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posted: 1/25/2010 12:01 AM

Supreme Court decision is flawed

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The Supreme Court's decision to allow corporations to contribute directly to political campaigns is flawed. The preamble of the Constitution of the United States begins, "We The People...". It does not state, "We The People and Corporations."

Corporations are not people, they are not human beings, no matter how well-intentioned. The Supreme Court's decision has both elevated corporations to our status as individuals and minimized what it means to be a citizen in this country with God given rights. PEOPLE are born with inalienable rights, not corporations.

Corporations already enjoy plenty of "free" speech. What's next, do we give them the vote, or maybe seats in Congress? Who is more powerful, me with my single vote, or a corporation (or for that matter a union) with millions of dollars to contribute to a politician's election campaign? The voice of "We The People" is about to be drowned in an ocean of cash, and let's face it, that voice has been treading water for years. Corporations are not people. The Supreme Court's ruling is flawed.

Scott Frillman

Antioch