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  •  Perhaps the ACLU should have considered the (7+ / 0-)

    possibilities when they supported Citizens United.

    http://www.thenation.com/...

    I've never given them a dime from that day to this.

    But, I am glad that they are taking this stance now.

    Thank you for this article.

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    WE NEVER FORGET Our Labor Martyrs. For Jan: Right-to-Work/Right-to-Live(?)

    by JayRaye on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 08:26:36 AM PST

    •  See, there is common ground with the RW. n/t (1+ / 0-)
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      Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

      by thestructureguy on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 08:31:31 AM PST

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    •  Yeah, that one's got me stumped... (5+ / 0-)
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      Perhaps the ACLU should have considered the (1+ / 0-)

      possibilities when they supported Citizens United.

      Thanks for the link.

      "That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history." ~ Aldous Huxley

      by markthshark on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 08:33:41 AM PST

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    •  That's because Citizens United overturned a (3+ / 0-)
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      law that prohibited certain types of political speech.

      Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

      by Robobagpiper on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 09:57:49 AM PST

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    •  I find that silly of you. (6+ / 0-)

      Of course, I can't tell you who to give money to. And I agree that they were wrong on that one.

      But believe it or not, there are threats to our democracy more immediate and fundamental than Citizens United. At this point, we're basically one successful terrorist attack away from martial law. Everyone's on board with killing American citizens overseas; just a little more fear, and they'll be okay with hunting down and killing them here too. Elected Democrats, especially those at the top of the food chain, are distinctly part of the problem, not the solution.

      Basically, if you don't like what Bush was doing with the Constitution and still don't like it when Obama does it, there are not a lot of organizations on your side. The ACLU is one of them.

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      by Code Monkey on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 05:08:15 PM PST

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      •  Exactly. What many people don't realize is that (0+ / 0-)

        mass roundups into internment camps (or possibly even death camps) is now perfectly legal.  After all, if rounding people up into internment camps is legal per the Korematsu decision and killing people via drone strike even on US soil is legal then why wouldn't rounding people up and killing them here in the US also be legal?

        Of course, this would all require a President with the desire to do so as well as being able to handle huge logistical issues (the logistics are actually even worse if you want internment camps and not death camps as internment camps would require large amounts of food, water, and waste disposal).

        You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

        by Throw The Bums Out on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 05:35:08 PM PST

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