Citizens United v. Federal Election

corporate psersonhood imagesThe Supreme Court could let loose restrictions on the influence of money in politics after it hears Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission today. If corporations are allowed to spend from their own money on elections -- rather than with political action committees -- it would unleash an age of special-interest politics like we've never seen.  Who might benefit from that? Republicans. Corporations are non-living, non-breathing, legal fictions. They feel no pain. They don't need clean water to drink, fresh air to breathe, or healthy food to consume. They can live forever. They were never meant to be equal with people. Our founding fathers would be rolling in their graves...

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Bill DeMarco (not verified) 12 years 49 weeks ago
#1

great discussion on this topic of where the personhood arguement got started .
enjoy your show, you are a voice of reason in northern illinois where it is all conservatives and rightwingers and really terrible lack of compassion

ignatzfattis (not verified) 12 years 49 weeks ago
#2

Wow -maybe she's more then we knew...

Mugsy (not verified) 12 years 49 weeks ago
#3

Thom,

What the Republicans were waving was a MOCK copy of their (imaginary) healthcare bill.

The "actual" bill can be found at "healthcare.GOP.gov" (or .com?) and is NOT an actually bill, but more of an *outline* of healthcare proposals consisting of roughly seven pages.

To quote one Republican with a sign around his neck last night: "What bill?"

brian a. hayes (not verified) 12 years 48 weeks ago
#4

i am sick of the folly of our country . we need more restrictions on corporations not less. i hope and pray that the supreme court will look at the history of what corporations have done to society. corporation will take risk in society if it will bring a profit. they will pay fines , they will drag out court cases as long as at the end they will see a profit. our government has been involve in coups of other counties because of corporations. it is time that in the 21 century that we tame the folly of corporations to reflect what it really means to be a part of person hood of the world and our nation

DRichards (not verified) 12 years 48 weeks ago
#5

Arlington ISD cancels 5th-grade field trip to see Bush

Six days after drawing fire for not showing President Barack Obama's speech to schoolchildren, Arlington Superintendent Jerry McCullough announced Monday that he also will not be allowing 600 fifth-graders to attend a Super Bowl event next week featuring former President George W. Bush.

http://www.star-telegram.com/local/story/1612049.html

Stan (not verified) 12 years 48 weeks ago
#6

Stephen Colbert did as good a job of explaining Santa Clara County v Southern Pacific Railroad as I’ve ever heard on The TH Show Tuesday night.

I’ve never heard it mentioned more than in passing on any broadcasts except those of Thom or Colbert.

Here in the Bay Area the Colbert Show will be reshown on MSNBC on Wednesday Afternoon and then again at 8 Wednesday Evening.

brian a. hayes (not verified) 12 years 48 weeks ago
#7

do some hate america because of what corporate power has done to the people of other nations?

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