quote="stockingfull"]Well, the corps and the unions (and there are far more of the former) just got full 1st Amendment rights -- curiously nowhere stated in the Constitution for corporations
-- from the "activist" conservative bloc
on the Supreme Court, so you won't have to worry about all this left-wing influence being hidden by the MSM anymore.
Meanwhile, Obama, or any President, is absolutely entitled to speak with and listen to anybody he chooses. At least it's not a secret anymore who those people are.
And "Big Money" will be absolutely free to create any propaganda they want about issues, people or candidates, and spew it as far as their dollars (oops, I mean their shareholders' dollars) will carry it.[/quote]
Are you even listening to yourself?
What I’m hearing is you think that the 1st Amendment can be granted to or removed from certain groups based on their standing or position in society. If that’s what you are saying that’s about as un-American as things get. So what if the Constitution doesn’t specifically grant Corporations 1st Amendments rights. It doesn’t eliminate them either nor should it. Sorry, tie goes to the runner and in this case that's the corporations who by the way are made up of average citizens who have the right to enjoy every right provided in the Bill of Rights regardless of whether or not it fits into the agenda of the left.
Yes, Obama or any President or for that matter any American - even those who have chosen to incorporate their businesses - are entitled to speak with and listen to anybody they chose anytime they chose. And that's just what the recent ruling from the Supreme Court insures. It means that no longer will the average citizen be muzzled during the last 60 days of an election; it means that some organizations will be able to counter the $67 million dollars donated by the SEIU to the Obama campaign during the election. That donation is pretty common knowledge at least in my circle of friends but it’s easily documented if you care to look it up. Isn’t the internet great? You can tell just how correct this ruling was by the reaction of the left. Again, I'm totally amazed how blind the left is to the ills of their party. I can at least look at and admit the faults of the right and there have been many. But voiding the Bill of Rights for specific groups isn’t one of them. Lisa
Disclaimer: Any spelling errors or punctuation mistakes are due entirely to my fat fingers on a small keyboard. Any homophones used in error are just that; an error - forgotten details from a public school education so give me a break.