johno wrote:Citizens United haters.
ACLU, NRA, etc.
Which of the above organizations are not "people," along with corporations?
Yeah. That was the first argument I ever heard that made me understand that there was another side to Citizens United. "Corporations" are things that people
organize themselves into, to further goals.
I mean, maybe
there's an argument that election rules should be different for for-profit corporations, as opposed to other entities. Maybe. But I wouldn't argue that, say, ATT has no
right to be heard on the topic of network infrastructure. Or that oil companies have no
right to be heard on energy policy.
Citizens U is still a bad decision, because of the specific state policy it was striking down – a creative effort to deal with the question, that would seem to fit squarely into the states' wheelhouse as "laboratories of democracy". But the issues are knottier than Democrats generally acknowledge.
“War is the remedy our enemies have chosen. Other simple remedies were within their choice. You know it and they know it, but they wanted war, and I say let us give them all they want.”
― William Tecumseh Sherman