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  1. jeanne' serrano
    August 6, 2010 @ 11:14 pm

    The Rabid Right considers even an effort getting to the point of HAVING TO MAKE AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION A MAJOR VICTORY – AS IT SETS UP THE “MIND SET” THAT THE CONSTITUTION CAN BE WHITTLED AWAY AT JUST LIKE WAVES ERODING A BEACH, IF YOU STICK WITH IT LONG ENOUGH, THE ENTIRE BEACH DISAPPEARS, AND SO OPENS THE CONSISTENT “TACTIC” TO KEEP CHIPPING AWAY AT THE CONSTITUTION A LITTLE HERE, A LITTLE THERE, AND MAKE HAVING TO MAKE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS THE NORM HERE. THAT IS A DANGEROUS PRECEDENT. AM NOT SAYING THAT IN THIS CASE IT IS NOT NECESSARY BECAUSE OF BABOON COURT DECISIONS, BUT THAT IF THESE ISSUES HAVE GOTTEN THIS FAR – IT WAS TOO FAR TO BEGIN WITH.

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  2. Elliot Aronin
    August 7, 2010 @ 4:45 pm

    Corporate political spending is what i call
    “legal bribery”. There are countless cases
    proving that Congresspeople will legislate
    directly in proportion & in favor of the money
    they receive from Corporations. I did a study, for example, of the relationship
    between the Tobacco industry political funds and the results of favorable tobacco
    legislation by the recipients. The results
    were so directly connected that there could
    be no other conclusion but that the funds
    contributed were indeed “Legal Bribery”

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  3. Big business has money to burn this election season « CitizenVox
    December 24, 2010 @ 5:55 pm

    […] The reason for their excitement is this year’s disastrous U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which cleared the way for unlimited corporate spending in our elections. Stone writes: BIPAC […]

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  4. Money & Democracy Update: Outrage growing over Target’s campaign spending « CitizenVox
    December 24, 2010 @ 6:12 pm

    […] At Netroots Nation last month, Public Citizen President Robert Weissman sat down and chatted with Uptake about the need to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. He also mused about the corporate takeover of our democracy, noting that candidates are “either with the people” or “with Exxon, Goldman Sachs and General Electric.” Watch the interview here. […]

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