What do the Supreme Court decisions of "Dred Scott and Citizens United" have in common? Individual rights vs Human rights

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Dred Scott, the individual slave owner had the rights of the 3/5 of slave as a vote in Congress. Citizen United, the individual corporate owner has the rights of all the corporate money(aka,slave'workers) as a vote in "government". One decision led to a civil war,can the other decision repeat history? A war was fought over race not having more rights then another. What make modern republicans supporting the rights of corporation having the rights of a person,blind to the comparison, money like race has more rights then "others"? 1%/Republicans, you`re on the wrong side of history again. Lincoln offer a deal to the slave states during the war for the slaves,now you trying for complete control of government to avoid making a deal in losing power. What`s the old saying "pay me now or pay me later,you will pay"! What`s the price for human rights? 1/2 million dead in civil war and still divide country,can anybody but the "insane" think of affording a price that can be much much worse! Progressive 1% don`t let the "insane" 1% speak/act for you, work on economic justice, jobs & a safety net(worldwide),maybe repeating history can be avoided.

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Wow... read the actually ruling... Then you wouldn't make such ignorant and offensive posts..

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What offends you Cap? I don't want to get into an analysis of tay's hermeneutics, but apart from making an analogy stretch beyond the cases cited, all he does is get the large picture pretty close to correct despite the ramble. He does not insult anyone who does not deserve it. If you want to attack ignorance, you might have a case, but offensive?

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Cap,your post is the answer to why the "empire graveyard" is never close! The 1% never learn from there mistakes! What is ignorant and offensive to the 1% is the reason them decisions cause the downfall of the systems. You can "nitpick" all you want around "individual rights vs majority rights",you cannot get away from the fact that "MAJORITY RULES"! Pity the fool that think otherwise! Drc2, thanks for seeing the big picture,that`s a real problem for 1% representatives. I use common sense in moving the dots between these two cases. And one important dot i added,congress people pass laws without reading all,seeing the effects is what's important. How many laws match with the "letter" of the law? I base my logic on the "effect" of the law. Cap and the other crazies on the court want to argue the letter and be blind to the effect. Money and power have them living in the "Twilight Zone" of hell. Drc2,i will be honor to have my ignorance attack by the 1%

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