Bans On Corperate Donations Ruled Unconstitutional By Federal Judge

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    Bans On Corperate Donations Ruled Unconstitutional By Federal Judge

    Well this ought to shake things up! Judge: Corporate donations ban unconstitutional - Yahoo! News

    The Bad: Corperations can now literally buy candidates thanks to the modern liberal interperitations of Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution. Liberals beleive this article allowes congress to do anything it wants with absolutly no limitations other than the bill of rights minus the 10th Amendment.

    The Good: Its a bad day to be anti business.
     
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    It won't stand up.
     
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    I'd outlaw ALL donations if it were up to me. Well let me clarify. I would outlaw donations to specific parties or candidates. I would have a contribution fund that split money evenly between all qualified candidates at each level of the election process. A person , or corporation , could donate as much as they would like to this fun, but they couldn't specify who or what it went to.
     
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    Unions have been doing it for ages (with taxpayers money).
     
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    What a hideous idea.
     
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    Yes it would be hideous to do anything to loosen the grip big money has on our elections.
     
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    And? You got a problem with capitalism?
     
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    What on earth are you babbling on about? The ruling in question was based upon the Citizens United decision – Citizens had nothing to do with Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution or the 10th Amendment; indeed, this was a ruling issued by a conservative Court considering the First Amendment and overruling earlier decisions on the subject:
    This is a ‘conservative interpretation’ of the role of free speech and corporate finance contributions. Liberals for the most part were opposed to the ruling.
     
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    I absolutely have a problem with our elections being part of a capitalist system. One man, one vote. Not one vote per dollar you have.
     
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    I tend to agree in a sense. But I would rather see a cap on what could be spent on an election.
     

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