Ruling poisons the process

Ruling poisons the process

There are 4 comments on the The Reporter story from Jan 26, 2010, titled Ruling poisons the process. In it, The Reporter reports that:

The Gettysburg Address does not end by saying: "that this nation, of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich, will not not perish from this earth." Neither did the writers of the Declaration of Independence say "all corporations are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, ...

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Abe

Vacaville, CA

#1 Jan 26, 2010
The Gettysburg address actually ends: "...and that government: of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

For some reason, people don't seem to understand what this means. The correct way to characterize the supreme court decision would be "and that government: of the people, by the rich, for the rich, shall not perish from the earth."

In case you still don't get it, the 3 categories are:
* who is being governed
* who is doing the governing
* who benefits from the governing.

The supreme court decision is just another notch in the path to feudalism that we are on.
Ralph

San Jose, CA

#2 Jan 26, 2010
If I hear one more liberal whining about last week's Supreme Court decision, I think I'll puuuuke!

By allowing private companies to contribute an unlimited amount of money to political action committees and advertising, this will be about the only way that we can get rid of all the liberal Democrap scum from office.

To go even further, I'd pull full suffrage from the books and only allow men who own property and businesses the privilege of voting in this once great nation. That's what Jefferson envisioned.

Most of the sheeple who even bother showing up at the polls are so uneducated and uninformed that they pose a clear and present danger to the nation. And with the ability to register and vote through the mail - most of the applications & ballots are not screened for citizenship status - one wonders how many illegal aliens are participating in our "democracy". How many foreign nationals are sending ballots in the guise of a deployed military voter from abroad?

But as long as the United States demands a "level playing field" for every one, we'll all continue to sink deeper into the sewer.
Prodigal Son

San Francisco, CA

#3 Jan 26, 2010
Why am I not surprised that the author is a member of The Reporter editorial board? He doesn't seem to have a problem with George Soros or the unions, like the SEIU, which spent $ 60 million on Obama's election. It's always one sided with these people.

BTW, how does bankruptcy feel?
Frustrated Newswatcher

Fairfield, CA

#4 Jan 27, 2010
I consider myself on the conservative side of the middle, and I'm upset about the Supreme Court decision. Yes, there is the legal person argument. There is also the debate on whether this is a principle-oriented or outcome-oriented decision and which is the proper role of the Supreme Court. But what scares me more than anything else is we have given corporations being managed by foreign interests the authority to blatantly affect American politics. I also don't like that this also gives out-of-touch-with-reality unions more of a reason to steal money from their members to line politicians pockets to make bad laws that hurt the American people. There is enough wrong with this decision that Democrats and Republicans should be very uncomfortable.

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