Buying Votes Protected Free Speech?

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    Since SCOTUS says that money is free speech, then Buying Votes is Protected Free Speech?

    If money is free speech, then I should be able to allow the candidate handing me the largest pile of free speech to get my vote or pay me not to vote for someone else.

    It should be legal for a candidate to buy votes or pay people not to vote.

    Republicans spent over $200 per voter in the Iowa caucus on negative adds. They should have just gave me $200 to not vote for their opponent.
     
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    yes
     
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    IMO, the Citizens United ruling by SCOTUS was/is the most damaging blow to democracy in my lifetime - so far that I can think of.
     
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    Well if you ever want a favorable ruling from the SCOTUS just take them duck hunting like Cheney did with Scalia.

    Nope, no conflict of interest there, is there? :eusa_whistle:
     
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    It's time someone took vote buying to SCOTUS, because I would not mind getting paid to vote. It is about time us citizens got some of those huge campaign funds instead of the bias media. The media just frames the news in favor of the candidate who spends the most with their organization.
     
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    Buying votes goes all the way back to George Washington, handing out gallons upon gallons of rum, wine and beer.


    So maybe they WERE Liberals, after all
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    Now political organizations can hold block parties where they hand out booze, drugs & money for people who get on the bus that will transport them to the poll to vote for their candidate.
     
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    I'm worried about the people hyped up on all that tea. :eek:
     
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    This is probably the best argument I have ever heard regarding Ron Pauls electability.

    I can hear the federal reserves printing presses going like crazy, wonder when the checks are going to go out.
     

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