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More corporate theft of our elections and rights

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posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 08:31 PM
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In the latest alarming and ruthless grab for increased corporate personhood, the underhandedly-named "Citizens United" (pro corporate "free speech" front) is challenging the FCC to allow more corporate/lobbyist influence/control during our Democratic elections. As if they weren't already granted far too many of the same rights as individual citizens, they're mobilizing in their desire for more. Each pro-corporate personhood legal precedent further sinks the corporate dollar into our elections and corrupts representatives who are supposed to be composed of, appointed by, and acting for the people. At the very least, this is a case to watch with great vigilance and a suspicious eye for claims (doublespeak) by corporate laywers of infringement upon "free speech" versus the potential reality that some rights will be compromised or essentially stripped from the actual citizenry.



See these articles for more information:

www.latimes.com...

www.washingtonpost.com...

topics.law.cornell.edu...



A video on the topic:




More on the issue of corporate personhood:

www.reclaimdemocracy.org...




posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 08:36 PM
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Corporations are pitching a bizarre product -- a radical vision of the 1st Amendment. It would give corporations rather than voters a central role in our electoral process by treating corporate political spending as protected speech.

La Times


This sucks. Corporate America has too much power already.

I just hope this backfires on them and corporations are stuck with the same campaign donation limits as the rest of us.

That'll teach 'em.



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