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  •  What if I own 1000 shares of Chevron? (6+ / 0-)

    I don't, but what if I did?

    I am a part (very very small part, but a part) of the company ownership - the Board and CEOs are there to run the company, what if I don't want my share of ownership pursuing political ends?

    Is that fair to me and other owners who don't want the company that they own to pursue a political agenda.

    Now, what if I am Chinese, or Japanese or whatever. . . what if I own a shit load of Chevron and I WANT Chevron to buy elections for Repugs?

    The two positions are irreconsilable and the single biggest flaw in Citizen's United - - Citizen's United treats corporate CEOs and Board of Directors as "The Company" and while that may be reality - - it is NOT TRUE legally or morally.

    Just another example of F*ck You politics brought to you by the 1% and their minions on the SCOTUS and Congress.

    Blessed are the peacemakers, the poor, the meek and the sick. Message to Repug Fundies: "DO you really wonder "what would Jesus do?" I didn't think so.

    by 4CasandChlo on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 07:23:20 PM PDT

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    •  I agree you have pointed out a flaw in C.U. (0+ / 0-)

      Bug I think the biggest flaw is in ruling that a for profit corporation has the same first amendment rights as a real person.

      A standing army is like a standing member. It's an excellent assurance of domestic tranquility, but a dangerous temptation to foreign adventure. Elbridge Gerry - Constitutional Convention (1787)

      by No Exit on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 06:58:23 AM PDT

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