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Buying votes

February 3, 2010

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To the editor:

Letting corporations “buy” our elections will be the end of democracy, the end of our freedoms, the end of our financial stability and the ruin of our environment. Corporations are NOT persons! And our Bill of Rights was NOT written for the protection of corporations. I am disgusted, dismayed and infuriated.

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notajayhawk 4 years, 11 months ago

"Letting corporations “buy” our elections will be the end of democracy, the end of our freedoms, the end of our financial stability and the ruin of our environment."

Mr. Miller, if money "buys" elections, what does that say about Mr. Obama, who outspent McCain $730 million to $333 million (after changing his mind on accepting federal funds that would have limited his spending)?

"And our Bill of Rights was NOT written for the protection of corporations."

Lotta' big corporations in the United States in 1789, were there?

anon1958 4 years, 11 months ago

If former president Andrew Jackson were alive today the members of the supreme court that voted for this travesty would be literally running for their lives.

diplomacy205 4 years, 11 months ago

If Andrew Jackson had been President when McCain Feingold passed Congress, he would have vetoed it. He fought for the Freedom of Speech and against the tyranny of government. Which is quite ironic considering his actions against the Creek, Black Hawks, and Cherokees.

Plurilingual 4 years, 10 months ago

Another thing..Who the hell names their kid “Ocoee”?

Perhaps someone with ties to the Ocoee River in the Appalachian foothills?

... but who the hell cares what other people might name their kids?

1029 4 years, 10 months ago

Most Americans are idiots and shouldn't be voting anyway. So what does it matter?

kneejerkreaction 4 years, 10 months ago

1029 - touche'. True. Obama likes to talk about systemic failures when it was a systemic failure that got him voted in to office. Without the idiot vote, Obama would not be president.

madameX 4 years, 10 months ago

Wow, the supreme court makes a controversial ruling and it's "Grrr, that Obama!" Way to focus on the issue at hand.

One of the problem I have with this decision that I haven't heard addressed anywhere else is that by granting corporations the same free speech rights as individuals, it seems to effectively gives the individuals who control corporations the right to double dip on free speech rights. They can "speak" as idividuals by donating privately and they can at the same time "speak" through a corporation by donating corporate $$$. I haven't read the opinion yet, but I thought that might make an interesting talking point. Discuss.

Flap Doodle 4 years, 10 months ago

Dear Leader is living proof that enough dirty money can put anybody into the White House.

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