Citizens United Quotes
personhood is a real scandal...the meaning
of the 14th Amendment was expanded so
that 'person' included corporations, and
over the years corporations have gotten
rights that are way beyond those of persons
of flesh and blood...there's plenty of
anti-corporate feeling in the country
but it's unfocused... a constitutional
amendment would be a great idea... there
has to be a lot of organizing and educational
work to build up a major groundwell of
support which will call for restoring
the 14th Amendment to what the words say...the
idea that a corporation should be given
personal rights is a major attack on classical
liberal doctrines which held that rights
inhere in 'persons' - persons of flesh
and blood, not collectivist legal entities
established by state power...
is a crucial time in the fight for corporate
civil rights. Just look at the hateful
signs at Occupy Wallstreet: 'Corporations
Are Not People!' Wow, I thought we were
past the point in this country where some
people aren't people just because they
have different color skin or different
religion or were born in a lawyer's office,
only exist on paper, have no soul and
can never die. -- Stephen
freedom ka-ching...Corporations do everything
people do except breathe, die and go to
jail for dumping 1.3 million pounds of
PCBs in the Hudson River.
have free speech, but they can't speak
like you and me. They don't have mouths
or hands ...(Just A Giant Middle Finger)
United said that transparency would be
the disinfectant, but (c)(4)’s are warm,
wet, moist incubators. There is no disinfectant.
"If there was one decision I would overrule, it
would be Citizens United. I think the notion that we
have all the democracy that money can buy strays so
far from what our democracy is supposed to be.”
challege the underlying concepts of corporate
time for us to review the circumstances
under which corporations gain rights superior
to that of individuals in our society. It's
time for us to look at the practices of
corporations and holding them accountable
for violations of law which often go unnoticed
because there is very little regulation.
can't have a people's democracy as long
as corporations are considered people.
is out of control, thanks in no small part
to Citizens United, the Supreme Court decision
which said that a corporation is a person,
even though it doesn't eat, drink, make
love, sing, raise children or take care
of aging parents. You can't have a people's
democracy as long as corporations are considered
billionaires and their super PACs increasingly control
the American political process. This is not democracy.
This is not what brave Americans fought and died to
defend. This is oligarchy. This is government of the
few, by the few and for the few. We must overturn Citizen
United and move to public funding of elections."
a result of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision,
American democracy is being undermined by the ability
of the Koch brothers and other billionaire families.
These wealthy contributors can literally buy politicians
and elections by spending hundreds of millions of dollars
in support of the candidates of their choice. We need
to overturn Citizens United and move toward public funding
of elections so that all candidates can run for office
without being beholden to the wealthy and powerful."
are three major political organizations in this country:
the Republican Party, the Democratic Party and the Koch
Brothers Party. With billions to spend on campaigns.
think tanks and 'educational' organizations, the Koch
brothers are the most powerful. We must overturn Citizens
United, move to public funding of elections and pass
real tax reform."
the last presidential election Obama and Romney raised
about $1 billion each. The Koch brothers, the second
wealthiest family in America, now say they will raise
nearly $1 billion for the 2016 elections. When one family
can raise as much as an entire party, the system is
broken. This is oligarchy, not democracy. We must overturn
Corporate Personhood can be a tangible realistic
goal to focus the Occupy Movement, and greatly
accelerate the widespread emerging global
holistic movement for a more peaceful, just
and sustainable world that can transform
our global economy into a true global community.
can help end corporate control of our democracy. Help
pass local, state and national legislation revoking
still do not understand how a corporation can have person-hood
if it has no soul and never dies.
whose delusional mind is democracy made better by allowing
wealthy people to control more of it?
we have now is a situation where politicians get a whole
bunch of money from mainly business interests. Then
once they hold that office, they spend all their time
in office paying back over and over again those campaign
contributions through various favors and contracts and
that sort of thing.