Introducing a Constitutional amendment to control campaign finances will be the
job of the next generation.
What a bolloxed bunch this Conservatively based SCOTUS is. First they create
"people" named Corporations that are the only "people" in the
country that are LEGALLY and MONETARILY UNACCOUNTABLE. (Corporations are formed
to prevent monetary accountability to its participants.) Where in the
Constitution did our forefathers foresee that entire entities should be
unaccountable monetarily and legally for their actions? Now the way is paved for
more bribery and chicanery to reinvent our government to be awash with money?
We're looking more and more like the USSR every SCOTUS session. And the
CONservatives have the "Nerve" to blame it on Obama?
Oh Dear!This is just awful!I can't believe this is
happening!The Gadianton's have been given yet another IN to our
political process.Yet another Sad day for America!
Hooray for the Supreme Court. They finally got one right. What
"speech" is the First Amendment intended to protect if not political
speech? And the right of individuals to spend money in support of a candidate is
about as purely political as speech can get.I say let people donate
as much as they want to political candidates or causes. Just make sure there are
strict disclosure requirements so the public knows who is backing a particular
candidate.Under the system that limits donations, a rich candidate
can spend as much of his/her money on his own race as he/she wants. That puts
poor candidates who have to go begging for donations of a couple thousand
dollars at a time at an extreme disadvantage. That is part of the reason the US
Senate and House are increasingly made up of nobody but the rich. And
that's not a healthy situation.
@regis wait, how is money speech? I realize we currently have a capitalist
economic system but how did money become speech?
Just vote for the candidate that spends less or who is targeted the most.
Is there any doubt?In light of todays selling America to the highest
bidder decision as well as the Citizens United ruling which initiated the
selling frenzy, every effort should be made to audit every member of the SCOTUS
continually to verify exactly how they, their families, friends, favorite
charities have been compensated by special interests...Then simply
connect the dots.The SCOTUS today verified the Conservative mantra
that a citizens vote does not matter...unless, of course, you are a
Las Vegas gaming billionaire or one of his billionaire cronies.
Wait how is free speech not fair?
@truthhow is money speech?
Money is money. Speech is speech. A business is a business. A church is a
church. The Supreme Court is confused.
Lucifer was right.He who has the Gold, makes the rules.
Money donated to Demos from Unions, Planned Parenthood or any other left wing
organization is the only free speech allowed, right? But heaven help us if any
money is donated to the GOP! That's the real problem!
By conservative logic, you should have 1 vote for each dollar your worth, cause
corps are people, money is speech, businesses can belong to a religion, why not
grant personhood to money, the very foundation of all conservative action.If Capitalism is the savior and only hope for America, than dollars are
it's devotees and measure a mans worth.
How is money speech?When money is used to pay for a billboard,
that's free speech.When money is used to pay for an ad on TV or
radio or other media, that's free speech.When money is used to
pay for campaign mailers or lawn signs, that's free speech.For
a candidate to get out his message, he needs money. Money and free speech go
hand in hand in political campaigns.Pretty simple.
No, Thid, we need limits on campaign spending from ALL sources.
Thid BarkerVictor, IDMoney donated to Demos from Unions, Planned
Parenthood or any other left wing organization is the only free speech allowed,
right? But heaven help us if any money is donated to the GOP! That's the
real problem!7:44 a.m. April 3, 2014========= While you are jumping up and down thinking this is a GOOD thing, just
remember Thid -- All the mean nasty rotten Democrats, Unions, and
Planned Parent ALSO now have free Speech via UN-LIMITED spending.Becare for what you wish for Thid, Because you just might get it!
I find it ironic that anytime the SCOTUS makes a ruling that puts Conservatives
on an equal ground with Liberals, the liberals whine about how evil this is.Tell us liberals, why is it bad to let a person give to as many
canidates as he wants? As has been stated, you have the Unions, and the massive
liberal social organizations, and the media, why can't conservatives
balance that out with donations from private citizens?To "LDS
Liberal" you keep complaining about the Gadiantons, yet your ilk keeps
supporting the Gadiantons through your ideas of giving government more power.
Don't you know that by taking away power from the government you will be
able to defeat the Gadiantons? But then again I don't think you want them
defeated because they are the ones pushing for your socialist utopia.
Really not a partisan deal.If power corrupts, and money corrupts,
getting the 2 together will surely produce justice?