In 1907 President Roosevelt passed the 'Tillman Act' that banned corporations from contributing money to national political campaigns. Good or bad legislation?
Should've kept and built upon it. Should've made an improved version of it a constitutional amendment, for that matter.
I would love to see Teddy Roosevelt and Scalia debate citizens United.
The late Justice Antonin Scalia was an activist judge. By a 5 to 4 vote corporations are now individuals. The Republicans won't even allow a hearing to fill his slot! Citizens United must be repealed!
I wish we could bring him back.
Thats because cuntcervatives argued that corporations were individuals or "people" and the laws against corporate donations were a violation of their first amendment rights,, now we have republican lawyers helping foreign countries buying into our elections ..
And the Dems all line up to say "big bad companies... Money money... All go to Republicans" but they don't "see" Facebook, Google and all the banks who give billions to the democratic socialists. Such moronic groupthink.
Unions can do it. So why not companies?
To bad it didn't help it stop.
They probably are!
Two different eras, not to mention extremely different ideologies