Very disappointed in DP community response to SCOTUS rulingSubmitted by MyFirstNameIsPaul on Sat, 01/23/2010 - 05:26
The constitution is quite clear:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Notice it does not state that Congress can only not make such laws on citizens; it just states simply and in absolute terms that Congress "...shall make no law..."
If you find this is not in congruence with your ideology, then you should work on getting the constitution amended, but please do not complain when the courts pass judgments that are strictly in line with the constitution.
A corporation is an inanimate object; a state charter officially recognizing a group of people. It is the people of the organization that have the same rights collectively as they do individually, so how can it be justified to remove those rights for any reason?
It is my opinion that things like this are advantageous for grass roots movements because they can place their own ads and not have to go through all of the campaign B.S. and the law that was overturned was one that protected incumbents, who are the purpose of the existence of many grass-roots movements.
EDIT: To stoke the fire a little more, take a look at what another 'Daily' community has to say: