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  • perpetuallyphil 1:37 am on January 21, 2010 Permalink |
    Tags: , corporations, elections, fec   

    money = speech 

    “The Supreme Court is set to rule soon on a case that will determine whether corporate entities can donate their entire treasuries to campaigns, including elections for Congress and even the office of president itself. All indications are that the Court will rule in favor of such a plan.

    In the past, Congress has rebuked a corporation’s ability to donate to electoral campaigns, believing that it gave too much power to companies wanting to influence members of Congress or the executive branch. Teddy Roosevelt himself believed that affording such rights to private entities would be disastrous, saying, “All contributions by corporations to any political committee or for any political purpose should be forbidden by law.”

    But starting at a time even before Teddy spoke on the subject, eventually evolving through the 1980s era of deregulation, several court interpretations have bestowed upon these companies the privilege of “corporate personhood.” In other words, in the eyes of the U.S. judicial system, corporations are viewed as persons, given the same rights that individuals carry, including free speech rights.

    And since the courts have traditionally ruled that money donated to campaigns constitutes a form of free speech, it may also rule in favor of corporations being allowed to donate to campaigns as well.

    The Supreme Court will pass judgment within a few days on Citizens United v. FEC, likely ruling in favor of granting corporate interests the right to donate sizable sums of money to politicians, political parties, and campaigns. Such a ruling would undoubtedly change how we see politics play out for years to come….”

    rest of article

     
  • perpetuallyphil 7:11 pm on October 12, 2008 Permalink |
    Tags: , , elections   

    “there is something happening here, but you don’t know what it is, do you mr jones” 

    “Because the majority of us are aware of the rampant fraud and incompetency of the government and bankers, we must remember to maintain positive intentions in all we do, and especially in our thoughts and feelings towards the economic/political situations.”

    elections astrology

     
    • uneeda 8:04 pm on October 12, 2008 Permalink

      nice.

    • absolutelylovely 4:29 am on October 13, 2008 Permalink

      this article was written by the same guy that wrote that astrology stuff from that loooong post i made last week

  • perpetuallyphil 4:44 am on October 6, 2008 Permalink |
    Tags: diebold, elections, fraud, , , , shadow masters   

    are you registered to vote…? 

    at your current address?

    aheem.

     
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