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SCOTUS: America's Supremely Corrupt Supreme Court

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Corporations are worse than most real people.   Dogs are better.    Ask anyone who's ever had a dog.    Dogs are loyal and trustworthy.   They have a heart.   They're nothing like banks and corporations.   Given a choice between dogs and corporations, most people would choose dogs any old day.

   Don't believe me?   Commission a survey.   Go ahead, Supreme Court, I dare you!   Ask this simple question:   In your view, are dogs or corporations more like people?   I think we both know that dogs would win hands down.

   Most people who are not corporations wouldn't give a fig to save JPMorgan or Goldman Sachs of ExxonMobile, but they'd jump into a raging river to save a drowning dog.   That's because most people know a dog would try to save them, too.   I can't say the same for cats, but if you do decide that dogs deserve the same rights as corporations, consider including cats, too.   A lot of cat-lovers will be barking mad if you don't.

   

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5.   Have you no shame?

Note:   this question is not directed at Scalia, who is both shameless and clueless, or the four Justices who don't vote with him.   How about you, Chief Justice Roberts?   And to think that you, Clarence Thomas, have Thurgood Marshall's old job!   That leaves Samuel Alito and Anthony Kennedy.   Justice Alito, you claim to see no difference between protecting the right of free speech in the media and giving corporations unlimited right to bribe politicians.   So we know you have no shame.  

   That leaves only one:   Anthony Kennedy.   In Citizens United you wrote a mendacious   opinion for the   majority that will live in infamy long beyond your years on the high court.   Here's what you asserted:   "We now conclude that independent expenditures, including those made by corporations, do not give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption. That speakers may have influence over or access to elected officials does not mean that those officials are corrupt. And the appearance of influence or access will not cause the electorate to lose faith in this democracy."   

   Shame.   Shame.   Shame.

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Tom Magstadt earned his doctorate in international relations at Johns Hopkins (SAIS). He is a twice-tenured college professor and political science chair. He also served as a foreign intelligence analyst, a Visiting Professor at the Air University (more...)
 
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