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  1. PainterArt GoComics Pro Member commented on Chip Bok 4 months ago

    Pro Life States, Lethal Injection- Prolongs Life

  2. PainterArt GoComics Pro Member commented on Chip Bok 4 months ago

    You mean like the how many times to appeal Obamacare and other silly nonsense. The House has a hard enough time passing anything meaningful because the Republicans can’t get it together in their own party unless it is extreme and unworkable. This past week on an immigration bill as an example. Pure politics to play back home and they couldn’t wait to go on vacation.

  3. PainterArt GoComics Pro Member commented on Mike Lester 4 months ago

    Funny cartoon though sadly true.

  4. PainterArt GoComics Pro Member commented on Steve Breen 4 months ago

    Your confusion is in money being give to PAC or teachers union to buy ad or air space is what is at debate here or in the above political cartoon. I have no problem with that. Those organizations are free to do with their money as they see fit.

    It is money given to politicians that I have a problem with and equating that this is free speech and protected by the first admendment.

    Money is not protected in the first amendment. Money does not equal speech. If this were true bribery would also be protected by the first amendment.

    As you state above money is a means to get speech out by private citizen is fine, but even in this equation money is not free speech. It is tool that can be used many different ways.

    Money given to a politician get close to bribery. This must be regulated or it will in fact become bribery with people/corporations/organizations simply buying offices. People will argue that we have that today. Sanctioned bribery.

    In any equal equation the reverse must be true and speech doesn’t equal money. You are not payed in speech. You can’t buy things at your local store in speech.

    Democracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens participate equally—either directly or indirectly through elected representatives—in the proposal, development, and creation of laws. Money can be used for equal or unequal participation in democracy. Money is only a tool not the idea itself (speech).

    The fact that money is used/ can be used to bribe politician, police, etc distorts our democracy. Look at Mexico or many countries around the world.

    There is nothing you wrote in your last reply that I disagree with except that everyone sees the media through there own colored goggles. The debate of money = speech is about money going directly to politicians not to citizen organizations.

  5. PainterArt GoComics Pro Member commented on Steve Breen 4 months ago

    You seem to be confusing money, speech, and freedom of the press. The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that constitute the Bill of Rights.

    Notice money is not in the constitution. The constitution does not say money equal free speech. Yet are strict constitutional supreme court judges have said money equal speech. No wonder our politicians are out raising money.

  6. PainterArt GoComics Pro Member commented on Signe Wilkinson 4 months ago

    Oh I heard about the doctor shooting the mental patient with a gun. It is good he stopped this as everyone can get access to guns. I agree smaller government and everything decided by the gun. How did this psychiatric patient get a gun? Oh you can buy them at gun shows or on the street with out background checks. Same thing.

  7. PainterArt GoComics Pro Member commented on Steve Breen 4 months ago

    Hey, money is speech. Corporations are people. Maybe we will have a corporation President before this is all over and we can make the post it note permanent in the seal. All sad.

  8. PainterArt GoComics Pro Member commented on Kevin Kallaugher 4 months ago

    “So what is the Democratic idea to cut our deficit? You seem to deride the Republican plan, but as a typical ideologue, you choose to not offer another plan.”

    Raise taxes and pay for all those services and unpaid wars that we should have been paying for all along. Reform the tax code. Cut Military spending an entitlement for the wealthy.
    George W cut taxes while going to war. The Clinton administration left a budget that was projected to pay for the debit over time. Remember trickle down economics, a rising tide lifts all boats, it hasn’t worked. We have been cutting taxes for years on the Republican plan and it hasn’t worked. I would have more respect for the Republican if they had cut the services, military, and paid for the wars when they cut taxes when George W started and they were in control of both houses of Congress for six years. Did they cut the debt no. They increased it.

    http://useconomy.about.com/od/usdebtanddeficit/p/US-Debt-by-President.htm

    Look in the mirror. We have never tried what liberals want paying for services and a military to what we want.

  9. PainterArt GoComics Pro Member commented on Darrin Bell 4 months ago

    Decisions should be based on the facts of the case. Almost all murder case are not based on 9 peoples interpretation of the constitution. What have you been smoking?

    This cartoon makes no sense that is obvious. I the background is San Francisco,. So I guess he is choppy off San Francisco. We kill it and they say it will be overturned on appeal. It is just right wing masturbation.

  10. PainterArt GoComics Pro Member commented on Bob Gorrell 4 months ago

    Yeah there was a bunch of democrats that were cowards, but there were a number that were outspoken against the war. You know those liberals you hate. So let’s blame the democrats for the wars or was it Bush and company that pushed the wars and both house were held by Republicans.
    Congress instituted the Majority Congressional Approval to approve a deceleration of war. No war has ever been declared since. Military actions by presidents only.
    Authorization for Use of Military Force- Against Iraq Resolution Senate Vote 48 Republican for 1 against. 29 Democrats for 21 against, 1 independent socialist against.
    My Senator voted against the war and was outspoken and is hated as a liberal.