Promising a campaign that “puts people second, or even third”

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    http://trueslant.com/rickungar/2010...activity&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=20100130


    TOOO funny


    Relying on the Supreme Court’s ruling allowing corporations to be treated as ‘people’ for political donation purposes, a Maryland based corporation, Murray Hill, Inc. is throwing its hat in the ring, seeking to represent Maryland’s 8th District in Congress.

    Promising a campaign that “puts people second, or even third”, the company is challenging Democratic Congressman Chris Van Hollen in the district’s Democratic primary.
     
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    I agree, it is funny and makes a statement, misguided in my opinion, but a valid statement.
    It reminds me of Larry Flint's run for the president and the outlandish things he said, not to win the election, but to point out the hypocrisy from both mainstream candidates.
     
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    This funny little bit could end up in the scotus
     
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    The larger issue already has. The fact is that congress announced a plan to pass a law that is constitutional that will solve the issue.
    We should all be asking why they passed yet another unconstitutional law in the first place. We pay them to do a job, and they (congress) continually fails.

    The issue of a corporation, or a company, running for office is settled.

    Only a human individual meets the requirements defined to run for office.
    This is nice showmanship, and makes a statement, but that is all it is, it will go nowhere.

    Kinda like when Larry Flint said he would be gay to get the gay vote, or have a sex change to get the female vote.

    Political theater is fun, but fun is all it is.
     
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    that is false, they cannot donate money to campaigns....

    try facts and truth if it really matters :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Well, we have a corporation run by people who can't read. Fabulous.

    How exactly do they conclude that as a group of people they can all run for office? Their argument makes no sense.
     
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    I don't think you get it. If the SCOTUS ruling relied on the constitution rather than the current campaign finance law, then it will take a constitutional amendment to fix this....IMO.
     
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    Doesn't this open up a ton of laws and regulations being challenged, like cigarette companies unable to market to kids or have cartoon characters in their advertisements. Or regulations on pharm companies marketing their products in TV commercial, like having to disclose the potential side effects.

    Along with probably many others. or is it just for "campaign" financing
     

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