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Nick Anderson

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  1. chromosome

    chromosome GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    One of the worst decisions made by the Supreme court EVER!

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    Just ban unions from donating to campaigns and we’ll be fine.

  3. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago


    Fine, as long as PAC’s from either very wealthy individuals and corporations are also banned!!

  4. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, over 3 years ago

    If you think Citizens United was bad just think how terrible the 1st Amendment is. Everybody actually thinks they have the right to voice their opinion. We must send the FBI to harass them and the IRS toi audit them and Justice to go through their emails. Only Soros can spend millions because he is good.

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    In the mythology, after all of the evil had escaped Pandora’s box, they looked inside and saw one last battered spirit… the spirit of Hope.
    The Pandora’s box opened by Citizen’s United is empty of hope, but full of greed.
    When corporations can be sent to jail for crimes I’ll believe that corporations are people too. In the meantime, this ruling makes it less likely “job creators” will use their money to help our economy because they’ll want to use it to elect whoever will give their company the most of what it wants.
    This is not the way to run a civil society.

  6. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago

    Simple fix: Remove private money from politics entirely. Implement a system where every step, from nomination to election, is covered by public money. And make taking private money while in public office an act of treason- heck, we can make each dollar taken count as a separate charge of treason.
    Of course, it’s a simple fix, but it would have to go through a system already bought and paid for by corporate money… so we’d be more likely to see vampires vote to outlaw drinking blood.

  7. algurka

    algurka said, over 3 years ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    Excellent points, Wolf!

  8. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 3 years ago

    Harley and Onguard,

    You guys are aware, of course, that of all the organizations sent the SAME EXACT LETTER that the Tea Party received, the only organization to actually have it’s tax-exempt status revoked was a liberal one? Not exactly a leftist witch hunt if they punish only those on the left…

  9. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 3 years ago

    Secret money? I’m shocked!

  10. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 3 years ago


    Aside from why is at best sub-par spelling

    . The TEA party decided to have its divisions flood the IRS for tax-free status, unfortunately somebody in the IRS had the poor idea of discriminating against key words after a handful of rulings.

    Aside from that unless there is a collective movement to burn the patriot act, it will remain in lawbook and sweeps of emails will exist.

  11. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 3 years ago

    You’re right, now I’m going to go drive in my uninsured unlicensed car.

    Obamacare was a half dream based on distorted perceptions of a free market version of healthcare. The main implication is that the provider gets to charge an arm and a leg

  12. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 3 years ago

    When private money is removed and replaced by public money their should be no bar to get on the ballot.

  13. chromosome

    chromosome GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    I like your thinking.

  14. yusodum

    yusodum said, over 3 years ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    Absolutely not. Sorry, but that’s a really bad idea. If you make the election dependent on public money, it means that it will become impossible for people like me, i.e. foreigners, to affect your elections. We’d have to leave it to Americans to elect their own leaders, and God only knows how that would end up.

  15. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    I have a friend who lived in Minnesota at the time Jesse “The Body” Ventura won the governorship as an independent. I asked him how he won, and he told me it was campaign-finance reform. He noted that it was determined that no one can ensure how much money a candidate gets from whom, so the state set it up to allow a maximum that the candidate is able to SPEND.

    TV time, newspaper ads, everything that costs is verifiable. So, no matter what amount of money you have in your war chest, you can only spend up to the maximum. If you have money left over, you can apply it to your next campaign, or donate it to another candidate’s campaign.

    This has the added bonus of reducing your “dependence” on certain lobbyists. The idea of giving a candidate more money to “solidify” his/her position just doesn’t work in that application.

    Back to the ’toon: Citizens United was truly the low point in the history of the Supreme Court.

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