Ban on corporate money in campaigns

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by 804brown, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. 804brown

    804brown Well-Known Member

  2. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt I've got a rainbow butt! Staff Member

    The Supreme Court has ruled that Corporation are individuals back in the 1800's.
    Recently, the SCOTUS ruled that Corporations cannot be prohibited from political contributions because they are individuals.

    If you want to change this, a new Constitutional Amendment (the subject in this article) must be passed by both Houses of congress and signed by the President.
    It must then be voted on and approved in 39 States.

    I would vote on it myself if I am still alive.
  4. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Yep. 14th amendment pretty well sealed that fate. Gov't as a whole is owned lock, stock and barrel by corporations and special interests where people and communities are meaningless except to assure the illusion of democracy on election day. Alexander Hamilton is standing proud and Patrick Henry is saying, "I told you so!"
  5. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt I've got a rainbow butt! Staff Member

    One should assume that if the Amendment was ever passed, that the SCOTUS would extend this to any artificial entity or group of individuals.
    Therefore, Unions, PACs, etc would be banned as well.