Comments on: When the Supreme Court is this wrong, it’s time to overrule them http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/02/when-the-supreme-court-is-this-wrong-its-time-to-overrule-them/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: atomicbear http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/02/when-the-supreme-court-is-this-wrong-its-time-to-overrule-them/#comment-1062797 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 20:27:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40820#comment-1062797 So, if corporations, unions, non-profit organizations, etc. are deemed by law to be “non-persons” with respect to campaign financing, what’s to prohibit a corporation, union, or non-profit organization from giving a real person the money, then that person contributes to a campaign? I don’t see how this amendment would change anything. There is ALWAYS a way around the obstacles, and the guys with the money know how to get around them quite efficiently.

]]>
By: supremeleader http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/02/when-the-supreme-court-is-this-wrong-its-time-to-overrule-them/#comment-1062688 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 18:46:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40820#comment-1062688 The assumption here seems to be that spending Money equals success at the ballot box. Yes or No? so what about the Intelligence of the US Voter? just because a LOT of Money is being spent does that automatically mean that the “side” who spends the Most amount of Money automatically wins? where in This equation is the actual “Vote” of the voter calculated into this? One person, one vote. Vote early, Vote often.

]]>
By: JesusaurusRex http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/02/when-the-supreme-court-is-this-wrong-its-time-to-overrule-them/#comment-1062666 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 18:24:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40820#comment-1062666 Hear hear!
Excellent article, here’s to hoping that the next president dares to push this issue!

]]>
By: moriganti http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/02/when-the-supreme-court-is-this-wrong-its-time-to-overrule-them/#comment-1062596 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 16:09:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40820#comment-1062596 Nothing is impossible. Mahatma Gandhi brought down British Empire without firing a bullet, that Hitler, Lenin, Truman etc could not. It is time for show of cards for American critter by the Americans.

]]>
By: evilhippo http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/02/when-the-supreme-court-is-this-wrong-its-time-to-overrule-them/#comment-1062585 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 14:06:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40820#comment-1062585 “without which many of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal social programs would not have been possible.”

More is the pity.

]]>
By: KrustyKola http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/02/when-the-supreme-court-is-this-wrong-its-time-to-overrule-them/#comment-1061539 Sun, 14 Jun 2015 09:33:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40820#comment-1061539 If a union derives its funds from a employee’s dues, which is a small portion of the employee’s wages how can a union be equated with the employer that is able to pay its executives millions of dollars a year for their work and still make a profit for stock holders. The amount of money a union can inject into the political process has to be a fraction of what a company can.
This SCOTUS is the result of installing supreme court justices that were picked for their political beliefs over all else. Its a low point at best in the history of the court if not a marker of the decline of our country at the worst. The butterfly ballot effect in action.

]]>
By: SomebodySmart http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/02/when-the-supreme-court-is-this-wrong-its-time-to-overrule-them/#comment-1060341 Fri, 12 Jun 2015 10:47:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40820#comment-1060341 Jury duty involves promising to be fair, bowing out if you’re biased, and listening carefully to both sides. Voting involves none of this and they vote away other persons’ freedoms and money, and then they whine like a bunch of crybabies every time a poor, defenseless cop chooses to get himself gunned down trying to enforce unjust laws. Defend liberty with ballots if you don’t want rebels to defend liberty with bullets.

]]>
By: SomebodySmart http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/02/when-the-supreme-court-is-this-wrong-its-time-to-overrule-them/#comment-1060332 Fri, 12 Jun 2015 10:41:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40820#comment-1060332 @Ed Botsko:

“The problem is trusting congress to do the will of the people.”

No, there is no such thing as the will of the people. On virtually every issue, the people are divided. If the will of the majority is to violate the unalienable rights of the outvoted minority, Congress must refrain from doing so.

]]>
By: SomebodySmart http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/02/when-the-supreme-court-is-this-wrong-its-time-to-overrule-them/#comment-1060329 Fri, 12 Jun 2015 10:39:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40820#comment-1060329 Most of the complainers are part of the problem. They won’t elect candidates who don’t have the money for an effective campaign. Candidates could build websites for less than twenty dollars and get their message out, but most voters won’t visit the site to learn where the candidate stands. They go by whatever their TV spoon-feeds them and then they try to get Congress to control what their TV spoon-feeds them.

]]>
By: Andrew10001 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/02/when-the-supreme-court-is-this-wrong-its-time-to-overrule-them/#comment-1059942 Thu, 11 Jun 2015 22:50:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40820#comment-1059942 Well I guess the Supreme Court is not the Supreme Court any more, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jeff Clements are the new Supremes and I am sure we can count them on doing a better job or maybe if we need new laws or better interpretations of new laws we can get that from Congress. What am I thinking? we have Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jeff Clements for that job.

]]>