Sources: Lamar Smith, Harry Reid, NPR [$1 lobbyist = $222 tax breaks]
quote: The ruling that made corporations people for legal purposes changed things.
quote: The right of citizens to tell the government what to do has been destroyed
quote: And all of you seem to be REALLY confused about this ruling. The ruling did not disturb the ban on corporations donating directly to candidates. That hasn't been changed. You people, and the rabid Left in general, act as if this ruling opened up some kind of floodgate of corruption and bribery. Which is absurd and not accurate at all.
quote: The ruling upheld the First Amendment. It didn't make them "people". And you know what, the ruling was correct. We don't just follow the Constitution when it's convenient or when there's no consequences. Barring corporations from political speech was wrong and illegal, plain and simple. Do you realize that's the MOST basic First Amendment principle? That the government has no business regulating political speech.
quote: But I suppose you know more about the Constitution than 5 Supreme Court justices?