NewsBlaze search box Daily News header

One Corporation - Many Votes?

By  

The Supreme Court recently ruled that a corporation, being legally an individual, has the same right to free speech as any other citizen in U.S. politics.

Well, not exactly, because while the Supreme Court said corporations can contribute to political campaigns as a matter of free speech, other laws say corporations can spend as much as they desire if they can spend anything at all.

Why? Are corporations Super Citizens?

There is a strict limit on how little I can spend on promoting or, more likely opposing a political candidate, why can a corporation can spend as much as it wants?

Does that mean that corporations get far MORE free speech rights than individuals? We all know money equals rights in this country. Was that what Mason had in mind when he wrote the Bill of Rights?

Also, since foreign individuals, foreign companies or even foreign countries (Sovereign Wealth Funds) can form U.S. corporations; doesn't the recent Supreme Court ruling mean that a foreign country or foreign individuals can spend as much as they want to influence U.S. election results while actual human citizens can't?

So, which world are you expecting to develop, the world of Soylent Green, Mad Max, or Tank Girl?

Despite corporate propaganda, oil won't last forever, in fact, many experts think we've used so much that yearly production will go down from now on, global warming is easily measured, and corporations now have more rights to influence politics than do individual human citizens.

What do you think is going to happen?

Give it some thought - it just might be important.

John McCormick
John A. McCormick, Inc.

John McCormick is a reporter, /science/medical columnist and finance and social commentator, with 17,000+ bylined stories. Contact John through NewsBlaze.

  Please leave a comment here     If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page

* The views of Opinion writers do not necessarily reflect the views of NewsBlaze

Related Opinions News

Will liberal judges uphold a 1967 ban on openly carrying loaded firearms enacted specifically to prevent Blacks and other minorities from openly carrying?
Donald Trump sent a letter to Randy Falco, saying his employees are banned from Trump properties after Univision cut ties with Miss Universe Organization
There was voting of its members against the Kosovo government proposal about the European Special Court for war crimes in Kosovo (1998-19990 at the meeting of the Kosovo Assembly on June 26, 2015. The Assembly's Regulation and Constitution of Repub
Will Congress discover the celebrity of Bill and Hillary Clinton was what brought generous donations from foreign countries or that it was more sinister?
There are signs of growing Jewish GOP support. It could be due to dissatisfaction with President Barack Obama's policies toward Israel. The April incident is one example.
Racially charged incidents such as church shootings and bombings in America have their roots in issues we have not considered, according to Prophet Muhammad.

 

NewsBlaze Writers Of The Month


Popular Stories This Month

newsletter logo

NewsBlaze
Copyright © 2004-2014 NewsBlaze Pty. Ltd.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy  | DMCA Notice               Press Room   |    Visit NewsBlaze Mobile Site