[at-l] OT - Freedom of Speech was Snowshoeing VS Hiking

nightwalker.at at gmail.com nightwalker.at at gmail.com
Sun Jan 24 19:35:48 CST 2010


Jim, I'm pretty sure that I was agreeing with you completely. Else why would Clyde have gotten so pissed?


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From: Jim Bullard <jim.bullard at gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 24, 2010 7:12 PM
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Subject: Re: [at-l] OT - Freedom of Speech was Snowshoeing VS Hiking

Reread what I said Frank.
IMO The Bill of Rights protects the rights of individuals.
Corporation are not  individuals, nor are unions.

Clyde, I have no problem with you donating any money you want to a candidate or charity as an individual. I applaud that. I don't think it is right however for corporations or any other other group to be able to aggregate huge sums of money in order to drown out the voices of individuals. Again, my opinion. YMMV

Jim Bullard
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On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 6:25 PM, nightwalker.at at gmail.com <nightwalker.at at gmail.com> wrote:
Jim, before they're through, the Roberts court will do more harm to the country than has been thought of yet. And that's not politics. I'm talking about things like removing protected status for lots of places we hold near and dear.

 I could see a lawsuit being brought that gets to the USSOC that totally takes the teeth out of the National Scenic Trails Act. Up to and including the forced return of lands siezed by eminent domain acquisitions. All it will take is the right plaintiff with enough money, coming up through the correct Federal court district. It could happen. I really hope not, though.

 As I said, this isn't about politics. And for future reference to whoever may not know the difference: I AM NOT A LIBERAL!!! I just believe that people should be put before corporations. Oh well.

 Hug a tree for Thomas Jefferson.

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 From: Jim Bullard <jim.bullard at gmail.com>
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 Subject: Re: [at-l] OT - Freedom of Speech was Snowshoeing VS Hiking

 IMO The Bill of Rights was intended to protect the freedoms of individuals. Corporations are not individuals and money is not speech. Yeah, I know they are virtual persons for liability purposes but that shouldn't extend to everything else. The next thing you know they'll be granting them the vote. Same goes for unions as far as I'm concerned.

 On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 4:28 PM, <bror8588 at aol.com> wrote:
 Are you referring to the Unions?



 -----Original Message-----
  From: nightwalker.at at gmail.com <nightwalker.at at gmail.com>
  To: giniajim <jplynch at crosslink.net>; Felix J <AThiker at smithville.net>
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  Sent: Sat, Jan 23, 2010 2:11 pm
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 You mean the same guys that, only last week, gave corporations the right to buy
 all future elections? Those guys? Right...

 Jim Bullard
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