Supreme Court overturns unconstitutional restrictions on corporations and labor unions
scholar - 24-1-2010 at 04:16
News coverage here.
Wait a minute! Obama's oath of office requires him to uphold the Constitution. He is not supposed to undercut it.
Laws had been enacted which limited corporation and union spending on election campaigns. However, such spending is part of the right to free speech,
and so is protected by the Constitution. In recent years, corporations are mostly thought to support Republican policies, so they are thought to
benefit from the decision.
In Obama's weekly radio address, he also spoke against this Constituional right. But, he didn't have any legal basis to do so. He just doesn't
marymary100 - 24-1-2010 at 09:32
You only believe in letting Americans have rights - don't expect any sympathy here.
scholar - 24-1-2010 at 21:45
That is simply not true. Wherever would you get such a
marymary100 - 24-1-2010 at 22:00
Well you certainly don't seem to want to afford rights to detainees whether or not they are guilty but that is just one example. It would be
refreshing if you championed the rights of people who were not Americans.
scholar - 25-1-2010 at 02:57
Well, I'll take this
opportunity to praise the Iraqi Defense Force, and to speak in their favor. They wear uniforms, they have a military command structure, they serve a
national government--none of which can be said of the illegal combatants who seek to kill them. They ought to be able to face their enemies plainly,
instead of the enemies hiding among civilians or fleeing to Iran.
I speak up in favor of the innocent citizens of Iraq. None of them should have been killed by poison gas. None of them should have been thrown into
a wood chipper, head-first or feet-first. None of the women should have been subjected to rape as many were under Saddam. I applaud the bravery so
many of them showed when they voted, even in the face of danger that their purple-inked fingers would mark them for retribution if the terrorists had
Mary2 - 25-1-2010 at 12:57
Now, that was refreshing!