From our Dept of WTF?

SCOTUS has ruled that corporations now have civil rights. I shit you not. SCOTUS just opened up a huge can of vile, carpetbagging, worms.

You can read the ruling here (pdf). This decision is total crap. Corporations are not human, they are always money-making operations.

I am pretty sure the First Amendment was not created to protect The Corporatocracy.From Public Citizen:

Today, in the widely-publicized Supreme Court case Citizens United v. FEC, the Justices ruled in a 5-4 decision that corporations have a First Amendment right to spend unlimited amounts of money to influence election outcomes.

        Shed a tear for our democracy.

Today, in the case Citizens United v. FEC, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that corporations have a First Amendment right to spend unlimited amounts of money to influence election outcomes.

Money from Exxon, Goldman Sachs, Pfizer and the rest of the Fortune 500 is already corroding the policy making process in Washington, state capitals and city halls. Today, the Supreme Court tells these corporate giants that they have a constitutional right to trample our democracy.

In eviscerating longstanding rules prohibiting corporations from using their own monies to influence elections, the court invites giant corporations to open up their treasuries to buy election outcomes. Corporations are sure to accept the invitation.

The predictable result will be corporate money flooding the election process; huge targeted campaigns by corporations and their front groups attacking principled candidates who challenge parochial corporate interests; and a chilling effect on candidates and election officials, who will be deterred from advocating and implementing policies that advance the public interest but injure deep-pocket corporations.

Because today’s decision is made on First Amendment constitutional grounds, the impact will be felt not only at the federal level, but in the states and localities, including in state judicial elections.

So, wtf were those five assholes thinking?


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Posted on January 21, 2010, in First Amendment, SCOTUS, The Corporatocracy. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. This is absurd.  The way in which the communtiies all over the world have to increasingly cater to multinationals and allow them all rights and no obligations is just sickening.

  2. Ah, the fuck-you-I've-got-mine ruling, always a classic.

  3. Those five assholes were Activist Judges who were thinking, “time to make my payback to my friends who got me this swell job”.

    We're one step closer (a big step) to being a piece of shit, third world banana republic.  Maybe we should refer to the GOP as Banana Republicans?

    So here's a question: If corporations are to be treated like individuals, can we then jail or even execute them for any crimes they may commit?

  4. Oh crap, that was me up there, by the way.

  5. if you still believe in this system, you are either insane or just dumb lucky…

  6. Thinking?  Who said anything about thinking?  They were knee-jerking.

  7. and the kicker is that they can use our money to endorse candidates who we despise.  do you have an ira?  any stock or mutual funds?  you have no say if the ceo decides he wants to spend money to promote someone you utterly despise. 

    i wonder how the teabaggers will feel about the saudis and the chinese being able to pick a candidate and fund him to the hilt.

  8. The underlying basis of this ruling is the legal fiction of corporate personhood.  It was instituted by a corrupt Supreme Court in the late 19th Century, and it needs to be overturned.

  9. Neither judges nor government grant rights to people.  The constitution protects our rights by limiting government.

    “Congress shall make no law” is not a hard concept to grasp.

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