La Cucaracha by Lalo Alcaraz for February 06, 2010
February 05, 2010
February 07, 2010
Radio: In a horrible 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that corporations are people too. However, this will lead to business mergers being outlawed as they are now considered gay marriage.
All rights are human rights; anything else is a legal application of the same. So individuals have freedom of speech, the press, etc., and so do individuals organized as corporations (or unions, which is not always being mentioned). One does not lose rights by joining a (legal) group; that’s part of what “unalienable” means.
I was wondering why the Court made such a pro-freedom decision (not always the case) when I read that the attorney for the Federal Election Commission admitted that the McCain-Feingold law could be used not just to prevent the showing of movies (like the anti-Hillary one in question) but also to prohibit the publishing of books!
When the Court realized a government organization was claiming the power to void freedom of the press, the Court appropriately slapped them down.
One of the justices pointed out that what is important is free public access to ideas, not where they come from.