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CanonRay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 07:12 AM
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97. We finally start to undo this monstrous wrong
Keep this message simple...the forces of darkness will really fight this one.
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  -BREAKING NEWS: Congress introduces amendment to overturn Citizens United Cal33  Nov-16-11 05:47 PM   #0 
  - K & R - It's about time!  Raksha   Nov-16-11 05:58 PM   #1 
  - Signed and kicking!  arcane1   Nov-16-11 06:09 PM   #2 
  - that looks like great news...  vcc   Nov-16-11 06:11 PM   #3 
  - Will do. Thanks, and a hearty welcome to DU.  Cal33   Nov-16-11 06:23 PM   #6 
  - There is no fear of violence in the streets from OWS.  sabrina 1   Nov-17-11 01:02 AM   #70 
     - +1 n/t  Shining Jack   Nov-17-11 05:37 AM   #83 
     - Plus one!  Enthusiast   Nov-17-11 05:46 AM   #87 
     - where in my comment did I attribute violence to OWS?  vcc   Nov-17-11 11:47 AM   #126 
  - Outstanding! Emailing after I sign on. Thanks!  Zorra   Nov-16-11 06:14 PM   #4 
  - Excellent. We need as many members as possible to email their  Cal33   Nov-16-11 07:42 PM   # 
  - Excellent. We need as many members as possible to email their  Cal33   Nov-16-11 07:42 PM   #22 
  - SCOTUS needs to be slapped for Citizens United  socialindependocrat   Nov-16-11 06:17 PM   #5 
  - Sure hope so.  Cal33   Nov-16-11 06:29 PM   #8 
  - Scalia, Alito, and Roberts need to be impeached NOW!  Initech   Nov-16-11 06:33 PM   #12 
  - You forgot Poland. I mean Thomas.  tblue   Nov-17-11 02:10 PM   #152 
  - They do not give a fuck about what the 99% think. About. Anything.  stillwaiting   Nov-16-11 07:15 PM   #16 
  - Scalia, Alito, and Roberts are FASCISTS  FunMe   Nov-16-11 10:12 PM   #46 
  - So is Thomas and Kennedy is reliable for the Fascist 4 most of the time. nt  stillwaiting   Nov-16-11 10:42 PM   #53 
  - I have to agree.  Enthusiast   Nov-17-11 05:54 AM   #89 
  - I used to think that too.  Enthusiast   Nov-17-11 05:53 AM   #88 
     - This is normal behavior for people with anti-social personality disorder, or "sociopaths."  Cal33   Nov-17-11 06:49 AM   # 
     - This is normal behavior for people with anti-social personality disorder, or "sociopaths."  Cal33   Nov-17-11 06:49 AM   #94 
     - It's certainly possible.  stillwaiting   Nov-17-11 07:29 AM   #101 
        - This is exactly what I've believed for a long time .  Raksha   Nov-17-11 12:10 PM   #134 
  - I know everyone has a hate-on for Citizens United but...  AtheistCrusader   Nov-17-11 08:34 AM   #108 
     - I see a difference  socialindependocrat   Nov-17-11 10:01 AM   #116 
  - PROUD to sign! Could just be the most important thing I have ever signed/will ever sign  Dragonbreathp9d   Nov-16-11 06:24 PM   #7 
  - Signed and shared n/t  livetohike   Nov-16-11 06:30 PM   #9 
  - I'm no constitution scholar but this doesn't seem to address the issue....  Scuba   Nov-16-11 06:32 PM   #10 
  - Agreed. I think the amendment would need to be something like:  Nye Bevan   Nov-16-11 08:43 PM   #36 
  - Those provisions are too specific for a Constitutional amendment  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-17-11 12:50 AM   #69 
  - So, you can't hold a corporation to a contract, or even sue one, yes?  jberryhill   Nov-17-11 04:28 PM   #159 
     - Says who?  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-17-11 09:29 PM   #166 
        - Okay, so  jberryhill   Nov-17-11 11:21 PM   #167 
  - It does. You have the issues upside down.  Aleric   Nov-17-11 11:18 AM   #120 
     - OK, good. That helps. So the corporations wouldn't be able to ....  Scuba   Nov-17-11 11:55 AM   #130 
        - Granted...  Aleric   Nov-17-11 12:04 PM   #133 
        - But isn't this our big shot? A Constitutional Amendment! ...  Scuba   Nov-17-11 12:30 PM   #136 
           - No the funding is the symptom  Aleric   Nov-17-11 12:41 PM   #138 
              - I think public funding is a must....  Scuba   Nov-17-11 12:46 PM   #140 
                 - No law is perfect  Aleric   Nov-17-11 12:48 PM   #142 
                    - Sure, but if we're going to the trouble of a Constitutional Amendment...  Scuba   Nov-17-11 01:16 PM   #146 
        - There used to be limits to the amount of money  Raksha   Nov-17-11 12:24 PM   #135 
        - probably  donquijoterocket   Nov-17-11 12:52 PM   #143 
           - I don't think of Constitutional Amendments as "first steps". n/t  Scuba   Nov-17-11 01:23 PM   #147 
  - Do people have the right to form corporations to express a political opinion?  Nuclear Unicorn   Nov-16-11 06:32 PM   #11 
  - Absolutely.  Nye Bevan   Nov-16-11 08:44 PM   #37 
  - I would agree if you own the company...  socialindependocrat   Nov-17-11 03:20 AM   #75 
  - K&R - nt  Ohio Joe   Nov-16-11 06:33 PM   #13 
  - Hate to be a wet blanket, but the founders made it extraordinarily difficult...  MilesColtrane   Nov-16-11 06:45 PM   #14 
  - NWP Occupies the White House for passage of Constitutional Amendment:  Zorra   Nov-16-11 07:15 PM   #15 
  - The Equal Rights Amendment sounded like a great idea. It failed.  badtoworse   Nov-16-11 07:32 PM   #19 
  - But the NWP got the Constitutional Amendment passed, didn't they?  Zorra   Nov-16-11 09:45 PM   #42 
  - The passage of this amendment is certainly equally worthy.  MilesColtrane   Nov-16-11 07:37 PM   #21 
  - and we will have the majorities next year, but this is a great push...  vcc   Nov-16-11 07:54 PM   #25 
  - Hard to amend but easy to "interpret". nm  rhett o rick   Nov-16-11 11:03 PM   #55 
  - Your saying it will be difficult is very true.  truedelphi   Nov-17-11 02:13 AM   #73 
  - Then give up.  Aleric   Nov-17-11 11:21 AM   #121 
  - LOL  MilesColtrane   Nov-17-11 11:52 AM   #127 
  - I'm glad not everyone who faces difficult procedures throws up their hands in dismay.  Pacifist Patriot   Nov-17-11 11:43 AM   #125 
  - Kicked, recommended, and signed  meow2u3   Nov-16-11 07:23 PM   #17 
  - "natural persons" is rather nebulous. "Test-tube babies" aren't naturally conceived. R they persons?  DRoseDARs   Nov-16-11 07:27 PM   #18 
  - In jurisprudence, a Natural Person is a human being, as opposed to an artificial, legal, or juristic  NBachers   Nov-16-11 10:00 PM   #43 
     - Ah so "natural" is being used in its Legalese form, not in actual English. I guess that's better?  DRoseDARs   Nov-16-11 11:44 PM   #61 
  - K/R for Progress...  NYC_SKP   Nov-16-11 07:35 PM   #20 
  - k&r..  spanone   Nov-16-11 07:44 PM   #23 
  - k/r That is good news...  lib2DaBone   Nov-16-11 07:52 PM   #24 
  - k and r  coffeenap   Nov-16-11 07:56 PM   #26 
  - K&R  mvd   Nov-16-11 07:56 PM   #27 
  - This is all about taking the thunder out of Lessig's convention plans.  tcaudilllg   Nov-16-11 07:59 PM   #28 
  - it's about creating the change w/o unnecessary insanity.  vcc   Nov-16-11 08:32 PM   #33 
     - Well now  tcaudilllg   Nov-16-11 08:41 PM   #35 
  - Signed,  polmaven   Nov-16-11 08:07 PM   #29 
  - Many thanks.  Cal33   Nov-17-11 10:57 AM   #118 
  - knr n/t  eggplant   Nov-16-11 08:08 PM   #30 
  - k 'n r! nt  flamingdem   Nov-16-11 08:13 PM   #31 
  - FINALLY!!!  DonCoquixote   Nov-16-11 08:14 PM   #32 
  - I'm not sure that the proposed amendment quite gets there,  Nye Bevan   Nov-16-11 08:40 PM   #34 
  - We the people  nineteen50   Nov-16-11 09:30 PM   #39 
  - Please see my post #10 and subsequent dialog. Thanks.  Scuba   Nov-17-11 01:26 PM   #149 
  - Awesome news! K & R  freshwest   Nov-16-11 09:15 PM   #38 
  - Signed, kicked & recommended n/t  proReality   Nov-16-11 09:37 PM   #40 
  - I hope this becomes a litmus test  Canuckistanian   Nov-16-11 09:42 PM   #41 
  - Signed and forwarded widely.  silverweb   Nov-16-11 10:00 PM   #44 
  - K & R nt  abelenkpe   Nov-16-11 10:08 PM   #45 
  - K&R.  lob1   Nov-16-11 10:22 PM   #47 
  - I can name one corporation  DissedByBush   Nov-16-11 10:28 PM   #48 
  - And I'm sure labor unions and the DNC would like fourth amendment protection  RB TexLa   Nov-17-11 08:06 AM   #105 
  - Fifth Amendment takings clause - the Feds can take any corporate property without compensation  jberryhill   Nov-17-11 11:24 PM   #168 
  - Good.  Aleric   Nov-17-11 11:22 AM   #122 
  - rec'ed, signed and shared! n/t  beac   Nov-16-11 10:32 PM   #49 
  - Signed.  efhmc   Nov-16-11 10:33 PM   #50 
  - It's badly worded  kudzu22   Nov-16-11 10:35 PM   #51 
  - I disagree.  Firebrand Gary   Nov-16-11 11:56 PM   #63 
     - So in US v. New York Times Inc.  jberryhill   Nov-17-11 04:42 PM   #163 
  - Not sure how this will ever pass through this worthless Congress, but K/R  AllyCat   Nov-16-11 10:40 PM   #52 
  - Why does anyone think this would change Citizens United?  eallen   Nov-16-11 11:02 PM   #54 
  - Incorrect  Aleric   Nov-17-11 11:28 AM   #123 
  - This country was founded by corporations  jberryhill   Nov-17-11 04:33 PM   #161 
  - The press was a business, from a century before the US existed.  eallen   Nov-17-11 05:47 PM   #165 
  - Citizen's United wanted to make a movie, btw  jberryhill   Nov-17-11 04:30 PM   #160 
  - K and R for it's about time.  femrap   Nov-16-11 11:07 PM   #56 
  - KR --  defendandprotect   Nov-16-11 11:23 PM   #57 
  - Kicked and Recommended. This makes me very HAPPY!  Firebrand Gary   Nov-16-11 11:36 PM   #58 
  - K & R  Oldtimeralso   Nov-16-11 11:39 PM   #59 
  - Stares blankly in slacked jawed amazement. Wait which congress? Canada?  pam4water   Nov-16-11 11:40 PM   #60 
  - It's fantastic that people in Congress are now trying to repeal this idiotic court decision.  KeyserSoze87   Nov-16-11 11:45 PM   #62 
  - HUGE K & R. nt  bertman   Nov-17-11 12:03 AM   #64 
  - Done! n/t  Lugnut   Nov-17-11 12:24 AM   #65 
  - K & R  SoapBox   Nov-17-11 12:27 AM   #66 
  - The PROGRESSIVE Caucus is listening to the streets.  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-17-11 12:27 AM   #67 
  - It looks great to me  The Second Stone   Nov-17-11 12:41 AM   #68 
  - Well praise the lord and pass the ammunition.  LiberalAndProud   Nov-17-11 01:31 AM   #71 
  - I'm amazed!  watajob   Nov-17-11 01:44 AM   #72 
  - Done! K and R  ClayZ   Nov-17-11 02:52 AM   #74 
  - Done. n/t  PotatoChip   Nov-17-11 04:35 AM   #76 
  - Sounds good but it will never happen. nt  bowens43   Nov-17-11 04:37 AM   #77 
  - Even if it did. I doubt it would change a thing.  Scruffy1   Nov-17-11 07:26 AM   #100 
  - Well,  Dj13Francis   Nov-17-11 04:38 AM   #78 
  - Rec #200!  stlsaxman   Nov-17-11 04:46 AM   #79 
  - Signed and spread info to friends.  a kennedy   Nov-17-11 04:51 AM   #80 
  - K&R !!!  sarchasm   Nov-17-11 05:15 AM   #81 
  - Now pay close attention to who opposes this.  tclambert   Nov-17-11 05:35 AM   #82 
  - Indeed. And it will matter not which Party.  WinkyDink   Nov-17-11 05:42 AM   #86 
  - Signed!  Enthusiast   Nov-17-11 05:41 AM   #84 
  - The SCOTUS, yet again, broke the law, to wit: NOTHING in the Constitution can be construed to equate  WinkyDink   Nov-17-11 05:41 AM   #85 
  - Plus one!  Enthusiast   Nov-17-11 06:00 AM   #91 
  - Again, the 1st amendment was written to protect "the press" as well.  eallen   Nov-17-11 08:03 AM   #104 
  - Replace 'corporation' with 'union'  AtheistCrusader   Nov-17-11 08:38 AM   #109 
     - You're missing the point.  Aleric   Nov-17-11 11:57 AM   #131 
        - That makes sense.  AtheistCrusader   Nov-17-11 12:54 PM   #144 
  - Yes  SpiralHawk   Nov-17-11 05:57 AM   #90 
  - Done. k&r n/t  Laelth   Nov-17-11 06:16 AM   #92 
  - One of the most fucked up rulings in American history...nt  and-justice-for-all   Nov-17-11 06:26 AM   #93 
  - Signed last night.  yellerpup   Nov-17-11 06:51 AM   #95 
  - This is bad news for androids.  rbnyc   Nov-17-11 06:58 AM   #96 
  - We finally start to undo this monstrous wrong  CanonRay   Nov-17-11 07:12 AM   #97 
  - You bet I'll sign that! K&R nt  TBF   Nov-17-11 07:15 AM   #98 
  - I'm certain that Congress and the Media will get right on this.  Capt. America   Nov-17-11 07:17 AM   #99 
  - K&R  Hun Joro   Nov-17-11 07:56 AM   #102 
  - This is good, but we need more, like the following (one overlaps):  Maineman   Nov-17-11 07:59 AM   #103 
  - Why is this country so screwed up? Because...  Maineman   Nov-17-11 08:07 AM   #106 
  - WOOHOO!!  MoonRiver   Nov-17-11 08:13 AM   #107 
  - Signed  bighart   Nov-17-11 08:43 AM   #110 
  - Short, sweet, clear, and to the point.  HopeHoops   Nov-17-11 08:57 AM   #111 
  - I'm sure this will be shelved by Boehner and ignored by the fascist press. nt  valerief   Nov-17-11 09:07 AM   #112 
  - K&R  ck4829   Nov-17-11 09:39 AM   #113 
  - k&r n/t  lordsummerisle   Nov-17-11 09:58 AM   #114 
  - Signed, posted on FB, emailed to friends! And a HUGE K and R!  dorksied   Nov-17-11 09:59 AM   #115 
  - Signed and strongly recommended  avaistheone1   Nov-17-11 10:16 AM   #117 
  - K & R and signed. Hoo-hah!  mnhtnbb   Nov-17-11 11:11 AM   #119 
  - people ! = property and thus property ! = people  Locrian   Nov-17-11 11:39 AM   #124 
  - Excellent point!  Cal33   Nov-17-11 11:54 AM   #129 
  - This should be re-introduced in every session of Congress  hifiguy   Nov-17-11 11:53 AM   #128 
  - Such beautiful words.  FredStembottom   Nov-17-11 12:02 PM   #132 
  - SUPER-fantastic!!!  Plucketeer   Nov-17-11 12:37 PM   #137 
  - Finally!  FailureToCommunicate   Nov-17-11 12:42 PM   #139 
  - K&R  JNelson6563   Nov-17-11 12:47 PM   #141 
  - Police Raid right now Thursday in NYC Liberty Park  FunMe   Nov-17-11 12:55 PM   #145 
  - Signed. n/t  Gin Blossom   Nov-17-11 01:23 PM   #148 
  - I'm so sick of being jerked around  libodem   Nov-17-11 01:34 PM   #150 
  - Progress, yes  azul   Nov-17-11 01:51 PM   #151 
  - K&R  raouldukelives   Nov-17-11 02:20 PM   #153 
  - K&R, but lotsa luck unless we regain a firm majority in both houses. nt  onehandle   Nov-17-11 03:19 PM   #154 
  - As someone said in a msg. above, "This should be re-introduced in every session of congress, until  Cal33   Nov-18-11 06:03 AM   #170 
  - K&R ... Bigtime!  Bozita   Nov-17-11 03:28 PM   #155 
  - Kicked and recommended.  Uncle Joe   Nov-17-11 03:46 PM   #156 
  - Thank you, Uncle Joe. You're always dependable.  Cal33   Nov-18-11 05:58 AM   #169 
  - signed kicked and recommended  unapatriciated   Nov-17-11 04:06 PM   #157 
  - Done. nt  ZombieHorde   Nov-17-11 04:26 PM   #158 
  - Ok !  The Last Democrat   Nov-17-11 04:38 PM   #162 
  - WE can hope and pray, but we must  Duval   Nov-17-11 04:46 PM   #164 
 

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