Friday, January 22, 2010

Who Rules America?

I'll give you a hint: It's not us.


mlutwak said...

Full admission in their part:
Corporation=Human being
A nice place to start if you want to dismantle all that is wrong with our system.

KAZ said...

It's worth skimming the beginning of Stevens's dissent, in which he makes some critical points about that notion: "The basic premise underlying the Court's ruling is its iteration, and constant reiteration, of the proposition that the First Amendment bars regulatory distinctions based on a speaker's identity, including its 'identity' as a corporation. While that glittering generality has rhetorical appeal, it is not a correct statement of the law. Nor does it tell us when a corporation may engage in electioneering that some of its shareholders oppose. It does not even resolve the specific question whether Citizens United may be required to finance some of its messages with the money in its PAC. The conceit that corporations must be treated identically to natural persons in the political sphere is not only inaccurate but also inadequate to justify the Court's disposition of this case."