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  •  Ahem... (0+ / 0-)

    Somewhere I read that it was not the free speech rights of the corporations that mattered in the Citizens United ruling.
    It was the right of citizens to hear all the arguments.

    If that's anywhere near right, it won't matter what resolutions are passed concerning corporations.  Somehow the simple equating of money and speech will have to be addressed.

    Maybe you don't want to curtail speech but can do something about repetition.

    -6.12 -4.87 What does the trained one think of the untrained seal?

    by jestbill on Fri Jan 27, 2012 at 02:09:11 AM PST

    •  I believe that's incorrect. (0+ / 0-)

      I over-generalized what Citizens United did in my last blog about it, and received a Daily Kos education on its details. For further clarification you can check this out (mainly the updates and comments):

      http://www.dailykos.com/...

      On your second point, you're right that these resolutions won't do anything in and of themselves. The idea is that they can play in important role in the public movement against Citizens United, similar to how the Civil Rights Movement facilitated and made possible the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

      http://twitter.com/progpatriotpa

      by ProgressivePatriotPA on Fri Jan 27, 2012 at 11:35:01 AM PST

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