Voters Strongly Back Amending Constitution To Restrict Corporate Political Spending

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    Sounds prejudicial and probably Unconstitutional. This will have to be studied and debated much more. Sometimes ideas that are popular are also Unconstitutional. They'll have to go slow on this one.
     
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    Interesting idea. I am unsure if I'd support it in practice, but....

    ...you get nutjobs like the above small-minded poster who have a poor understanding of constitutional principles and prerogatives.

    Any constitutional amendment that restricted corporate monies and not individual monies would most likely pass any litmus test.

    The only thing that says corporations are equal to individuals is conservative rulings. The founders, the framers, and the people who ratified the US Constitution understood corporations. They never dreamed of giving corporations an equal footing to individuals.

    Any amendment should be constitution just on the face of it, but supporting an amendment should always involve careful and deliberate considerations of all options.
     
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    Where do these rightwing trollbots come from? I thought the shat that Rush Limbaugh squeezes out into the toilet gets flushed, not making posts on USMB.
     
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    lib-caca is a house idiot.

    pay no attention to the drooling idiot
     
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    You mean "scat" like Soros?
     
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    the right wing noise machine's latest boogy man. :eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
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    Corporate donations to candidates are already capped.
     
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    the saddest thing is watching shills like http://www.usmessageboard.com/members/kyzr.html attempt to defend the indefensible with poor critical thinking skills.

    The poor thing is kyzr attacked Soros as an individual, and only because it is a right wing world talking point, and not because kyzr has any principle to defend.



    Interesting idea. I am unsure if I'd support it in practice, but....

    ...you get nutjobs like the above small-minded poster who have a poor understanding of constitutional principles and prerogatives.

    Any constitutional amendment that restricted corporate monies and not individual monies would most likely pass any litmus test.

    The only thing that says corporations are equal to individuals is conservative rulings. The founders, the framers, and the people who ratified the US Constitution understood corporations. They never dreamed of giving corporations an equal footing to individuals.

    Any amendment should be constitution just on the face of it, but supporting an amendment should always involve careful and deliberate considerations of all options.

     
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    An amendment to ...

    WASHINGTON - By a double-digit margin, voters want Congress to amend the Constitution to overturn the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United that allows unlimited corporate spending on elections, a new poll paid for by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee has found. Voters Strongly Back Amending Constitution To Restrict Corporate Political Spending

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    try keeping up with the conversation. :eusa_whistle:
     
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