Let's Overturn Citizens United in the name of you and me!

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    It is no secret that our political system is corrupted by the influence of corporate money in elections. Pick any issue - financial regulation, energy policy, healthcare reform - and its problems can be traced back to unspoken quid quo pro agreements between politicians and their campaign backers.

    Polling on the issue is striking. Despite a fiercely partisan national climate, Americans agree across the board that limits should be set on money in politics. Following the landmark Supreme Court case that removed a bulk of those limits, Citizens United v. FEC (2010), a poll taken by ABC News/Washington Post revealed that eighty percent of Americans opposed the ruling. Seventy-two percent stated that they would support efforts by Congress to reinstate the restrictions that were stripped away by the decision.

    Under Citizens United any meaningful legislative workaround would suffer the same fate of the McCain-Feingold Act of 2002, key portions of which were overturned by the Roberts Court. In fact, there now remains only one option for addressing America's campaign finance problem, and a galvanizing one at that: we must amend the Constitution.


    Marge Baker: Overturning Citizens United: A Movement Moment
     
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    If you want to "overturn" the 1st Amendment you would be better off just finding a new country to live in.
     
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    Nah, republicans like having republicans in office more than they like freedom, true story.
     
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    Your 'true story' works both ways. True story.

    idiot.
     
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    The Repubs are going to cry like little bitch slapped school girls when they see what the dem pacs do with complete anonymity.

    Passing the "Patriot Act" didn't teach these fuckwits a damn thing.. They will rue the day they idiotically ran the Citizens United case in front of the Supreme Court.

    Repubs have the forsight of fruit flies...

    Just sayin...:lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    Replace 95% of all elected officials every 4 years for the house and every 6 years for the Senate.

    Isn't it time to take upon ourselves the implementation of term limits?

    Let's demand a new system and vote in Fair Vote America : FairVote.org | Instant Runoff Voting
     
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    The law has been perverted. Just because nine corrupted judges say otherwise means nothing. We know what is right, and what is wrong.
     
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    This is the most useful thing you have ever had to say.
     
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    Let's Overturn Citizens United in the name of you and me!


    It would be easier to put the toothpaste back in the tube.
     

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