Ronald Reagan Profile In Alzheimer's Award Goes To: Justice Kennedy

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    Ronald Reagan Profile In Alzheimer's Award Goes To: Justice Kennedy

    Here we have an elderly man, who in the most public fashion, exhibited cognitive as well as intellectual deterioration, to an extent that should have embarrassed all who witnessed it.

    In his reasoning for Citizens United:

    “We now conclude that independent expenditures, including those made by corporations, do not give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption.”

    "Favoritism and influence are not . . . avoidable in representative politics. It is in the nature of an elected representative to favor certain policies, and, by necessary corollary, to favor the voters and contributors who support those policies."


    Citizens United: How Justice Kennedy has paved the way for the return of soft money - Slate Magazine

    Boston Review — Lawrence Lessig: Democracy After Citizens United

    "...adding the words “and contributors” not only makes the statement not obvious (as Justice Kennedy seems to believe), but in my view, plainly wrong. The framers did not intend to make representatives dependent upon contributors. Representatives were to be dependent upon voters, or, more generally, “the People alone.” - Lawrence Lessig

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    - wikipedia

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    In justifying his ruling, Justice Kennedy also noted that since there was no way to distinguish between media and other corporations, these restrictions would allow Congress to suppress political speech in newspapers, books, television and blogs.
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    Hello? Is there a doctor in the court?
     
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    NOW he's having 2nd thoughts about it :eusa_doh:
     
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    ouch!
     
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    One of Kennedy's best opinions
     
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    yeah, right up there with Reagan's great idea to trade arms for hostage and lie about it. The only thing that comes close is cutting and running in Lebanon where we lost so many US Marines that Reagan put at risk
     
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    The Vice President is a real victim of not one but two brain aneurysms and judging by his inappropriate behavior he has lost some mental acuity and yet he is 2nd in command, behind a former community activist, of the most powerful Nation in the world. A CAT scan might be appropriate for a senator who raved to the world that "the war in Iraq is lost" just before the Troop Surge. Harry Reid seems like a senior citizen on drugs.
     
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    yeah, and a man suffering dementia and a woman consulting astrologers and psychics ran the nation during the 1980s
     
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    Weird how ignoramuses always agree with the political class, even when the real world evidence clearly contradicts what they are being told.

    Tell me something, why shouldn't outside groups have a right to talk about politics? Can you think of any rational reason only inside groups should be able to talk to people during an election cycle? Does the thought of actually having a choice scare you that much?
     
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    You never hear a con mention the decision was a narrow 5-4 one either. If its such a good idea, why wasn't it 9-0?
     

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