The Spectre of Math

January 23, 2010

free speech

Filed under: Politics — jlebl @ 6:13 pm

Now that spending money is considered free speech (extreme interpretation of the phrase “money talks”), I am wondering when shooting people will also be considered free speech. I mean shooting people (and before that, poking others with very sharp objects) is a longstanding tradition in political discourse. As the saying goes: “You get a lot further with a kind word and a gun than with a kind word alone.” Obviously, using guns in speech is instrumental.

Another consequence of the recent decision: If corporations are now considered people for political speech, shouldn’t they also acquire all the other rights guaranteed by the constitution? I think they should be able to vote. I’m starting 100 new corporations just for that purpose right now …



  1. So, when unions buy elections of Obama with massive credit card fraud, it’s a-ok, but anyone else just tries to buy an ah honestly, it’s suddenly BIG EVIL CORPORATIONS.

    Comment by Author — January 25, 2010 @ 3:25 am | Reply

  2. If unions could buy elections, they would not get Obama, they would get somebody who was actually left wing and really union friendly. I know that palin and rush say that Obama is a communist, but if you are even a mild social democrat such as me, Obama looks way too much like a centrist. Communists can’t stop laughing that someone thinks that he’s their man.

    But mainly, you have not understood the ruling then. Unions were just as restricted as corporations were until now. They are in the exactly the same boat. And they should be just as restricted as corporations are. It’s not that corporations or unions are evil or not. It is simply that they are not citizens, and hence should not have political rights. The people running them have rights as citizens, but the corporation (or a union) as an entity is not a citizen in itself.

    BTW: You have some whacky ideas about credit card fraud winning elections (and you have seem to believe whatever unsubstantiated claims Rush tells you, weather true or not). If they did credit card fraud they already broke the law. I doubt any court ruling changed anything about that.

    Comment by jlebl — January 25, 2010 @ 3:51 am | Reply

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