Candorville by Darrin Bell


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  1. Blackwolff9

    Blackwolff9 GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    I don’t recall unions ever being mentioned in that ruling.

  2. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    The Citizens United ruling struck down Section 203 of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (the McCain-Feingold act). That section put limits on “electioneering communications” by corporations (including nonprofit corporations) and unions. You hear more about the corporations because they have more money to spend (i.e. to buy elections with).

  3. Simon Seamount

    Simon Seamount said, over 4 years ago

    According to the United States Code, corporations are people. This has to be changed before any progress can be made.

    26 United States Code 7701 – Definitions
    (a) When used in this title, where not otherwise distinctly expressed or manifestly incompatible with the intent thereof—
    (1) Person
    The term “person” shall be construed to mean and include an individual, a trust, estate, partnership, association, company or corporation.

  4. Larry

    Larry GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    I’ll believe corporations should have the same rights as people when Texas executes one!

  5. rshive

    rshive said, over 4 years ago

    Unions and corporations are people so that real people don’t have to be culpable for what they do.

  6. Joy Sabl

    Joy Sabl GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    I want this on a T-shirt…Darrin, will you / can you put this onto some T-shirt site and share the link, or give permission for people to make this into a T-shirt, and send you a couple of bucks per shirt, or something?

  7. prrdh

    prrdh said, over 4 years ago

    It isn’t generally a case of corporate contributions vs. union contributions, but between corporate contributions. Most corporations make contributions as bribes to pay for advantages vis a vis their competitors, or protection money to ward off disadvantages vis a vis their competitors. That’s why corporate contributions go to both parties, with an edge but not an overwhelming edge to Republicans.

  8. prrdh

    prrdh said, over 4 years ago

    @Simon Seamount

    It won’t make any difference. All money comes ultimately from individuals; corporations and unions are just legal constructs describing certain groups of individuals (and their money).

    ‘Before any progress can be made’, the

    kinds of favors that politicians can hand out need to be strictly limited. The Republicrat oligarchy depends on the sale of those favors to maintain its lifestyle and will make sure that the money flows through to them no matter what legal names are given to the pipes.

  9. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    1) Corporations are composed of individuals and have rights for that reason. Same for unions, churches, the Girl Scouts, and every other voluntary group.
    2) Nobody gains or loses rights by joining a group, because we have inherent inalienable rights as humans.
    3) These facts are facts of nature, not bestowed by any law or court ruling.

  10. thehag

    thehag said, over 4 years ago


    Okay! You made me laugh out loud, very funny in a “We laugh because it hurts so much.” way.

  11. underwriter

    underwriter said, over 4 years ago

    @Joy Sabl

    I second Joy. How about Cafe Press, Darrin?

  12. spikeline

    spikeline said, over 4 years ago

    @Joy Sabl

    and underwriter, in the meanwhile you can order today’s strip on a shirt through Gocomics. I sometimes see an ad for that on the right hand side of a strip. If not, check in the merchandise section.
    It would be cool to see this in wider circulation, though.

  13. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago


    Nature is incorporated?

  14. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 4 years ago

    Grainbelt: So one must vote for either of the two corporate parties to have a right to complain. If one works, campaigns, and votes for any other party, they lose their First Amendment rights? Where did you study civics?

  15. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 4 years ago

    I hear that argument all the time. As Nader said, “If you vote for the lesser of two evils, you are still voting for evil.” You need more options. On the other hand, if you don’t vote at all (or at least work for the right to have options), you really don’t have the right to complain.

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