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Everyone has a voice

Posted: February 19, 2010 5:34 p.m.
Updated: February 21, 2010 4:55 a.m.
 
If you read even a portion of the 183-page Supreme Court ruling on Citizens United vs. Federal Elections Commission, then you will realize the decision is about individuals, not corporations.

The Supreme Court had to determine when it is wrong for individuals to get together to present a political message.

In a nutshell, the Supreme Court decision indicated that the federal government can never, ever determine disfavored groups of people in the arena of political speech. To do so is censorship.

The law was struck down. Censorship of political speech is unconstitutional. It shouldn't matter how much money the group has or whether the group is a corporation, a union, a cult or the media.

This case has brought out a lot of animosity towards corporations. But in reality, corporations are not bad, they are necessary and good. Best of all, they are run by people.

The animosity towards profits and corporations is a knee-jerk reaction for many. I bet anyone that a government with an anti-profit, anti-corporate agenda will have a crappy economy. Don't most Americans already know this?

If the money in political speech bothers you, promote full disclosure. You see, the Supreme Court ruled that in American political speech, everyone has a voice.

I don't think lamenting the abolition of a form of censorship in or society is very becoming for an American.

No worries though. Can you imagine this Supreme Court decision, but with McCain in office? The Supreme Court ruled he was a co-author to unconstitutional law, revealing one of his least-becoming acts as an American hero.

We temporarily lost our voice in America. Thank God we got it back.

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