Constitutional Oligarchy?

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    Oligarchy, a political system that is controlled by a small group of individuals, who govern in their own interests.
    Does Citizens United v. FEC portend our nations future?

    I support campaign finance reform, limits on contributions and the total transparency of the donors.

    Do you?
     
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    Yes
     
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    When are you going to accept that freedom of speech applies to all people, even if you don't like them?
     
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    Your free speech rights are not abridged if you affilate with someone and a bureaucrat disapproves of your point of view.
     
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    The so called journo would not give up a source, but would demand someone else's speech be held to a different level of scrutiny.
     
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    I dunno, a lot of people's free speech rights were abridged by the McCarthy witchhunts...

    McCarthy Hearings
     
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    So you're saying you prefer to keep the power to spend on political campaigns strictly to individuals like George Soros and the Unions?

    Yeahhhhh.... that's not a small group at all.

    Citizens United has ended your Oligarchy's reign.

    Then you should be 100% for Citizens United.
     
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    Not with such a naive blanket statement. We had reform and it CURTAILED rights and made things worse. And who gets to decide the limits?
     
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    The corporations who put their stooges on the candidate lists/ fuck the common folk
     
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    Corporate donation limits to candidates were not set aside by the Citizens United decision.
     

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