Sunday, January 24, 2010

More inconvenient truth

Oddly, the President of the United States who just a year ago swore to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States is attacking the very court who is charged with its interpretation. In a 5-4 decision this week the Court upheld the clever idea that the free speech guaranteed in the Constitution applies to everyone. The thought that speech, no matter how offensive, is a protected right of citizens seems to irritate the President and his party.

President Obama on Saturday promised to fight a Supreme Court decision easing limits on political donations by corporations and unions, saying he couldn't "think of anything more devastating to the public interest."

Wonder why they are so irritated? Here is a hint.

"This is a victory for Citizens United, but even more so for the First Amendment rights of all Americans," said Citizens United President David Bossie. "The fault line on this issue does not split liberals and conservatives or Republicans and Democrats. Instead, it pits entrenched establishment politicians against the very people whom they are elected to serve."

The link.

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