Activist judges? i’ll show those talk radio bitches some activist judges. the morons our moron president has sent into the Supreme Court.
Ooops. that kind of language probably isn’t even protected any more. it just hasn’t been challenged yet.
The Supreme court just released its findings in a couple-three cases – and they were 5-4 bitter splits. Uniter? Divider.
In one, the just-ices in the majority overturned a ruling from only 4 years ago, saying key provisions of McCain-Feingold were unlawful. right. because it’s so wrong to keep big money and interest groups out of our elections. Chief just-ice Robber-ts explained his rulings: “Enough is enough.”
Election experts said the effect would be to undercut the soft-money section as well by permitting a largely unlimited flow of money from corporate treasuries to pay for the all-important broadcast advertisements in the weeks before primary and general elections. Groups seeking to influence the outcome of the election could easily sidestep the prohibition on explicit appeals for or against candidates, supporters of the law said.
In another, the “court” said that free speech isn’t free – if you’re talking about drugs and you’re affiliated with a school. Huh? what kind of finding is that? Some kid in Alaska unfurled a banner to get himself on TV at a rally – “Bong Hits for Jesus.” These guys in D.C. say that this kid is not permitted to prank like that. ok. maybe if he just hadn’t included the Jesus part. or the bong hits part. hmmm.
It gets worse. Don’t want your $$ going to faith-based programs? think that is a violation of church and state? there’s nothing you can do about it. you don’t have standing in a court. And that overturns a 39 year precedent.
One of the best institutions of our government has gone to hell in a handbasket. and this means that your rights to be different – to safely defy corporations when you ride your bike, to look at porn, to read and write what you want, are under fire.
The hiphop poet Sage Francis reminds us in Makeshift Patriot: “Don’t waive your rights with your flag.”
i’d say do something about this, but i don’t know how. oh, here’s a way. donate money. then DC can make a soft-money campaign ad to trash our politicians. Flip the script bitch. we’ll come at ’em with the very rules they create.