Fox News:The Supreme Court Hands One to Big Business

Written by admin on January 21st, 2010

Fox News on the Supreme Court decision.

Story here:

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2010/01/21/ellen-ratner-supreme-court-mccain-feingold-campaign/?test=latestnews

The majority said that “when a government seeks to use its full power, including the criminal law, to command where a person may get his or her information…it uses censorship to control thought.”

To believe the above is the triumph of power and money. Corporations currently have the ability to have their CEO write an Op-Ed piece, to get on a talk show and to write a personal blog just like the rest of our citizens. Now, under this ruling individuals can still continue to do that but the *entire* corporation can also purchase television ads and any other form of media as long as they announce that the ad was paid for by XYZ corporation. The four Justices who dissented said that there has been a claim that the corporations have been “cowed into quiescence by (the) FEC.” Those four Justices said that this is unsubstantiated and “is hard to square with practical experience.” I’ll say! it is big money talking and that is it, pure and simple.

 

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