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Obama’s Next Target: The First Amendment

An interesting tidbit from an article in Politico about President Obama’s agenda going forward:

Aides say that with the momentum from the most complex domestic bill to pass Congress in 45 years, Obama now will push Congress to close campaign-finance loopholes opened by the Citizens United case,

Loophole ? That’s no loophole, Mr. President, that’s the First Amendment.

But yea, I guess I understand how you could consider freedom to be a “loophole.”

3 Responses to “Obama’s Next Target: The First Amendment”

  1. Vast Variety says:

    The Freedom of a corporation to outrank an individual in the election process is no freedom at all.

  2. As I’ve said 1,000 times already about this case, individuals retain their First Amendment rights when they associate with others, that is all Citizens United says.

    And I would think that liberals who supposedly believe in free speech would be against a law that made it a crime to air an ad criticizing a politician within 60 days of an election. That’s the law that CU struck down, and I’m glad they did

  3. Vast Variety says:

    And as individuals everyone associating with a corporation has a right to donate as they see fit to political campaigns, I’m not disputing that. But the corporation itself is not an individual and individuals should not be able to hide behind the mask of a corporate label.

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