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Forum Post: One Simple Demand

Posted 3 years ago on Oct. 12, 2011, 6:59 p.m. EST by schooby (0)
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Corporations are not people, and they should not benefit from Constitutional protections and other freedoms that were never meant for them. A Constitutional amendment or Supreme Court ruling on this would go a LONG way towards fixing what's wrong. And is short and sweet to boot.

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[-] 1 points by brightonsage (4494) 3 years ago

It is short, sweet and would only go a short way to fixing the list of problems.

Remember the Koch brothers are worth $25 billion each and they aren't corporations.And they aren't going to stop pushing their agenda by using their money laundered any way they can do it. It isn't the shape of the entity, whether corporations, LLC's, partnerships, or even individual human beings. It is the MONEY. Money isn't speech and MUST be taken out of the electoral process. This is not simple to do while preserving the legitimate full participation of individuals in the process. It is a little ironic that we are losing the legitimate participation in two ways at the same time, voter suppression and buying the biggest megaphone. And just under the radar are more nefarious ways of buying power. These guys aren't stupid and they are ruthless. Slogans and simple solutions are but pebbles in the road to the people trying to take over America. We have to be smart, sophisticated and at least as resolute as the opposition.

You are on the right track, keep working.

[-] 1 points by yasky2012 (11) 3 years ago

Yeah - and overturn the Citizens United - where the Supreme Court ruled that corporations can donate as much as they want to any political campaign

[-] 1 points by JohnnySuburban (88) 3 years ago

That is NOT what Citizens United did...perhaps you and people here should read up on the actual case and the decision.

"The case did not involve the federal ban on direct contributions from corporations or unions to candidate campaigns or political parties, which remain illegal in races for federal office."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_United_v._Federal_Election_Commission