So SCOTUS has decided: protections accorded human beings by the Bill of Rights are extended, yet again, to Corporations.
- Since corporations are persons and speech is money, political donations are from them are unrestricted. It’s Free Speech, protected by the First Amendment.
- And now, some for-profit corporations have been granted Freedom of Religion and the attendant protections to exercised those ‘freedoms’ even when in opposition to the civil laws of the land.
Heed Thomas Jefferson:
“The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations.”
Say no more.
Posted in Civics, Constitution, corporate power, Government, human rights, Politics, religion
Tagged Bill of Rights, corporations are people, freedome of religion, Human rights, money is speech, Politics, religion, SCOTUS
The President needs to stop this and find a way out. But he isn’t. He’s defending it. The inhumanity of force-feeding political prisoners plays out in the wider world just like Abu-Ghraib. But this time, it’s my guy doing it. Shame, shame, shame.
MIAMI, July 3 (Reuters) – The U.S. federal court has no jurisdiction and no legal basis to intervene in the force-feeding of prisoners at the Guantanamo naval base, the Obama administration argued in a court document on Wednesday
Although I do think Ginsberg would look better is a very soft grey. (Hat tip cousin Jeff.)
WASHINGTON, DC — Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who is touted as a top GOP presidential prospect in 2016, thinks it should be legal to fire someone for their sexual orientation.
So sayeth the boy-faced pretend immigrant.
Or more accurately, I didn’t realize how much of the developed world has surpassed us in the expansion of universal human rights. To wit: dark blue indicates where same sex marriage is expressly forbidden by law. Do you see dark blue anywhere but in the US???
Marriage is a legal act, not a religious one. Married is a legal status.
So all unions should be – in law – civil unions, no matter the genders.
If people want to, they can go ahead and add a religious ceremony.
Florida just lifted a law requiring that women in prison be shackled during childbirth.
We shackled women during childbirth? Until 2012?
A huge wave of immigration into this country from Vietnam began in 1974. In spite of us having fought an actual declared war for ten years in which 55,000 Americans died, we welcomed the newcomers. We knew not to color all Vietnamese with the same brush. Many of those who came were probably Viet Cong because it wasn’t possible to document who was who.
We had become less xenophobic by 1974 because the glory days of the Civil Rights movement – which was in fact a human rights movement – were still with us. Our horizons were expanding, not contracting as they seem to be today.
It might have been a very different story had there been talk radio or Fox news in 1974 (hell, MLK would have been branded a Communist and civil rights wouldn’t have happend in the 60’s). Blessdely there was not, so we welcomed those Vietnamese – and today their grandchildren are in Congress. And it’s because that’s who we were.
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Tagged FOX News, hitory, Human rights, immigration, talk radio, Vietnam War