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    Quote Originally Posted by FreshFish View Post
    um, I thought that it was the First Amendment that said that people have the right peaceably to assemble and petition the government for a redress of grievances?
    They nailed campaign finance reform on the 14th -- violation of due process.

    It is of course equally idiotic to argue that corporations or unions have 1st amendment rights. Only the people in them do. Anything else the Courts tell you is just a payoff for Groundswell kickbacks, carefully laundered through the spouse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    They nailed campaign finance reform on the 14th -- violation of due process.

    It is of course equally idiotic to argue that corporations or unions have 1st amendment rights. Only the people in them do. Anything else the Courts tell you is just a payoff for Groundswell kickbacks, carefully laundered through the spouse.
    The Court a long time ago ruled on the personhood of a corporation.

    Now, they have discovered ANOTHER penumbra in the 14th Amendment. You don't like this interpretation but like others?

    We need a convention of the States to rectify some holes in the Constitution. You (we) won't get anything out of this (or any other) Congress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    The Court a long time ago ruled on the personhood of a corporation.
    Fictive personhood for contract considerations is one thing.

    Corporate personhood implying civil rights like speech and religion is so evil it rivals the 1920s courts using the 14th Amendment to strike down child labor laws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    We need a convention of the States to rectify some holes in the Constitution.
    Yeah, no. Not with the crazies running around right now. Let's give it about fifty years to cool the f-ck down.

    I hate it when people say "I'll leave the country if..." but if the f-ckstains in the current GOP got their dream convention they would literally destroy democratic government in the United States. There would be no reason to stay in their sick police state, and every reason to skip town and add our energy and effort to the free world. Not to mention to start building the army that would eventually have to contain/defeat their inevitable militarism.
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    Re: Power of the SCOTUS IX: The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the SCOTUS nine that day

    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Yeah, no. Not with the crazies running around right now. Let's give it about fifty years to cool the f-ck down.

    I hate it when people say "I'll leave the country if..." but if the f-ckstains in the current GOP got their dream convention they would literally destroy democratic government in the United States. There would be no reason to stay in their sick police state, and every reason to skip town and add our energy and effort to the free world.
    I'm headed for Vancouver if that happens, and inlaws have said Quito is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Fictive personhood for contract considerations is one thing.

    Corporate personhood implying civil rights like speech and religion is so evil it rivals the 1920s courts using the 14th Amendment to strike down child labor laws.
    So fix the Constitution that it is impossible for it to happen. The Court is reluctant to change precedent.

    If the Convention of the States turns into a circus, I'll be right behind you - but probably headed to Oz. However, I have faith and to ensure that faith, nobody who has or is serving in any elective office at the State or Federal level is eligible to attend.
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    Yeah, the Koch brothers are inching toward ramming through a convention as is.
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    I'm headed for Vancouver if that happens, and inlaws have said Quito is good.
    York.

    Luckily they're too dumb to figure out how the nukes work even if we leave them. They'll be like the Iraqi airforce 8 months after we leave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    So fix the Constitution that it is impossible for it to happen. The Court is reluctant to change precedent.
    The civil right of personhood for corporations was a complete invention. The only good thing about it is it gave the lie to the obvious hypocrisy of the "strict constructionist" fig leaf that Scalia et al. hid behind. At least privacy can be inferred. This right was an absolute invention from wholecloth. And the right, in all their glorious integrity, said?

    Nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    The civil right of personhood for corporations was a complete invention. The only good thing about it is it gave the lie to the obvious hypocrisy of the "strict constructionist" fig leaf that Scalia et al. hid behind. At least privacy can be inferred. This right was an absolute invention from wholecloth. And the right, in all their glorious integrity, said?

    Nothing.
    (I hate to go here, but) The lack of personhood in a fetus is equally as shocking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    (I hate to go here, but) The lack of personhood in a fetus is equally as shocking.
    That's a religious argument (which many of us do not share), not a legal one.

    But yes, the larger point is that these things are determined at the ground level by politics. Literally nothing is forever; nothing descends from an angry man in the clouds, everything can be changed by political processes given the right circumstances. And that is why I don't trust your side right now to get anything like the power to change in one swipe the fundamentals of the government. That would be a disaster akin to Germany winning WW2. A Germany with nukes.

    Your side is amusing out of power. To the extent it gets power it becomes a threat. With a convention that threat would be maximized. We're not off this planet yet so that can simply not be permitted.
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    Re: Power of the SCOTUS IX: The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the SCOTUS nine that day

    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    The Court a long time ago ruled on the personhood of a corporation.
    They did so in error.

    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    (I hate to go here, but) The lack of personhood in a fetus is equally as shocking.
    Don't lie Joe, the Lord hates that. You love going there, otherwise you'd recognize the futility of pressing the argument.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    (I hate to go here, but) The lack of personhood in a fetus is equally as shocking.
    If you think it's fair for a woman to be forced to carry a child to term against her will, you should be willing to force the father to donate bone marrow, a kidney, blood, or anything else that won't kill him after the kid's birth.

    Funny how the life only matters when it's only one sex impacted and even then only til a breath is taken.

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