Senior Moment? Ed Markey compares campaign finance ruling to Dred Scott decision on slavery

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    Senior Moment? Ed Markey compares campaign finance ruling to Dred Scott decision on slavery

    "Rep. Markey compares campaign finance ruling to Dred Scott decision on slavery ..."

    Ladies and Gentlemen, your next United States Senator for the People's Republic of Moonbatachusetts, "Red Ed" Markey! Just when you thought it couldnt get any worse than Liz Warren...

    Liawatha and Red Ed, together ...Breaking news: John Adams just rolled over in his grave and left the state...

    U.S. Rep. and Democratic Senate hopeful Edward Markey is defending himself today after comparing the U.S. Supreme Court decision on campaign finance to the high court decision upholding slavery.....

    "The Dred Scott decision had to be repealed; we have to repeal Citizens United, Markey said in a Pittsfield campaign speech captured in a video posted on YouTube.

    Markey was referring to the 1857 court decision justifying slavery as legal and the much-criticized ruling that opened the door to unlimited campaign donations from groups and corporate donors through Super PACs.

    Markey today issued a statement in which he didn't address the slavery comparison gaffe but blasted the Citizens United ruling and renewed his call for Republicans to agree to a pledge banning spending by outside groups.

    "Citizens United is poisoning the democratic process in America and that is completely wrong" Markey said. "Karl Rove, the Koch Brothers and anonymous special interests have no place in our elections and no place in this Senate race."  [this video likely paid for by anonymous special interests and George Soros......liberals have no sense of irony, do they?] 

    Of course, repealing "Citizens United" is akin to repealing the First Amendment..

    Liberals have no problem with the Government regulating free speech, to rig elections to favor Big Government candidates...

     

    Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/284173-markey-compares-campaign-finance-ruling-to-slavery-ruling-draws-republican-ire#ixzz2LZQJ5Gtr

     
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    Re: Senior Moment? Ed Markey compares campaign finance ruling to Dred Scott decision on slavery

    All speakers, including individuals and the media, use money amassed from the economic marketplace to fund their speech, and the First Amendment protects the resulting speech.

    If you wanted to use a bullhorn to speak in the Boston Common, may the Government forbid you from spending money to buy the bullhorn?

     
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    Re: Senior Moment? Ed Markey compares campaign finance ruling to Dred Scott decision on slavery

    In response to airborne-rgr's comment:

    Where in the Constitution, exactly, is the part about money equals speech?

     



    A better question to ask is where in the constitution is the part that limits my using money to generate my free speech?

    freedom starts with economic freedom.

    the left hates that.

     
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    Re: Senior Moment? Ed Markey compares campaign finance ruling to Dred Scott decision on slavery

    Both Dubya and Paul Ryan both compared the Dred Scott decision to Roe v Wade ..... where was the gnashing of teeth by the neo cons then ?

     
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    Re: Senior Moment? Ed Markey compares campaign finance ruling to Dred Scott decision on slavery

    Do unions have the right to free speech?

     

    They do, just like corporations. You can even make a case that corporations have an even greater right to free speech as they pay taxes and, AFAIK, unions don't.

     

    Remember one of the primary motivations for the American revolution, no taxation without representation?

     

     
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    Re: Senior Moment? Ed Markey compares campaign finance ruling to Dred Scott decision on slavery

    I'm not aware of any Supreme Court decision suggesting that the right to free speech turns on whether one has paid taxes.

    I was talking about fundamental democratic principles.

    Back to the point, why should unions (which clearly are not "people") have the right to donate to campaigns but corporations should not?

     

     

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