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    ...and the founders didn't anticipate (well maybe TJ did) how huge a potential loophole they were leaving with that little free-speech thing; especially if the Supreme Court might come along and do something incredibly outrageous like declare corporations to be people. Then to follow that up a while later by saying that spending any amount of money was just that little person freely speaking their 2 cents (or a couple million).

    In some ways it looks like we've lost the war but it's not over yet. We managed to overcome the horror of slavery (for the most part) after a couple hundred years of not giving up the fight. I may be naive, but I think the system can heal itself given enough time and effort. The internet is a wild card nobody could have predicted. It empowers us to equalize the playing field somewhat. Without it Obama wouldn't have stood a chance.

    BTW - sfzendog, I sent you a kosmail message.

    The opposite of life is not death, but indifference. -- Jaki Gefjon (A.A.Attanasio)

    by Max Wyvern on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 04:36:55 PM PST

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