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Monday, April 23, 2012

Chuck Schumer Needs To Take His Meds

This, from New York's senior senator, is frighteningly silly:

"Schumer: Citizens United Worse than Racial Segregation Case Plessy v Ferguson."

Good God.

So what is it that has gotten this crazy old coot so off-the-deep-end?

The Supreme Court ruled - in "Citizens United v. Federal Election Committee" -  that corporations - in so many words - had the same free speech rights as do individuals.

Oh.  The.  Horror.

Here's Schumer's problem.  He doesn't understand the word "incorporate."  The definition(s):
  1. To cause to merge or combine together into a united whole.
  2. To become united or combined into an organized body.
  3. Combined into one united body; merged.
  4. Formed into a legal corporation.
If he understood those definitions, he would understand that to deny a "corporation" - a group of individuals who unite into an organized body - 1st Amendment rights, he'd be denying his own Democratic Party - a body made up of individuals who unite in common cause (not to make money but to destroy the United States of America) - the right to have a voice in American election politics.

Could Schumer give an exemption to that "corporation" known as the Democratic Party?  Well, sure.  He can do anything.  He's the government.

But does he want to be known as the one man in American history who single-handedly scaled back the freedoms guaranteed by our precious Bill of Rights?

Guess so.

What a guy.  The people of New York - and liberals everywhere - must be very proud.

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It's clear that Schumer, when he says he wants to limit corporations' free speech rights through a Constitutional amendment, he really means Halliburton's and Koch Industries' rights.

So why doesn't he be honest and propose an amendment to the Constitution banning the right of any spokesman of either company to open his or her mouth?  Ever?

Why toy with us?