Citizens United

Listen to Democrats and you will hear about the Citizens United case along these lines; “the awful Citizens United decision, which allowed unfettered corporate spending on campaigns, and on many other important issues.”

Curious that they ignore the scope of the decision and how it also benefits their supporters such as unions. 

The implication of course is that only big business and only the right spends such money. 

Granted those ads are extremely annoying, often misleading or false, but they come from all sides and the organizations sponsoring them still don’t vote. 

What they are really saying is that the American voter is an unthinking boob easily persuaded by the most spurious communications. 🤔

Here is what the Supreme Court held:

The Freedom of the Speech Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the government from restricting independent political expenditures by a nonprofit corporation. And the provision of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act prohibiting unions, corporations and not-for-profit organizations from broadcasting electioneering communications within 60 days of a general election or 30 days of a primary election violates the clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. United States District Court for the District of Columbia reversed.

One comment

  1. The Citizens United case is important. The Left wants to reverse it. Depending on the make-up of the Supreme Court in the future ( four seats will probably be vacant in the next five years) a reversal is possible.


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