Sunday, January 24, 2010

A Win For The First Amendment
A loss for McCain-Feingold

As most of us know by now, the Supreme Court has upheld freedom of speech by essentially dumping much of the gag order that the McCain-Feingold Act did to keeping unions, citizens groups, and corporations from financing political campaigns.

As The Zero commented;
"a green light to a new stampede of special interest money in our politics."I don't care if it's SEIU or the Young America's Foundation bombarding me with commercials. I'm a big boy. I can discern between the truth and the lies. I can make up my own mind, without the government 'watching out for me' by gagging anyone who they deem inappropriate. No Nanny State, if you please.

By the way, McCain-Feingold was co-authored by.... wait for it... John McCain. You know, the guy who was the latest Republican(?) Presidential Candidate.

But I've already commented on the McCain Regression Syndrome.

BTW, In case you were wondering which Justices voted to uphold the First Amendment, they were Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. All Catholics, but Kennedy makes us wonder sometimes.

And for those that didn't know, Justice Scalia's son is a Traditioanl Latin Mass priest, and both Justices Scalia and Thomas regularly attend the TLM at Old St. Mary's in DC.

3 Comments:

Blogger Cinnamon said...

Despite comfort afforded by wearing the big boy underpants (one presumes that Fruity Loom waistband checker was doing a fine job); 'unions, citizens groups, and corporations' are not individuals as are those protected under First Amendment rights.

Thank Heavens, there's a Catholic Justice in there with sense, a sense of justice and morality, who knows her Constitution!

12:54 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Girl With The Stripper Name,
(This is toooo easy) The 1st Amdt applies to all citizens, be they individuals or groups. The SCOTUS has ruled that way for, ohhhh... I dunno, a couple hundred years now?

And as far as that blatantly stupid comment about how there's "a Catholic Justice who knows her Constitution", allow me to remind you of not only basic civics, but basic math.

a 5-4 vote IS Constitutional. How sad you don't know your Constitution.

Oh, and that same bitch you hold on such a high pedastle, hasn't been to Mass in years, and has no problem with murdering babies.

But hey, to an ObaZombie like you, thast translates into "a sense of justice and morality".

You're a pitiful creature. May God have mercy on you.

5:34 AM  
Blogger Helen said...

Schumer called it "Un-American" which means the reverse is true

6:03 PM  

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