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  •  But Citizens United is based (2+ / 0-)
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    TheUnknown285, raincrow

    on the "fact" that corporations are people. This amendment doesn't just say corporations can't be "called" people; it says that they are not people.

    Seems like it would be pretty easy to challenge the Citizens United decision with this amendment in the Constitution.

    •  Oh, OK... (3+ / 0-)
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      raincrow, trumpeter, FischFry

      I just saw another comment of yours above. I see what you're getting at now!

      I love this place... so many people here with so many areas of expertise :-)

    •  No, it isn't. (3+ / 0-)
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      AaronInSanDiego, johnny wurster, Loge

      And until we collectively get past this fundamental error, nothing that we propose will work.

      Citizens United is about the granted powers of Congress. What it says is that Congress simply does not have the power to control political speech, regardless of the identity of the speaker.

      If David Brin's "uplift" idea were ever implemented in the United States, (I have no doubt that it would work,) Congress would not have the power to control the political speech of chimpanzees and dolphins.

      The only way to undo Citizen's United would be to give Congress the explicit power to control political speech. Which I consider to be an astonishingly bad idea... some powers are too dangerous to be given away.

      --Shannon

      "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." -- Emiliano Zapata Salazar
      "Dissent is patriotic. Blind obedience is treason." --me

      by Leftie Gunner on Thu Nov 17, 2011 at 08:03:18 PM PST

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