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Supreme Court eases federal ban on corporate campaign donations

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WASHINGTON--The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday opened the door to federal corporate political donations. "Indeed, to exclude or impede corporate speech is to muzzle the principal agents of the modern free economy. We should celebrate rather than condemn the
addition of this speech to the public debate," said the majority in the opinion. Read the entire decision here.

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Our U.S. Supreme Court just openly sold our government to Corporate America. Not that the U.S. Gov't hasn't been in Corporate America's pocket for decades, if not centuries, but now they don't have to be sly about it.

I think I'm moving to Australia.

If I read this properly, the Supremes have sold out the country to the corporations in the name of free speech.

"Indeed, to exclude or impede corporate speech is to muzzle the principal agents of the modern free economy."

But look at the economy; look where we are because of these principal agents. The only reason many of them are still here is because the current administration bailed them out. Why would we want these people deciding who gets into the Oval Office?

Aren't things bad enough as they are?

This should effectively keep democrats out of the White House for the next millennium or two. The Supreme Court of the United Buckaroos. A Republican's best friend!

Bring on the 2012 vote!

This should effectively keep democrats out of the White House for the next millennium or two. The Supreme Court of the United Buckaroos. A Republican's best friend!

Bring on the 2012 vote!

After smelling blood in the water over the Massachusetts defeat for Democrats, the Big court took the liberty to go for the Democratic knockout punch. Now Congress needs to take their gloves off and see to it that democracy is never overruled again by activist judges. Term limits should just be a footnote to needed overhaul.

So what's next? Are you a Republican, Democrat, Independent, etc. on Job Applications? What happened to Of, For, and By the people? Corruption has been elevated by the Judiciary. You call this the best System in the World?!

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