The Republican Supreme Court Sticks It to the Little Guy (Again)

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    Once again the United States Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has shown the nation it will always favor corporations over people even if it means conjuring new law out of thin air. Like Citizens United, the recent 5-4 ruling in AT&T’s favor gutting the power of consumers to file class-action lawsuits against giant corporations tips the scales of justice against the people and renders the enormous power of corporations even more enormous.

    When I first heard about the case, AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion there was little doubt in my mind that the Gang of Five — John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy, and Clarence Thomas would figure out a way to ignore Supreme Court precedent and again apply their judicial activism in service to the corporations, and by extension, to the oligarchy they apparently believe the “founders” intended.

    It’s kind of funny when we see Republican presidential candidates like Mitt Romeny, Tim Pawlenty, and Newt Gingrich pandering to the “little guy” denouncing “elites” who are trampling on their rights only to remain mute on the fact that their beloved Republican Supreme Court never, ever rules in favor of the “little guy.”

    The Republican president Ronald Reagan gave us Scalia and Kennedy; the Republican president George Herbert Walker Bush gave us Thomas; and the Republican president George W. Bush gave us Roberts and Alito. This cabal has shown over and over again where its true loyalties lie, not to “the law,” not to “the Constitution,” not to “calling balls and strikes,” but to a 21st century version of corporate feudalism. This new corporate feudalism that the High Court is determined to thrust on the nation is even more exploitative than the earlier brand of Medieval feudalism because it is absent noblesse oblige.

    Someone should tell those people running around in tri-cornered hats and talking about the “founders” that it might be wise to save an ounce of their collective wrath for the Republicans who have appointed five Justices who are trampling on individual freedoms in service of corporations.

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    Nice "cut and paste" from the Huffington Post.

    Incapable of your own thoughts on the issue?
     
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    when corporate $$$ becomes the biggest influence, all our freedoms will be at the mercy of them

    one would think this relevant, seeing as we just signed over HC to the insurance nazi's, and are involved in two perpetual conficts where profiteering is of epidemic proportions
     
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    Opinions, everyone has 'em. But getting yours from the HuffPuff marks you out as an idiot.
     
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    This is the second assult on class actions suits brought to us by the courts.

    In another finding of about a decade ago, they made it much more financially difficult for legal firms to even try to undertake such actions in the first place.

    This most recent ruling is even more outragous. It's like they're not even trying to pretend, anymore, that the law is not entirely a handmaiden to these corporate giants.

    Consider what we have created here... we have created organizations

    1.That can exist from generation to generation

    2. With virtually the same legal rights as true persons (in many cases better legal protections than those given to persons)

    3. That protect their shareholders from catastropic bankruptsy and even in most cases from the criminal actions of their corporations

    4. That can insinuate themselves into our politics

    5. That can transfer wealth to other nations where it they no are longer subject to our laws nor responsible for the debts these corporations have created IN OUR NAMES.


    And now we are making these amoral organizations nearly completely impervious to lawsuits from their class of customers?!

    And not every person on this board who claims that they love this nation isn't outraged by these legal FRANKENSTIENS we have allowed to be created amongst us?


    Oligarchies masked behind the veil of corporate entities and democratic republics cannot exist in the same political clime, folks.

    Neither, incidently, can real capitalism exist under such a system.

    The only possible outcome of us such a system is FASCIST capitalos, (AKA corporatism).

    This system has already raped the bottom four quintiles of our nation, folks.

    The firth quintile, basically the corporate servant and small investor class of these oligarchs will be NEXT.

    Some of you who of of that happy upper 1/5th class have already tasted their lash in this latest economic meltdown as you were systematically swindled.

    You were swindled by their rating agencies, and by the government that works on the behalf of these too big to fail (or regulate) ongoing criminal enterprises.

    YOU pay most of the taxes already. That is how they have lulled you into thinking YOU are part of their team

    But you folks are the last people in America left with any money to take or with any power to threaten these criminal cabals.

    Do you REALLY think that you won't be systematically stripped of that money and your rights through financial machination and though the erosion of you legal rights?

    Seriously?

    I know that some of you do think that you are too special, too smart, too important to the system NOT to be targeted.

    That, my friends is exactly what the JEWS of Germany thought, too even as they saw their right eroded and the same kind of corporate/government gangsterism developing in their nation.

    They were so comfortable and thought themselves so secure because they were important to the system that they simple could not concieve of exactly how vulnerable they were to a society gone mad.

    tick tock, citizens.

    You who are also modestly affluent citizens and tools to the corporations.... YOU are next.
     
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    Sure, let's debate the topic. I am more than willing and able, are you?
     
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    Then you must be visiting the Huffington Post, because the link will take you to josephapalermo.com
     
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    Go for it...
     
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    Let's start here...I vehemently oppose it. Do you agree with the ruling or do you oppose it?
     

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