No, it definitely needs a Constitutional amendment. The Supreme Court, in its disastrous 2010 decision in Citizens United, ruled that no governmental body can limit spending by anyone (in which “anyone” includes corporations, which they think of as people) because it would be an infringement on our 1st Amendment right to free speech (which is how they consider political advocacy expressed in terms of dollars). That’s the supreme law of the land! Yes, solely because the Supreme Court says so. Any lesser law that contradicts it would be ruled unconstitutional in short order by any lower court it gets appealed to — which you know would happen 5 minutes after the ink was dry on the bill.
Wake up, folx! You think it’s just NRA money that’s corrupting the political system? Ha! Who do you think is responsible for things like your kid’s asthma (air pollution), manure in your drinking water (CAFOs), harsh sentencing (private prisons), the assault on Social Security (poor, poor military contractors), and on and on and on.
Pull back the curtain and look at the real problem behind whatever your issues are: It’s big money (especially big dark money) in the political process. And it’ll continue to plague us until we can get a Constitutional amendment declaring that only real human beings are entitled to human rights and free spending doesn’t get the same protections as free speech.
But I bet it’s nowhere nearly as memorable as the lines from Pulp Fiction. I’ve got a CD of the sound track, and not only does it have terrific songs on it, it’s got extended chunks of Quentin Tarantino’s unforgettable dialog.
Yeah, ya gotta feel a little sorry for that poor demon up on that rock formation in the background — spends all his time day in and day out pitchforking screaming sinners, but the boss always takes all the credit.
I happen to agree with your argument, but let’s remember that all it is is an argument. It’s not a conclusion until a court (probably the same one that thinks corporations are people) says it is.
More like she wants to get well past first base.
“Oh, is THAT what it’s supposed to mean? Ha, ha, ha, here all along I thot the Environmental Protection Agency was supposed to protect us FROM the environment! Are you SURE that’s not right?”
I think we’ve got some Rambo fallout going on here. If you have a catchy, unusual 5-letter name (Kanye, Obama, Trump, Oprah), you only need the one, it fits neatly into headlines so gets extra press, and people can’t accuse you of being (like Bush or Ryan) a 4-letter word.
Done! Thank you for the recommendation. I still miss Herblock, Walt Kelly, and Pat Oliphant (no, not Thomas Nast; I’m not THAT old), but Ann Telnaes is certainly a worthy successor to those laurels, and I’m glad she’ll now be readily available on GoComics.
I long ago became reconciled to the fact that most of my favorite actors were woo-woo, touchy-feely flakes and most of my sports heroes were totally down with authoritarianism and discipline, thus proto-fascists. I don’t admire them for their thinking, only for what they’re good at, but it did lead me to appreciate the occasional exception.