Friday, January 22, 2010

Batter Up ...

... Thanks Judge Roberts for burning the 1st amendment. Doesn't the US Constitution begin with, "We the people," not, "We the people and corporations and unions?" Just one more step toward big corporations running the country ...

Keith Olbermann had it right last night:
"... the First Amendment, free speech for persons, which went into effect in 1791, applies to corporations, which were not recognized as the equivalents of persons until 1886. In short, there are now no checks on the ability of corporations or unions or other giant aggregations of power to decide our elections. None."

This decision is like the eqivalent of me being able to yell "FIRE" in a crowded movie theatre.

Here's what Judge Roberts said in 2005 - oh, how soon they forget:
"Judges are like umpires. Umpires don't make the rules; they apply them. The role of an umpire and a judge is critical. They make sure everybody plays by the rules. But it is a limited role. Nobody ever went to a ball game to see the umpire... I will remember that it's my job to call balls and strikes and not to pitch or bat."

Of course, Roberts and this Republican led Supreme Court have just tilted the playing field in favor of the GOP, as if they didn't already benefit most from coporate donations. This is one of the biggest reasons the GOP is against healthcare reform, they know they will lose all those big dollars from the health insurance and health care businesses.

Just another example of why we need to impose term limits on Supreme Court Justices. Score another victory for the Republicans and the Conservative Movement! The American People are the ones to suffer ...

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