Unfortunately this is really true. Not just in the States, but in Canada too.
 

Arielle S. (317)
Friday December 6, 2013, 1:11 pm
Well, Lee, I nominate Scalia, closely followed by Thomas.... then we could get some justices who are truly interested in justice.
 

A F. (132)
Friday December 6, 2013, 2:38 pm
Thank you
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Friday December 6, 2013, 3:45 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal. I agree with lee and Arielle....these sociopaths who call themselves justices have got to go.

At the bottom of the article, there's a link to MoveToAmend.org. When you click it, you can sign a petition on their page. I believe you can only sign once....I signed several months ago. This is a very hardworking grassroots group with many successes so far. I attended one of their meetings here in my city awhile back.
 

lee e. (114)
Friday December 6, 2013, 7:36 pm
Thanks Lois J - I missed the petition entirely - so went back and signed!
 

Janis K. (107)
Friday December 6, 2013, 7:42 pm
Already signed
 

Past Member (0)
Friday December 6, 2013, 7:46 pm
two legs bad four legs good, four legs good, two legs better. all animals are equal, but, some animals are more equal than others....Animal Farm
 

Past Member (0)
Friday December 6, 2013, 7:48 pm
https://movetoamend.org/ is the link to the petition
 

Ganaisha Calvin (7)
Friday December 6, 2013, 9:20 pm
thanks for sharing
 

june t. (66)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 12:03 am
thanks
 

Bridget Robertson (106)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 1:04 am
Signed a tweeted the petition. It isn't just the federal government attacking free speech. Elderly people were arrested this summer at the Wisconsin State Capitol. The government is not coming for guns. That is a noisy distraction, they are coming for our free speech.
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 1:17 am
more spam
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 2:33 am
Didn't take much to determine that the case is "Whether 18 U.S.C. § 1382, which prohibits a person from reentering a military installation after a commanding officer has ordered him not to reenter, may be enforced on a portion of a military installation that is subject to a public roadway easement."
 

Jennifer B. (85)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 4:52 am
Noted
 

Azle B. (17)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 7:53 am
The people are the controlers of the country and should join together to make their voices heard. Speak out on every medium you can.
 

Jason R. (66)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 9:02 am
In the news:
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Corporate conservatives want special rules that let them privatize profits and socialize losses. READ MORE»

Are you paying attention, SCOTUS?
 

Arlene C. (111)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 10:19 am
FAIT
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 2:19 pm
I believe we have a corporate sponsored SCOTUS.
 

Barbara K. (75)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:21 pm
To be a person, a heartbeat is necessary. Corporations have no heartbeat, therefore, they are not people. People are persons with heartbeats. No heartbeat, no person. Simple as that. Corps. also don't have voice boxes, so don't speak either. There is no speech without a voice box. Not people.
 

Franshisca Dearmas (91)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 6:03 am
Noted TY Cal
 
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