Friday, July 4, 2008

Supreme Court Allowing Money To Hurt America

Like I said, the federal judiciary -- particularly the Supreme Court -- sucks. Otherwise, why would they continue to put out rulings like this:

The Supreme Court has struck down the "millionaire's amendment" as an unfair way to help opponents of wealthy candidates who spend from their personal fortunes.

The law allows candidates to receive larger contributions when their wealthy opponents spend heavily from their personal fortunes.

The court says by a 5-4 vote that the law violates the First Amendment.

They base this on their past ruling that somehow money = free speech. There's no logic to that concept, though, because that would mean that free speech is based not on citizenship or, you know, freedom, but instead based on who has a bigger checkbook. Freedom goes to the highest bidder. That's not only completely at odds with the First Amendment, it's completely at odds with American ideals.

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