Debate USSC decision on "Free Speech"

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    The United States Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in "Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission" was entirely political and a supreme injustice. The Conservative Block's (Alito, Roberts, Kennedy, Scalia and Thomas) ruling exposed their bias towards the power elite, wall street bankers and cartels as well as their disregard for the American citizen. These 'justices' may well have written this opinion on a barn with these words: All men are equal, some men are more equal than others.
    How can they decide that "Bong hits for Jesus" is not free speech, yet allow monied interests' to 'buy' elections and members of legislative bodies? (btw, kudows to Alito for his support for free speech in the 'bong' matter).
     
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    I know you think you did it better, but someone already posted a similar, politicized opinion on the decision. Yours is just as stupid.
     
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    While I am all for free speech, there are reasons to do with 'greater good' in school settings. I do believe that was the Bongs hits... case, no?
     
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    Really? Tell me why it's "stupid" and I might not continue to believe you're a moron (or is that moran in your language?).
     
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    That was the majority opinion, "greater good" being subjective as was "Separate but Equal".
    Worthy of debate? I think so. Is the "greater good", in utiltiarian speak, that which does the greatest good to the greatest number? That would seem to be contrary to UC v. FEC, would it not?
     
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    So you're OK with corporations publishing the most foul pornography but not political speech?
    You are a book banner. Some liberal.
     
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    Actually I don't think so. Millions of Americans belong to corporations through Unions, employers, stockholding, etc. The free speech thus is not limited to just one individual's voice at a time.

    Actually with the proliferation of 527's and such, this whole aspect seems a tad redundant.
     
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    I think if they treated the same way normal citizens are I think they should have to follow the same laws and tax systems we do.
     
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    So you are for free speech in settings you feel are acceptable? It is okay for a corporations to give all kinds of money to a political candidate, but God forbid a kid wears a shirt you dont like.
     
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    Corporations are not people. Their right to influence the political process should be controlled.
     

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