Gordon Duff Calls For Immediate Arrest of 5 Supreme Court Justices for Treason

THE FIVE THAT STAND AGAINST ALL AMERICANS, THE "MAFIA" JUDGES

Constitution in flames

By Gordon Duff

Five members of the Supreme Court declared that a “corporation” is a person, not a “regular person” but one above all natural laws, subject to no God, no moral code but one with unlimited power over our lives, a power awarded by judges who seem themselves as grand inquisitors empowered meant to hunt down all heretics who fail to serve their god, the god of money.

Their ruling has made it legal for foreign controlled corporations to flush unlimited money into our bloated political system to further corrupt something none of us trust and most of us fear.  The “corporation/person” that the 5 judges, the “neocon” purists, have turned the United States over to isn’t even American.  Our corporations, especially since our economic meltdown are owned by China, Russia and the oil sheiks along with a few foreign banks.  They don’t vote, pay taxes, fight in wars, need dental care, breathe air, drive cars or send children to school.  Anyone who thinks these things are people is insane.  Anyone who would sell our government to them is a criminal and belongs in prison.  There is nothing in the Constitution that makes this “gang of five” bribe sucking clowns above the law.  There is nothing in the Constitution that even mentions corporations much less gives them status equal to or greater than the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of government.

The Supreme Court of the United States has no right to breathe human life into investment groups owned by terrorist sympathizers, foreign arms dealers or groups working for the downfall of the United States and everything we believe in, but 5 “justices” have done just that.  We now have a new government above our government, above our people, one above any law.   Five judges have created institutionalized gangsterism as the new form of government for the United States.

No American soldier can ever go to war fighting for a Chinese hedge fund, a German bank or a Saudi Arabian fertilizer company.  Will our new debates in Congress be between members representing the opium warlords against the Columbian cartels?  Their cash, which long ago has infiltrated one major corporation or bank after another is now heading for your local representative.   How important do you think secure borders for America are for these new political “influencers?”

For years we complained about AIPAC, the Sierra Club, the NRA, trial lawyers, trade unions, NAM (National Association of Manufacturers) and the churches that got involved in politics.  Behind all of these were people, American citizens, and, on some occasions, Americans who fought for their country, raised kids here and were invested in the survival of America although they didn’t always act that way.  This was an American problem.  Now we aren’t even sure we have an America anymore.

Anyone who believes that a massive flood of corporate money into politics won’t throw control of both houses of Congress into the hands of the wealthy nations that are also our primary strategic enemies, you know the ones, the ones loaded with oil cash, the ones with 10 cent an hour labor and legal systems that  shoot first and ask questions later.  They just were told they can buy the United States, not just our government, but our military, and the lives of our soldiers.  They can now make our laws, raise our taxes, decide on our civil rights, where we can live, if we can own guns, how late we stay up, where and what we drive and, eventually, how we think.  The Supreme Court has given foreign owned corporations the eventual power to silence us all.

When a corporation commits a crime, nobody goes to jail.  When wars come, they don’t fight, they simply rake in cash.  When children are poisoned or workers are killed, they seldom even pay a fine.  However, when they want something, billions in tax money for “bail outs” or fat contracts or special laws, they have always gotten it.  It  has been a battle to control corporations for 140 years.  Sometimes the American people have lost, sometimes they have won.  Our greatest presidents are the ones who reined in corporate power and kept the influence of money over humanity in check.  Think of Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower and John Kennedy.

Without them we would be living in work camps, stuck at machines all day, our children at our sides.  We would be paid in beans and salt pork, dying at 40 in filth like people around the world who live in countries controlled by corporations.

Based on the justices that we want prosecuted being Reagan/Bush “conservatives” you would think this is a liberal/conservative issue.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Nothing less “conservative” has ever been done by a branch of our government.  There is nothing “conservative” about our Supreme Court going insane and abandoning our Constitution and making medical decisions, not to give life to a fetus, but to a bank account.

This is nothing but an extremely unAmerican and unpatriotic group of thieves believing that Americans had given up so many of their civil liberties in silence during the Global War on Terror scam that opening the “Pandora’s Box” of class conflict could now be done with nobody saying a word.  Their “corporate person” is now a Baron or Duke, the great landlords of the medieval period.  Americans are now destined for serfdom.  Their political and economic theories, what are they?  Is it conservatism or feudalism?

We are already burdened with a representative government that has tied itself to the money spigot because of the incredible cost of media exposure in campaigns.  People running for office in ancient Rome would purchase thousands of animals for slaughter in the arena.  Mass executions were staged as media events for political campaigns.  In fact, the arenas in every Roman city were built for that purpose, today replaced by television and the internet.  We thought we had changed since that time.  We were wrong.

The framers of the Constitution created the Supreme Court, the Electoral College and originally had Senators appointed, not elected, to protect the wealthy from having their money and land seized by the masses who would otherwise have controlled the government.  This was the 1780s.  The only “democracy” we knew about was ancient Athens, where the majority of the people living there were slaves.    27 Amendments later, including the Bill of Rights, we have worked to define justice and decency.  Generations have fought and died to keep life in our imperfect system from 1780.  Who would have thought that 5 people could destroy it all?

Political debate in America is sometimes extreme, often bordering on violence.  Feelings are high.  How many times have you heard people threaten to leave the country because “their America” no longer exists.  We know that few really mean it.  When faced with a real threat, no people on earth are to be feared like Americans.  When help is needed, no people on earth are to be trusted and relied on like Americans.  This is the pride we have in our country and ourselves.  We never agree on anything.  We aren’t supposed to, we are Americans.

Everything we built has been based on a balance, race, religion, ethnicity, social standing, political beliefs, regional interests, all striving and compromising to build something we are all secretly very proud of, something all of us are willing to fight for and many are.  Americans all agree on one thing, that our government in Washington is out of control and has been for some time.  We all have different ideas on this but agree on the fact itself.  We wonder where the politicians come from, men too often “less great” than those of the past, in fact, less great than average.  Decisions are continually made that most find puzzling and, in fact, are driven by a rotten underbelly of corruption and self interest.

Now, 5 members of the Supreme Court, people none of us voted for, a group that is answerable to no authority and, seemingly, no law or moral code, a group famous for immoderation, poor judgement and low personal integrity has, either through blindness, avarice or insanity clearly done something so malicious, so unjust and so utterly inconsistent with our Constitution that they, themselves, have become an “enemy of the people.”

What is their power?  What they have done is not within the scope of the authority given through the Constitution.  Their acts are outside the law, their acts are those of a conspiracy, their acts are meant to diminish our freedoms, our sacred institutions and even endanger our lives.  Typically, such acts are called crimes and those who commit them are criminals.

What could drive judges, albeit judges appointed with little thought as part of a cheap political ploy, to abandon any American constituency?  Corporations have no religion.  They care nothing for the unborn.  They have no allegiance to a flag, a family or any moral ethic.  They serve no person, owe no loyalty other that to stockholders, shadowy groups of Russian oligarchs, Chinese banks, corrupt dictators grown fat on the spoils of their people or the international consortium’s of bond and currency speculators who have, for decades, abandoned any economic law to build the ethereal “house of cards” we call the “world economy.”

The control of the American electoral process has been given to them.  No serving politician can survive now standing against them.  Years ago “they” bought our newspapers and our television networks.  Fact and truth became whatever they wanted us to believe.  “They” gained control of what many thought and what almost all of us see and hear.  That wasn’t enough.  They wanted it all.  As their control has grown, so has terrorism, continual war, economic poverty for millions Americans and insensitivity to justice and humanity.  Who would expect anything else from a corporation with no blood, no heart and no face?

The Founding Fathers led America on the path to freedom and eventual democracy.  The Federalists limited the ability of an impetuous electorate to seize power and “reform” America into chaos and anarchy.  This system of government was predicated on the belief that love of country would always burn brightly in America and with progress, freedom and bounty was the inevitable reward of our industry.  It is only now too obvious that so much has happened that was unforeseen.  It is not a denial of our traditions to correct wrongs when we find them.  This was how America was created.  We are drowning in wrongs, we all finally agree on this.

The time is now.  Party politics have failed.  Political theories are little more than empty rhetoric meant to mislead and misinform.  State has become church and church has become state.  State is less just and church less godly.  All we have left is “we, the People.”  This is how we began and it is now all we have to move forward.  It is time for the states to call for a Constitutional Convention to establish, not just a Republic, but a Democracy, by and for the people, the American people, rich and poor, a nation loyal to itself, not tied to corporations, a vast military industrial complex or endless foreign alliances.

If it is to be a genuinely conservative nation, one with individual freedoms, a small government, fewer taxes and more opportunity, a nation as intended, then we will all have to live with it.  The bloated corpse we are creating in Washington is emitting a stench we can no longer abide.  We will be saying goodbye to our Supreme Court, our seniority system in Congress and our political machines pretending to be “parties”  and hello to paper ballots, a free press, term limits and the ability to yank a scoundrel out of office when we catch one.

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238 Responses to "Gordon Duff Calls For Immediate Arrest of 5 Supreme Court Justices for Treason"

  1. Ross  June 22, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Gordon,
    What the American people have to realise is that they have still got the creativity and balls to be once again a great nation.The scumbag elites,are nothing without the honesty and integrity of the masses.The elite trash,have this time over played their hand.

  2. rthorne  June 6, 2010 at 9:26 am

    THE CHURCH OF SATAN
    http://web.mac.com/rthorne2/Site_2/LUKE_WARM_MINISTERS.html

  3. Alfred  April 25, 2010 at 3:12 am

    Now we see the affects of the ruling in Arizona..people are being considered illegal without due process and being allowed to be searched in violation of the 4th amendment.oppressed..and a delegation from Mexico is going to see the politicians that signed the law that was un constitutional against the latino population that are called illegal to prevent them from voting them out of their Nobel entitlements..
    obtaining naturalization in a foreign state (Sec. 349 (a) (1) INA);
    taking an oath, affirmation or other formal declaration to a foreign state or its political subdivisions (Sec. 349 (a) (2) INA);
    entering or serving in the armed forces of a foreign state engaged in hostilities against the U.S. or serving as a commissioned or non-commissioned officer in the armed forces of a foreign state (Sec. 349 (a) (3) INA);
    accepting employment with a foreign government if (a) one has the nationality of that foreign state or (b) an oath or declaration of allegiance is required in accepting the position (Sec. 349 (a) (4) INA);
    formally renouncing U.S. citizenship before a U.S. diplomatic or consular officer outside the United States (sec. 349 (a) (5) INA);
    formally renouncing U.S. citizenship within the U.S. (but only under strict, narrow statutory conditions) (Sec. 349 (a) (6) INA);
    conviction for an act of treason (Sec. 349 (a) (7) INA).

    accepts non-policy level employment with a foreign government,

    or you can also say accepts money from a foreign government..treason..covered up by calling it campain contribution ..whew..they should all be put on a boat..I am talking about the Govenor of Arizona..should be taken off our shores…put on a boat to sail the oceans..accepting foriegn money is treason! They have taken our homes, our 401ks, jobs, imposing tyranny against a population calling them illegal without due process subject to seizer..Arizona is one giant State size prizion with cameras on every street and freeway..The Court failed to realize that you can lose your citizenship for accepting foriegn money or employment..and when holding office tht is nothing short of treason!

  4. Austrian School  April 15, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    “Veterans Today” is probably a corporation.

    Using your logic, McCain/Feingold could be used to stifle a particular POV expressed in “Veterans Today” during election season.

    This was about protecting free speech, brother.

  5. Austrian School  April 15, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    I think that you all may be misunderstanding the gist of the ruling. McCain/Feingold was a real stifling of free speech. I would think that bloggers/writers would be supportive of freedom of speech.

    Keep in mind that both the NRA and ACLU were united in opposition to McCain/Feingold provisions that were a blatantly against the 1st amendment.

    I support what the Supreme Court did.

  6. danfromnh  April 9, 2010 at 10:59 am

    When was the last time a Corporation gave it’s life fighting for Democracy?

    Great article.

    As a veteran and the son of a WWII veteran who I’m sure is turning over in his grave I’d just like to say this is the worse decision the SCOTUS ever made. Even more so then the Dred Scott decision.

    Also Gordon your bias seems to be against foreign government influencing our elections. Any Corporation given citizen status is an outrage against a government of the people and for the people, whether foreign or domestic. And I also notice that you don’t mention Israel in your list of foreign corporations.

  7. J.J. Garcia  March 30, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Today’s U.S. politicians are puppets owned by great wealth, corporations and the weapons industry. They pass laws that only benefit their masters and against the working masses. They do this with impunity and there is no laws to prosecute them, because even the judges are being paid to do as they are told.

    The worst situation in the U.S. is that all the blame is put on the immigrants and people of the middle east. Even do the Muslims are acting against their own religion by committing suicide in order to against the U.S., that doesn’t change the fact that there is something rotten in the way the U.S. is being run by warmongers and greedy powerful traitors.

  8. Gordon Duff  March 5, 2010 at 11:51 am

    John,

    You knowledge of corporate law and governance is sorely lacking. Just because a corp has a US mailing address and registered agent, doesn’t mean it is American. Try sending a corporation to war? Cut one, does it bleed?

    You also seem to not know that Haliburton is a foreign corporation, registered in the Cayman Islands. They did this so they could continue drilling for oil in Iran.

    Your talk about the “left” is equally bereft of judgement. With media controlled by “corporations” mostly under direct or indirect control from Israel, a country increasingly a clear threat to the United States, for those who choose to look at the facts, not the corporate news, every bit of misinformation you are dealing with seems to have originated from something less than the rational.

    You sound like someone who gets sound bites from Fox News and has tried to build a philosophy around it.

    Your thinking is unsound and not based in reality.

    g

  9. Jon Weiss  March 5, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Well, well, where do I start?

    Mr. Duff, your premise is totally incorrect, and your “facts” are largely false. While the SCOTUS did declare that a “corporation” has free speech rights it did not declare them to be “a person”. But corporations are made up of “persons”. The SCOTUS did NOT abslove corporations from the limitations you ascribe to their actions so that part of your editorial is a flat out lie.

    The ruling also specifically prohibits foreign controlled corporations from donating to U.S. election campaigns

    Your assertion that corporations need nothing that humans need brings into question your sanity, since these corporations are made up of people. I suggest you start a business, then withdraw all human factors from the equation including yourself then let us know how successful your business becomes?

    You are correct that corporations are not listed in the Constitution, but then neither are lobbyists, perhaps it is time that they be banned from existence in the halls of Washington as well. Then there are the Unions, they too need to be excluded from politics, as do the staffs of the elected officials. Jefferson had slaves, but no staff, perhaps it is time that we return to those times (of no staffs, I do not endorse slavery).

    One one level in this I am in complete agreement with you, I do not like the idea of more money in politics, but I do not agree that the rights of corporations or anyone be abridged merely because you disagree with them. I have always felt that the right answer is politics financed by donations from supporters, individual supporters, not “bundlers”, not unions, but individual citizens, and these should have caps.

    I often wonder how the left wing of politics reconciles the two diametrically opposed positions that say “we can’t allow foreign corporations to influence our elections” but turn a blind eye to actions of politicians who blatantly take $200,000.00 contributions from Chinese immigrants with $30,000.00 a year incomes?

    In your diatribe you rail against foreign interests who would attack out basic liberties but then you also claim that the “neocons” are responsible, yet all of the liberties you cite are the very ones that the Democrats in Congress have been attacking for the past 30 years.

    “When a corporation commits a crime, nobody goes to jail.”

    You may want to take that argument up with Michael Kopper, Andrew Fastow, Kenneth Lay, Michael Koenig, and Jeffrey Skilling, all of whom were issued jail sentences for the Enron crimes, but then Ken Lay ducked his jail term by dying (How rude of him).

    You commented against ““bail outs” or fat contracts or special laws”, while corporations sometimes do get these things, it is BOTH parties that are guilty. There has been much “hay” made over G.H.W. Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld and their ties to Halliburton, but it was Bill Clinton who actually expanded Halliburton’s support role for the military during Clinton’s famous “reduction in government”, which chopped 60,000 troops from the active force and transferred their jobs of Base Service Support to the civilian sector, aka Halliburton/KBR.

    In all of your railings one thing that seems to have totally escaped you, that is that THE PEOPLE, not foreign corporations, or foreign nationals or cartels, VOTE. If you are a person swayed by cash, that is your failing and the same goes for others. As for myself, I vote for the candidate that most closely adheres to my ideals. No Candidate is be any means perfect and I will never agree on all things with all people, but we do what we can to get as close as possible. People vote in good people at times and bad people in others. Our current President is an example of the latter, but he too is only temporary, as are the Judges you criticize. Also the ruling is likewise temporary, since, even SCOTUS rulings get re looked from time to time. Want evidence? Simply look at the Heller Decision. The SCOTUS ruled in that decision that gun ownership is an individual right, yet the debate goes on and cases are even now being prepared to challenge “Heller”, as always the United States is “The Great Experiment” and the experiment continues…

  10. Jeff Harper  February 23, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Gordon,

    Just for you knowledge I too am a retired US Army Vietnam and Desert Storm vet. I recently ran across this article, which opened my eyes some. Please read it and offer the article to those replying to this article to see the bright light concerning removing the SC justices. http://www.newswithviews.com/Spingola/deanna111.htm

  11. Sovereign Citizen  February 14, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Mr. Duff:

    Nice article, but there are some key points that need clarification… The constitution does cover the concept of FICTIONAL CHARACTERS, Admiralty LAW, jurisdiction and other topics.

    Namely definitions, spelling of words and the implied meaning. After a thorough review of the Declaration of Independence and US Constitution and Amendments, it is clear to see that the authors of the documents used very specific words they had very specific meanings. There is a very important distinction between an unabridged dictionary and the Blacks Law Dictionary (Version 9). You have to ask yourself why would two different dictionaries be required to define the same word…?

    The reason is because the words have a different meaning in a legal context. Words such as:
    US Citizen
    Citizen
    citizen
    jurisdiction
    Person
    States
    Sovereignty

    The supreme court ruling is about SOVEREIGNTY and FICTIONAL CHARACTERS under which they can engage in Commerce, under admiralty law.

    Person:
    A corporation treated as having the rights and obligations of a person. Counties and cities can be treated as a person in the same manner as a corporation.

    Read the words carefully, they have a specific meaning and context. The age old adage “Ignorance of the LAW is no excuse” has a very specific meaning. Namely that we have been duped because we do not recognize the definitions and what they truly mean…?

    The Declaration of Independence gave man sovereignty under GOD. The Constitution took it back and put man under the jurisdiction of the corporation known as the United States.

  12. babs  February 11, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    I pray that these justices are brought up on TREASON charges as they have NOT decided this case on behalf of THE PEOPLE who they were supposed to protect the interest of. They have given corporations double the voting power of any single voter. Now the corporations can vote individually and on a whole as a “person” and that is definitely wrong. Corporations are not born, do not breathe, do not walk, talk, or have any other people skills. It is a farce to even THINK that a corporation should be labeled a PERSON. Alito knows this and all the other conservatives implants from the Bush and Reagan administrations. They were put there just for this reason and the criminals who put them there should also be tried for their crimes.

  13. Paul  February 10, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Gordon-

    You are a guiding light in these mysterious times.

  14. Gordon Duff  February 8, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Dear nameless texas for something:

    Your statements are inaccurate. Nothing in the Supreme Court opinion outlaws total intransparency for corporations. Your assertions are totally false. Any dictator or terrorist can own a US corporation. I own portions of hundreds of corporations and only have voting rights for about 20%. What, exactly is it that you do? I hope it isn’t in law, banking or finance.

    g

    g

  15. Texasfor56  February 8, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    I suggest you read the 180 page opinion. You have several statements in your article that are not exactly true. This does not give free reign to foreign controlled corporations to give money to the political campaigns.

    However, if you are truly concerned about this particular focus – regarding inappropriate contributitions to campaigns…I suggest you look at the funding behind a few of the progressives and conservatives. Several middle eastern, wealthy people have given substantially to campaigns for decades. OR let’s take a look at the fact that the unions have contributed massive amounts to the current administration.

    My premise is the problem is huge and we cannot attribute the statements you made as being accurate about the judges. I read the 180 page opinion. It appears your statements are based on the speech the President made, and that was not accurate – apparently he did not read it either. This is my opinion based on the rendered opinion by the judges.

  16. joetherealist  February 7, 2010 at 1:36 am

    Indeed, Sir.

    JMO, please start with this link:

    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_wrote_the_US_Constitution

    And please try to educate yourself on what is happening here. Quite simply, if this decision is left to stand, we are all very f’ed, for good.

  17. Jeff Genser  February 2, 2010 at 12:13 am

    That sounds logical to me.

  18. john powell  February 1, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    The founding fathers set up a system of checks and balances. This decision supports that system. I’m not arguing I favor the result or, in fact, any of the above comments. But it’s now back to Congress to pass a new campaign reform package to address both this and other issues. That’s the way the system works. For a change it did work in favor of free speech, even if corporations will get their way for a while. Better that than government implementing more rules, regulations and laws to restrain free speech. “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.” Thomas Jefferson That includes the right to free speech.

  19. Sgt. M Halowell  February 1, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Your interest in the UAE is no surprise. How dare you manipulate public opinion for your own benefit.

  20. Andyj  January 31, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Gordon Duff is absolutely spot on. Anyone who disagrees with him knows nothing of any law. The “person” is the legal entity that the court needs to place a label on the “man”. Thinking otherwise you will surely fail in court.

    Here in the UK a statute is defined as: “A legislative rule of society given the force of Law by consent of the governed”.

    Yes, you heard it, BY CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED! In legal terms, if you have been stopped by the police for any law that is not “Common law”, then you are told (haha!) to give out your identity. This identity is your legal person. Without your consent the Common law of breaking a contract cannot be LAWFULLY (I did NOT say “legally”) enforced.

    Common law is the law over man where no person can stand between the man and God. This LAW covers murder, theft and loss. Loss and theft give statutes(contracts) the force of LAW. A statute is a legal document, not law in itself.

    Here’s more clarification:
    I have my own business registered from my name. Its a legal “person”. The work I do pays this “person” instead so my remuneration to this work is a low pay plus dividends… Off this other “person”. This way I pay very little tax. If my business folds. This legal “person” becomes nothing. I myself will have no debts but retain this legal “persons” money due to my entitlement.

    I recommend everyone here become business “persons”. Make a mockery of the donkeys if they wish to make legal entities above the law. But don’t step into the fire if you haven’t got cast iron legs.

    This site is fascinating:
    http://www.tpuc.org

  21. Jon Schonner  January 30, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Company/Corp is an enity who does not reg to vote. Its a smoke n mirror case to
    not hear Pottawattamie v McGhee. aka-Judges and Prosecutors can frame you with
    false evidence and under safe harbor of–Immunity. This war veteran hears noise=
    Rattle, Clank, CLANK, rattle, Clank-clank accompanied by not foot soldiers, but
    sheep dogs, Baaaaahhhhhhh.

  22. Gordon Duff  January 30, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    I represent a defense company, traded on the NY Stock exchange, one the Supreme Court would love. Ownership is 80% UAE 10% German and god only kows who owns the rest of it.

    Stock is held by law firms in the US who represent, through a series of corporations hedge funds from Zurich who are controlled by Arabs who, in this case, I know and admire.

    Mullah Omar could, just as easily, own and control this company. The FBI couldn’t find out in a year or more. All you need is one SPV, (special purpose vehicle) in an ownership train, and most companies have them, and control is totally hidden. The Court knew that. They simply had another agenda, one very unAmerican.

    g

  23. C  January 30, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    You seem to be so brainwashed and partisan and flat out naive that you automatically are against anything OBama the puppet is for and are for anything Faux News or certain media people are for. Obama happens to be right this time, this decision is BS, regardless of what your favorite media stooge tells you.

    http://www.bollyn.com/solving-9-11-the-book#article_11424

  24. Gordon Duff  January 30, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    I hate to make blanket statements like this but it has been years since I have seen anything substantive or truthful on Fox News.

    g

  25. John Allen  January 30, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Mentioning “Fox GOP News” renders this comment null and void as it carries no weight. When Judge Napolitano joins a real news network, then I will listen.

  26. Gordon Duff  January 30, 2010 at 6:10 am

    Childish and cheap doubletalk. “Foreign corporations” and American corporations owned by Foreign Corporations or American Corporations owned by holding companies owned by foreign corporations were not covered in the Supreme Court decision.

    Alioto is a cheap gangster and liar.

    Send the little asshole this and let him answer.

    g

  27. Random Person  January 30, 2010 at 5:58 am

    Nothing says traitor like those that would warp and corrupt the election process in this country.

  28. Gregg  January 30, 2010 at 4:14 am

    Justice Alito Was Right

    By Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

    – FOXNews.com

    Despite claims made by the president, last week’s Supreme Court opinion on campaign finance specifically excludes foreign nationals and foreign-owned corporations from its ruling.

    The Supreme Court issued a ruling last week on the campaign finance that is still being discussed all over the country. In fact, it was even mentioned by President Obama at Wednesday night’s State of the Union address. The high court invalidated its own 20-year-old ruling — which had upheld a one hundred-year-old statute on group political contributions — and it also invalidated a portion of the McCain-Feingold Campaign finance law.

    The 20-year-old ruling had forbidden any political spending by groups such as corporations, labor unions, and advocacy organizations (like the NRA and Planned Parenthood, for example). Ruling that all persons, individually and in groups, have the same unfettered free speech rights, the court blasted Congress for suppression of that speech. In effect, the court asked, “What part of ‘Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech’ does Congress not understand?” Thus, all groups of two or more persons are free to spend their own money on any political campaigns and to mention the names of the candidates in their materials.

    On Wednesday night, during his State of the Union address, the president attacked this decision by arguing that the ruling permits foreign nationals and foreign corporations to spend money on American campaigns. When he said this, Justice Samuel Alito, who was seated just 15 feet from the president, gently whispered: “That’s not true.” Justice Alito was right. The Supreme Court opinion, which is 183 pages in length, specifically excludes foreign nationals and foreign-owned corporations from its ruling. So the president, the former professor of law at the one of the country’s best law schools, either did not read the opinion, or was misrepresenting it.

    Judge Andrew Napolitano – Fox New Channel’s senior judicial analyst.
    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2010/01/28/andrew-napolitano-obama-state-union-campaign-finance-alito-supreme-court/

  29. June  January 29, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    I could not have said this any better. It’s time to take back our government.

  30. JMo  January 29, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Blaming AIPAC is the 21st century equivalent of citing The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

  31. JMo  January 29, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Interesting. Do you include Howard Zinn’s “People’s History of the United States” in your ‘scholarship’?

  32. JMo  January 29, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Even Madison hated the title Father of the Constitution. It was obviously the work of many men, although he was the one crafted the initial draft, which was changed heavily.

    But, should films and commercials aimed at a candidate airing within 30 days of a primary election be illegal; yes or no?

  33. Gordon Duff  January 29, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    According to a Wikipedia edit done by the Federalist Society. Work on your scholarship and leave the internet for dating.

  34. Gordon Duff  January 29, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Your point?

  35. Gordon Duff  January 29, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Madison was a Federalist. The “Federalist Society”…an extreme right wing group presents Madison as primary author of the Constitution. However, detailed research by historian Charles A Beard debunked that long ago.

    “In the tenth number of The Federalist, Mr. Madison argued in a philosophic vein in support of the proposition that it was necessary to base the political system on the actual conditions of “natural inequality.” Uniformity of interests throughout the state, he contended, was impossible on account of the diversity in the faculties of men, from which the rights of property originated; the protection of these faculties was the first object of government; from the protection of different and unequal faculties of acquiring property the possession of different degrees and kinds of property immediately resulted; from the influence of these on the sentiments and views of the respective proprietors ensued a division of society into different interests and parties; the unequal distribution of wealth inevitably led to a clash of interests in which the majority was liable to carry out its policies at the expense of the minority; hence, he added, in concluding this splendid piece of logic, “the majority, having such coexistent passion or interest, must be rendered by their number and local situation unable to concert and carry into effect schemes of oppression”; and in his opinion, it was the great merit of the newly framed Constitution that it secured the rights of the minority against “the superior force of an interested and overbearing majority.”

    Madison contended strongly that a democratic electorate had to remain subserviant to those of “superior breeding” and financial capability.

    The current failure of our government can be traced to those influences. Though Madison was framer of the Virginia Plan, crediting him for the Constitution, a document that had no Bill of Rights and lacked the 27 Ammendments it now has, is not a kindness.

  36. JMo  January 29, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Interesting you throw AIPAC in there. They seem to have taken over the proverbial “boogie man” position from the Carlyle Group.

  37. JMo  January 29, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Should films and commercials aimed at a candidate airing within 30 days of a primary election be illegal; yes or no?

  38. JMo  January 29, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Madison is referred to as the “Father of the Constitution”. He was the principal author of the document.

    Are you not going to answer the question on the case at hand? Did you even read the decision?

    I noticed you didn’t write about any details regarding the case.

    Should films and commercials aimed at a candidate airing within 30 days of a primary election be illegal; yes or no?

  39. JMo  January 29, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Madison is referred to as the “Father of the Constitution”. He was the principal author of the document.

    Are you not going to answer the question on the case at hand? Did you even read the decision?

    I noticed you didn’t write about any details regarding the case.

  40. Gordon Duff  January 29, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    James Madison did not write the Constitution.

    g

  41. JMo  January 29, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Actually, James Madison wrote the Constitution. I’m pretty sure he was a Founding Father, but I guess I’ll have to double check my “real American history”.

    Mr. Duff, do you believe that the documentary in question in the Citizens United case should have been illegal and that the federal government should have banned its broadcast?

  42. Gordon Duff  January 29, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Aaron,

    You don’t know me and I would not know you. We have so many of your type. What is your type? Simple. You are a Fox News/Michael Steele shill who thinks they can suck their way around the internet hoping that our masters will leave them a few crumbs.

    You never had your 15 minutes and, if you notice, you aren’t getting it here.

    g

  43. Gordon Duff  January 29, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Aaron,

    You love the internet, this part is good. You have time on your hands. We are obviously a pitiful debtor nation. Why you would want to protect the people who made us that way for their personal gain….

    Unless you just haven’t been paying attention for many years. Perhaps we could hand you over to Jeff Gates. Check in at: http://www.criminalstate.com

    Being oblivious to reality is not unusual. Where hope lies is that you are finally a minority.

    g

  44. Gordon Duff  January 29, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    We allowed 3000 Americans to be murdered on 9/11. We accepted childish lies as answers. Then we allowed 5000 more to be murdered and we knew it was lies. The “crazy” Mafia of the Supreme Court gave us the maniac and his cabal of mass murderers. The corporate press, defense lobby and AIPAC guided them along.

    Now we are a pitiful debtor nation with no future.

    It isn’t just the government, it is the cowards among us who shill for the criminal element.

    Pick a side.

    g

  45. THUNDER  January 29, 2010 at 8:47 am

    A CERTIFICATE SHOWS OWNERSHIP. SO IF YOU HAVE A BIRTH CERTIFICATE YOUR ARE NOW OWNED. AND ARE NOT A NATURAL PERSON. BUT A CORPORATION. AND HAVE TO ABIDE BY CORPORATION AND BOATING LAWS KNOWN AS MARITIME LAW AND YOU ARE AT THE WILL OF A TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENT HELL BENT ON RULING THE WORLD.

  46. Gordon Duff  January 29, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Aaron,

    While you have been busy, thankfully so, I have been stuck in years of international law, civil litigation and US criminal law. Oh yes, those suckers can be arrested, easy as shit. Nothing protects them.

    They can be arrested but not removed from office unless impeached.

    We have at least 2 justices who have taken money already….and it has been ignored. SC justices have no rights beyond any other federal judge and we lock them up all the time.

    g

  47. Gordon Duff  January 29, 2010 at 3:45 am

    Aaron,

    YOu need to repackage this, perhaps down to my level. I am not understanding this. As for US history, I brief members of Congress on US history.

    g

  48. Gordon Duff  January 28, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Aaron,

    The “Founding Fathers” didn’t write the constitution, they wrote the declaration of independence. Read Charles Beard’s “Economic Interpretation of the Constitution” when u get the chance. Short and enjoyable read.

    Even our flawed constitution was trashed by the court. Please carry no misconceptions about who the framers of the constitution were and how it served a counterrevolutionary purpose.

    Real American history requires time and facts, not mythography, rumors and Fox News.

    g

  49. Gordon Duff  January 28, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    I am horrified that someone would be so utterly unfamiliar with our Constitution and the obvious antiAmerican bias of the Cato Insititute to attempt to foist such unsound and unfounded blither on anyone.

    Our constitution has nothing regarding allowing foreign dictators to form corporations and buy power in our government.

    If yours does, perhaps you might want to rethink who, exactly, you believe you are loyal to.

    g

  50. Mari Carroll  January 28, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Mr. Duff,

    I am horrified that a U.S. veteran would voice this opinion about the recent ruling by the Supreme Court. You are very misinformed and do the Justices, the Constitution and U.S. citizens a disservice. The decision upheld the First Amendment and freedom of speech. I hope you and your readers will read this article for your edification. http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=11159

  51. ann  January 28, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    I agree with you vehemently. For God’s sake, I hope a coporation is not a person

    We need a concerted effort to fight this. I believe you can call the supreme court at 202-479-3000 and EXPRESS YOUR DISPLEASURE AND FEAR OF THIS DECISION.

  52. Sandra Lichtle  January 28, 2010 at 4:05 am

    Thankyou for speaking the truth.BRIBES=BRIBES=BRIBES.My thought was just that when I heard this news.Follow the money,and you will know who gave the money..

  53. R Harris  January 27, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    In a sense you are all correct. This is about communism. I know its an ugly word and no one believes it, but trust me. I am also a veteran and I have been around the world twice. The Financial structure today in the banking system mixed with government is that of a communist society.Yes we have capitalism in the stock market, but we are ruled by a communist regime. before you slam me go read about the financial communist system and then read how the fed takes its cut.. then come back and tell me it isnt a communist financial system.

  54. Gordon Duff  January 27, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    You thinking is unsound. Characterizing bribery as ‘free speech’ is wrong. You are saying that a terrorist organization that owns a corporation should have untouched financial influence over American government?

    I see a civil war in the mix. It will be a bloodbath.

    g

  55. steve  January 27, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    amen brother

  56. steve  January 27, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    “The corporation is full of individuals making their individual statements and speeches. The corporation cannot possible speak for all of them.”

    no its not, if those employees say anything against the company they will be fired, so think about it…

  57. steve  January 27, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    You, Sir are an idiot.

    people are people, a company is not, realize that

  58. Igby Mac  January 27, 2010 at 1:29 am

    Sorry to read you are just getting upset about this injustice now.

    I have been saying it repeatedly for decades — representative democracy of the people is for the people’s interests; people are the ONLY stakeholders in the game; only these stakeholders should be able to finance political parties or politicians; due to the fiscal imbalance between these stakeholders, the contribution should be limited to something within everyone’s grasp, like $100 maximum. This way the people influence the outcome of the election, and the politicians must garner favour from the people. It really is that simple.

    Then again, the wealthy elite are never going to let us shmucks vote away their land/money/influence.

  59. John Dough  January 26, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Corporations don’t care whether liberals or conservatives are in power. Watch them swap allegiances quicker than banks fail now days. The money goes to whichever party is in favor at the time. Both parties are corrupt and corporations use that. Anyway, contributions are BRIBERY. They expect something in return. They most often get it and it ain’t for your benefit or mine.

  60. John Dough  January 26, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Terry McGuire, you sir are the idiot. Corporations as people? Christ man, are you crazy. How can a business entity speak? What right is lost if they can’t “speak”? The corporation is full of individuals making their individual statements and speeches. The corporation cannot possible speak for all of them.

  61. Pharme124  January 26, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Very nice site!

  62. George W Krauss  January 26, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Calling for a Constitutional Convention would be the worst thing to do. The first one turned out to be a run-a-way convention. Fortunately,it ended up for our good. Convening a 2nd one would leave too many open doors for a elitepower grab and after it convened whom ever was in the strongest position would decide just what was done..PERIOD. Another run-a-way convention would run the same risks and with today’s politics and corruption it would be most likely total destruction of the U.S. Constitution. I have already seen the proposed constitution of the New States-it is not good, there wouldn’t be any need of a Supreme Court as all our rights would have been thrown out the window and would usher the NWO right into our homes like it or not.

    NO!!! we must fight for our states rights at the state level and fight to defend ourselves if we are forced into doing so as the Federal Government or even the Supreme Courts did not form the states – the states formed the federal government-the states are sovereign. Does anyone fathom how many artmed citizens we have in the U.S. right now. They,at last count outnumber the weaponry of all the military branches added together. It had to be so since this Government has failed its duty and sold what wasn’t theirs to sell. They are guilty of sedition and subsequently treason.

  63. Brooke  January 26, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    It’s been here for a while now, but the Supreme Court made it official. We live in a fascist country. It’s hard to admit, but it’s true.

    The time of reckoning has come and we are starting to take our country back. I am 23 years old and I know my generation is not going to put up with this. We are slowly but surely getting organized!

  64. mauro oliveira  January 26, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Arrested, Tried and executed. Enough of this bullsh#*

  65. Steve  January 26, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Personally, I think this is way out there. Why on earth would you want to arrest the 5 justices on the US Supreme Court that are helping to keep America from sliding down the path of ludicrous liberalism. Regarding this ruling, I’m not 100% sure it was the right one but still your call like that could have someone knocking on YOUR door for promoting treason.

  66. Ilene  January 26, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    I mean “labels are WITHOUT credence.” Sorry ’bout that.

  67. Ilene  January 26, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    In your last paragraph, Mr.Duff, you name freedom speech and press etc., etc. as “conservative.” Why? Never mind. The words “liberal” and “conservative” have been proven meaningless when humane and humanization ideals and needs are replaced with corruption, greed, and the persistent abuse of power. Labels are with credence as long as misery replaces the name of Earth.

  68. Terry McGuire  January 26, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    You, Sir are an idiot.

    This is not about corporations. It is about free speech. Most of us knew when McCain Feingold was passed that it was an attack on free speech. It was not about campaign finance at all.

    And as we knew, the Liberals would disregard it and the Conservatives would obey it.

    You seem to be a shill for Obama and the Democrat Gulag.

    Individuals or corporations who speak for individuals have the right to use that speech in a public forum.

    It is evident that you are a statist man not a freedom-loving Constitutionalist.

  69. Jim Wicker  January 26, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    I agree with most of what you said Gordon but I disagree with 2 issues. Like Mike Peters said, we are a Republic and not a Democracy. This is a BS line pushed by our public school system. My biggest concern is that you would push for a Constitutional Convention. You obviously don’t know the dangers involved here. This is the only legal way to change our Constitution and do you actually think it would be better after it is changed? Do you think there would be a 2nd Amendment included? Especially is the government does it like Stephen ‘ski suggests. He wants to let our “Representative Government” come up with a Constitutional fix. Since when do we have a representative govt??? The Constitutiional fix has already taken place. It was called the Continental Congress and it was held last Nov. For eleven days 3 delegates from 47 states got together and came up with a “Constitutional fix”. Get informed about it at http://www.givemeliberty.org Read the Articles of Freedom. Then get off your ass and get involved while you still can.

  70. stephen verchinski  January 26, 2010 at 7:33 am

    Yeah Bob and the Rightest Corporate Agenda must be oK by you. Get your head out of the sand and look at your own corporate candidate John, I never did an earmark McCain. What was his position in the Senate?…oh chair of the senate commerce committee overseeing corporate largesss from the Overseas PUBLICPRIVATE Investment Co. The branch also known as the one of giving your hard earned tax dollars in subsidies and grants to corporations taking their business to the far ends of the earth. Oh and then using our military to back up their investments after they screwed the local population when bribery did’nt work… See for example the Freeport McMoran company and it’s great gold mining operations in Papua New Guinea….no different than the Bush crime family doing business with the Nazis in WWII…what a coincidence that hitler invaded poland just after the board of directors were being called on the carpet for accounting irregularities and other corporate malfeasance by the Polish government.

  71. stephen verchinski  January 26, 2010 at 7:22 am

    And take your next vacation in Iceland. Sollidarity!

  72. stephen verchinski  January 26, 2010 at 7:20 am

    Don’t look at Dave below…he just is spouting the US Code of Federal Regulations which tried to incorporate the so called early ruling of the court in the
    Southern Pacific Railway v. Santa Clara County Case SCOTUS.

    The court never debated the question of corporate personhood…the Chief Clerk of the court in the crib notes for the court case wrote that the justices were all of the opinion that the (14th Amendment) law of the land applied to corporations as persons….Again WILL YOU ALL read the 14th amendment in it’s entirety…IT was meant to protect the rights equally of Blacks as persons…it was never meant to be extended nor did it ever mention the corporations.

  73. stephen verchinski  January 26, 2010 at 7:13 am

    Terrence the issue is that corporations are not a class of PEOPLE but a fiction created for business purposes. Once you try and work the semantics it just does not work…for example, the US constitution is one that embodies the hope of equal protection under the law yet corporate activity is one that the STATE decides has special priveleges due to additional social contracting.
    Limited liability vs being just a sole proprietor or partnership where you get to let it all hang out if you screw up…. If they are a person like you and me then they cannot claim the same corporate tax law privileges and rates but should be subject to the same structure tax as you and me…Goldman paid 1% in 2008. I bet you paid much more than that but try and get a corporation these days to pay 13-23% OR MORE.

    Corporations also have , by their very nature of power of wealth and capital accumulation, the ability to distort the truth (as in certain “news” media) enough that the government legislative bodies closest to us were set up to do the ground rules of their behavior…NO bribing of political officials, no campaign contributions, The individual BY CONTRAST were protected against the state interest even if as an individual they uttered an untruth SPECIFICALLY IN THE bILL Of RIGHTS. The individual is who the Founders sought to protect except if they were black and property. That oversight was solved with the 14th Amendment.
    You all should read it totally and realize that the next step for corporations is to eliminate all oversight by any governmental body especially the ability to control when a corporation is “born” (it’s the logical outcome of taking control from a woman over her “birth” decision…the ability of the States to “Birth” a corporation will also vanish)

  74. stephen verchinski  January 26, 2010 at 6:50 am

    What is bad is that these very same companies have lied to the public time and time again and have used the SCOTUS against our own regulatory agencies. They are the ones that forced the WTO and NAFTA. AS to your argument that the regs are so tedious maybe if your corporations were not set up to try and be the biggest bully on the block owning everything they would stick to a business that they can do very well with protection of the public.

    AS to having a say in the process…each and every individual has that ability as a member of the body public to participate in debate and elections..AS INDIVIDUALS. Tell me just how this ability to move business corporate money into the political realm will help me with investment behavior. It doesn’t. In fact it makes it more difficult to do business plans and judge the work of a company. It is also a reason why I am personally pulling even more money out of stocks. The CEO’s are very likely this coming election cycle to use shareholder equity for politics and I am not willing to take that risk. I worked too many hours and so did my parents and grandparents to give it up so easily.

  75. stephen verchinski  January 26, 2010 at 6:37 am

    The lower levels of the military had the right not to fight in illegal wars…hardly the people to respect and admire when they could not even read the US Constitution and realize that the power to declare war was vested in the Legislative not Executive Branch of government…

    They should have objected to the hijacking of the military by the President and stayed home.

  76. INES  January 26, 2010 at 6:36 am

    Thumbs up !!

    This is the sellout of usa..
    Excelent writeup.

    People need to rise up.
    Thanks for your article.

  77. stephen verchinski  January 26, 2010 at 6:33 am

    Michael, the US Constitution is expressed as “We the People” and not We the Corporations. The ability to regulate corporate activity was kept with the states for a reason…the Indies Trading Company and the Tea Act of 1773. It was well known among the colonists that the issue was unequal protection under law with duties that would have to be paid by them and not the corporation that had more “speech” in Parliment. IMHO both unions and other corporate actors should lobby ME and then let ME as a PERSON LOBBY my representative democratic republic. Money is not SPEECH and it’s the reason colonials sought to have corporations bridled and not let loose on the public domain.

    The courts in England during colonial time sided with the moneyed interest’s Speech and not the PEOPLE. It’s why you had a Tea Party. When your representative government no longer represents We the PEOPLE it’s time to change it again by any means necessary.

    I’m willing to let our representative government come up with a constitutional fix to this in recognizing only “natural” persons as having rights. If they do not do so in the next year, I personally will find another country before this one goes fully to hell.

    If you are brave enough you should read William O’Douglas’s dissent on this issue in Wheeling v. Glander SCOTUS

  78. Laura Borst  January 26, 2010 at 3:31 am

    People should have free speech, but corporations shouldn’t be free to bribe politicians as they please. This would lead to corruption of the political process and special interests making laws that help them, rather than the people or country as a whole. Corporations would likely give to politicians who give them more contracts and bailouts. This decision is pretty bad.

  79. trish  January 26, 2010 at 3:14 am

    WE, THE PEOPLE, we can make up our own. we are living beings born naked, without name and without number . THEY have applied names and numbers to our bodies and we have believed that we are those names and numbers. Any charges, warrants, bills etc are to be sent to me, commonly called Joe of the Doe family. I use the name and number they have assigned to me for my benefit only and sometimes out of necessity stating a claim of right and statement ofnecessity. to get the drift, go to http://www.detaxcanada.org start there to find out who we are. I am just learning but am learning lots. Also, the banking system is a fraud. I ask for the original contract signed in blue ink by two people, me being one of them. mortgaage papers have only one. mine. the rep did not lend me the money and the BANK is a dead fictional entity. i ask for a copy of their bookkeeping entries . I ask for an audit of the equity. The BANK does not have any. it is all paper entries. there is much more. search it out when i get a letter from a credit bureau i write them for proof and warn them tehy me be charged with fraud and attempted extortion by the bank act which states to mark all notes CONSUMER PURCHASE they are to send that to the treasury case we all have accounts there via our birth certificate number. They do not give us full disclosure, more fraud look it up for yourselves. same with the justice system. lawyers are third party interlopers. wake up and learn who you really are. be brave be very brave

  80. trish  January 26, 2010 at 2:55 am

    wow i want to join your fight i have been writing letters on the crooked banking system and the judicial system. If they do not bring out their guns i am prepared to stop foreclosures,etc. I started with http://www.detaxcanada.org about 5 years ago when my only child and son got caught up in thesytem and then tookhis own life. i am one angry mother and in my anger and grief am starting to understand their crooked scams. No collection agency or bank can force me to pay inless they bring out the guns. They cannot even take me to court unless they bring out the guns. I am now writing letters about writing cheques on a closed account to the secretar of the treasury and finance minister asking for a protest of writing cheques on a closed account so far they passed my letters to the justice dept. who stated that the bankers have no mandate to discuss this matter.Also, in the bank act there is a section that states allnotes,mortgages,etc. should be marked consumer purchase cause thereis no lawful money to pay with I have so much info but i am only one and would sure like to join up with people who are going against this corruption. Also, did you know that the CROWN is a foreigner on the land mass called CANADA? Lets send them back to where the crown is ENGLAND

  81. Jim Burri  January 26, 2010 at 1:24 am

    Right on !!!!! Its about time America woke up !!!!!! Time for some changes !!!!!

  82. Gordon Duff  January 25, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Delightful commentary. Someone understands and isn’t thinking with their “little” brain.

    g

  83. MIKE  January 25, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Great article passionately written. About time people started speaking up more about these crony suckers. Break your conditioning, Break the left right paradigm. Glen Beck is a CIA planted STooGe. Both parties are controlled, the same agenda is written down by the shadow government behind the scenes. Follow the money. It’s the wall street bankings and private off shore banks that are taking over EVERY country in the world not just America. Wake up people, nobody in congress bar a couple are EVER on your side. It is the morality and the intent of the people to get educated and do something that will change all of this, not the congressmen or politicians. This has happened because of wicked evil apathy and selfish greed and disrespect for the gifts we all have, and due to the evils of the previous generations as well. It can only change with moral revolution, moral renaissance. Only then will things have a chance of quickly being put right again. What is right? LIBERTY. In the words of Aaron Russo: There IS NO GREATER GOOD. LIBERTY IS THE ULTIMATE GOOD.

  84. barbara g.  January 25, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    NO, the people who work for corporations have the say, not an institution in our elections.

    NO, the countries we owe debt to do NOT have a say in our nation, we owe money NOT our lives and our rights.

    The elected officials are elected to represent the people not corporations. they have lawyers and plenty of lobbyists srewing up our country, and for their protection.

    WE THE PEOPLE are the ones who are to elect without outside establishment influences, We the People are the check and balance of this nation along with State Sovereignty. NOT Federal Government, NOT Supreme Court, NOT other nations and NOT Corporations.

    Read the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights and a myriad of other historical papers.

    This thread is about Arresting 5 Supreme Court Justices. Well who is going to start the process. The Republic of the United States was set up with checks and balances. Congress is not doing it’s part, nor is the president or the Supreme Court. SO it is up to the PEOPLE per the Constitution.

  85. Jean  January 25, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    I have to agree with none. the author does not seem to make sense after his one very sensible demand, Arrest these treasonists sitting in the Supreme Court which of
    course is not supreme at all. A misnomer if ever there was one. The people enmass
    are supreme as the Dictator in Hungary discovered when the crowd hung him. Musolini discovered the same thing. We are a Republic but only if the people enmass demand at the state level that the bought and paid for politicians reverse
    the trend they have been on, Declare their states rights, deny corporations access
    to their state unless they abide by laws determined by patriotic legislators which
    should limit the corporations political contributions to that of one Citizen, whom the IRS wants to confuse into thinking they are a person.

  86. Amanda  January 25, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Oops typos Electronic and Constitution Look It Sorry for being so sloppy

  87. Amanda  January 25, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Well, I agree that the muck and mire created by this decision is going to be the trap of death to any resemblance of a free election for and by the people. I must mention that the electrinic voting machines that can be hacked should also be addressed. http://www.votefraud.com And on the subject of FDR He gave us the New Deal, a pure Communist invention tobe sure. Not to mention that he was the first to write a direct EO to the people as oppose to his cabinet. And as for the others mentioned, they also usurped the Constition with EO. With each EO this country has slid further and further toward a progressive state. Lookit up before you tell me I’m full of Bull. http://www.libertygunrights.com a woman by the name of Bernadine Smith has a tremendous amt of research on that site. And if you really want to change things in this country, there are 3 things we as Americans can and should do. The first is to join http://www.nvcca.net (National Veterans Committee for Constitutional Affairs and push for Sovereignty legislation in your state and 2. you go to http://www.CC2009.us and join that group and support the effort. 3. You should go to http://www.ReTakeConress.com and Volunteer your time and support those candidates. You have direction so what are you waiting for?

  88. delquattro  January 25, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    It is frightening to see so many willing to surrender their sovereignty to corporatism. It’s bad enough that so many have confused corporatism with capitalism, but now to confuse life with a statutory entity is preposterous. You would think the words, “…endowed by our Creator…” would offer sufficient clue to the difference.

    Btw, the Santa Clara v. Southern Pacific Railroad case is based on a fraudulent headnote that contradicted the actual ruling by the judges.

    The founding fathers knew the threat of corporations, and early on corporations had a expiration date of forty years.

    President Thomas Jefferson said, “I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations which dare already to challenge our government in a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.” Jefferson even went so far as to suggest that banning monopolies in commerce should be written into the Bill of Rights. In 1787 when James Madison sent the first draft of the new Constitution to him, Jefferson noted in a letter that he would “insist on annexing a bill of rights to the new Constitution, i.e. a bill wherein the Government shall declare that, 1. Religion shall be free; 2. Printing presses free; 3. Trials by jury preserved in all cases; 4. No monopolies in commerce; 5. No standing army.”
    President James Madison said, “There is an evil which ought to be guarded against in the indefinite accumulation of property from the capacity of holding it in perpetuity by�corporations. The power of all corporations ought to be limited in this respect. The growing wealth acquired by them never fails to be a source of abuses.”

    President Andrew Jackson said, “In this point of the case the question is distinctly presented whether the people of the United States are to govern through representatives chosen by their unbiased suffrages or whether the money and power of a great corporation are to be secretly exerted to influence their judgment and control their decisions.”

    President Martin Van Buren said, “I am more than ever convinced of the dangers to which the free and unbiased exercise of political opinion — the only sure foundation and safeguard of republican government — would be exposed by any further increase of the already overgrown influence of corporate authorities.”

    President Grover Cleveland, after the Santa Clara County case was decided, said, “As we view the achievements of aggregated capital, we discover the existence of trusts, combinations, and monopolies, while the citizen is struggling far in the rear or is trampled to death beneath an iron heel. Corporations, which should be the carefully restrained creatures of the law and the servants of the people, are fast becoming the people’s masters.”

  89. William Folk  January 25, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Thank God for these 5 Justices that have returned our freedoms back to us, the people, taken away by a centralising govenment that has grown too big for its britches. The lobbyists that put money into the politicians pockets are the true problem not individuals and corporations running advertisements for or against politician’s positions that are based on the lobby money the politicians solicit and receive. God Bless American and all the free thinking people and our free market economy. May we always resist progressivism, socialism and any other form of social, economic and political forms that oppose the liberty-liberalism of our country at its founding and free market capitalism.

    A free man.

  90. Jeff Prager  January 25, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Thanks Gordon. Anyone who can’t see the truth to your post doesn’t deserve to.

  91. Gordon Duff  January 25, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    This was not a supreme court decision, it was the equivalent of, not only a constitutional amendment, but it essentially erases the bill of rights. When you may, not corporations, but money, foreign money, a ‘citizen’ with unequal rights, rights unearned,…..

    anyone…one would think any idiot could see this…..

    g

  92. Jim Lunsford  January 25, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    I am amazed at the number of people who do not believe this article is true. They deny what is right in front of them. The first article alone claims their corporations, as few as one person, or even consisting of our “news” media corps would never betray what we were supposed to stand for. How naive and willfully ignorant that person is about the world. Even the CIA director (Colby) admitted the CIA owned our precious “news” media. While it is true a corporation can be just one person, the financial resources of IBM are far greater than a corporation of one. Yes, IBM that icon of morality, the corporation whose first contract was to make the computer cards for the tattoos of the Jews in Hitler’s Germany. Really, all this decision did was to finalize and publicize what has been our reality since Rockefeller convinced some corrupt politicians in Delaware he really needed a corporation for private gain. we’ve been the Corporate States of America ever since that day.

  93. Bill Britton  January 25, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    American democracy died with the Supreme Court ruling on corporate campaign contributions, a cruel ruling that marginalizes 95% of us, the common taxpayer. Thus, the transfer of power to the moneyed elite continues undiminished.

    Semper Fi

  94. James  January 25, 2010 at 6:00 am

    You’re arresting the wrong Supreme Court. The ones that decided Corporations are a person was from a decision in 1884.

    If you say a corporation isn’t a person, than you’re going to screw up the entire economy. Corporations won’t be able to enter contacts, won’t be able to own property, couldn’t be sued for liability. It would destory our entire way of life overnight.

    I don’t think any of you have thought this through at all.

  95. Melvin Jones  January 25, 2010 at 4:16 am

    The Justices said no such thing. They said a corporation can consist or as few as one person. Specifically they said the first amendment applies to corporations the same as it does to individuals. Corporations – you know, like ABC, NBC, and CBS and the rest of the corporations that give us the news, print political books, and television shows. And where did it say corporations are above the law, morality, and God? Please point me to the page and paragraph of the decision. I’d really appreciate it.

  96. Gordon Duff  January 25, 2010 at 4:00 am

    Sherry,

    Its not about Hilliary. Its about the Mexican Drug Cartels buying Congress. They have the money, now they have the right.
    g

  97. Gordon Duff  January 25, 2010 at 3:13 am

    Nasty old economic development and humanitarian aid guy. No guns and trenchcoat please.
    g

  98. Hungover Guy  January 25, 2010 at 3:13 am

    As much as I can understand right now, I think you’re right!

  99. mr_bad  January 25, 2010 at 3:01 am

    The 14th Amendment was intended to secure equal rights for the newly freed slaves. Instead, between 1890 and 1910—304 court cases were brought before the Supreme Court under the 14th Amendment. 288 of the 304 were brought on behalf of corporations [95%]. The other 19 were brought by black people.

    In other words, the powers of business, led by the Rockefellers and the Rothchilds, did not give a damn about the poor or minorities. It’s clear what the corporate interests are. The swing of power has been on the side of the elite longer than any of us has been alive and it’s because of the criminal minded men in the Supreme Court, Congress, and the White House.

    The time for starting a Revolution for the We the People has long since passed. Corporations have been having their way with the American people for more than 100 years.

    It’s way passed time We the People created a new Amendment that destroys corporations in their current form or they will be the end us all.

    It’s way passed time We the People created a new Amendment that destroys the Federal Reserve and permanently restores Sound Constitutional Money.

    It’s way passed time We the People created a new Amendment that creates a Balanced Budget Amendment that puts the power to declare Bankruptcy on this insane $12 Trillion National Debt that no American outside the criminals in Washington want any part of.

    It’s way passed time We the People created a new Amendment that creates a fair tax system that abolishes the unconstitutional IRS.

    It’s time America started spending tax dollars on Americans instead of handing $1.5 dollars every damn year to the Military Industrial Complex and the National Debt. We could easily have a fantastic healthcare system and college educations for EVERY AMERICAN WITHOUT DEBT.

    America needs a New Bill of Rights Revolution of, for, and by We the People, and it just so happens there’s book titled the New Bill of Rights Revolution on lulu.com for $17.76 that you can buy right now that outlines such a plan.

  100. Bob  January 25, 2010 at 2:56 am

    While this is significant, I think the author may be exagerating its impact. It’s always been that he who throws the most money around wins the election. Obama raised over $650 million, more than any other president in history. Do you think all that money came from private citizens ? Hardly. Way too many special interests involved there, including heads of corporations posing as “citizens”.
    The sad fact is that our system of democracy has morphed into a “bought and paid for” regime. Another sad fact is that journalism died in this country, and has been replaced with leftist agendaism, thanks to likes of George Soros, et all.
    They manipulate the weak-minded who believe anything they see on TV. That’s how elections get won.

  101. Soap Box  January 25, 2010 at 2:22 am

    The article http://ravallirepublic.com/articles/2010/01/15/news/news74.txt
    might just provide a valuable key out of our dilemma. Take a look & chew it a while..

    My support goes to the wonderful “extremely concerned Ravalli County citizens” who signed this petition. They are shining a light for us to follow.

  102. Points of light  January 25, 2010 at 1:18 am

    Is Mr. Duff CIA? His credentials might seem to indicate it, as he is involved as a government advisor to so many foreign powers. And he is involved in the financial sectors as well.

    His call for “overthrowing” supreme court justices by treason trials is rather over the top. Is this a phishing for radicals blog?

  103. Googlesnatch  January 25, 2010 at 1:15 am

    Here is a solution to all this. We all need to stop voting for any incumbent. If they will not give us term limits, we must do it for them. After all, bad supreme courts come from bad appointments by guess who? The political class. Start at home by unelecting all your county board incumbents and local committmen. That is who needs to go first. Rotten from top to bottom, one and all. Vote for the democrat if the republican is in, and vote for the republican if the democrat is in. Never pay attention to party labels,as they are used to control your thinking and your voting. Vote outside the box. Just tell incumbents “No Thanks”. Then smell the fresh air!!!!!!! Ahhhhhh….

  104. Naked Truth  January 25, 2010 at 1:04 am

    The country has been stolen from under the people. Quite simple. The bankers and their henchmen the bribed, hired, under the table, backroom dealing lawyer politicians have seen to it that nothing is really left at all. They are laughing everytime an article like this deflects attention away from them.

    How long until the currency is collapsed? That is what we all should be worried about here. Our immoral spending on endless war continues under Hope and Change Obama, but is eliminating the surplus population too slowly…we must find other ways to kill the masses.

    And we are truly worried about one little facet of how they are doing it, ie: the corporate campaign donations? LOL Get REAL!!!! What a JOKE. The judiciary has been under political pressure ever since it’s inception. The idea that it was impartial was always an illusion and a facade to fool people into agreeing with the decisions. A prime example was the kitchen door meetings between supreme court justices and president Roosevelt during the court packing attempts of the 30s. Impartial judges? Hint: they were not visiting the Whitehouse backdoor entrance in the night for tea with the president. What world do you live in?

    You want judges impeached or tried for treason? Let’s start with the snakes in the two legislative bodies that have sold their votes and this country out from under the people.

    The supreme court’s decision is just one more in a littany of abuses. My only question is what took you so long to wake up to it? Why is this such an offense to you, when so many other cases of rights abuse have been handed down by the court or voted by the house and senate and you didn’t raise a peep? (Years of increasing gun control, increasing police powers, more taxes…less responsive government etc.)

    I didn’t hear you scream when Indian tribes were allowed unlimited donations by the same law that prohibited anyone else from donating beyond small limits. That loophole from Mr. McCain netted him huge donations from those same tribes. Pay to Play or Bribes, what ever you call it the law you seem to love was also corrupt the way it was written.

    My heavens, the supreme court has suddenly just gone off course???????? Gag. (about 100 years late I’d say)

    I suppose with this reasoning, the terrible “Bush Wars” were awful, but by golly don’t ask you to sign any petition against Obama’s wars. You people must be blind not to see both sides are working for someone else. They are hired, bribed guns for the lobbyists that control them and their campaigns. It’s the strange reason Hope and Change Obama isn’t changing anything. And you are worried about the continuing string of bad court decisions against the people? Really? I have my doubts since you are so late to the table.

  105. Sherry Lord  January 24, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    I am going through the FEC records to see who has contributed to my Representative and what I’ve learned so far is that corporations already give to campaigns, they just form a PAC and do it through their PAC. I appreciate the moral outrage of all concerned but I reiterate, the only people who are cut out of the process as it stood until the Supreme Court ruling this week are those who have a message to get out and must resort to fund-raising or to seeking corporate donations. Most of us aren’t sophisticated enough to know about all the PACs out there and so seeking corporate money is the only answer we know of. As such, we’re the only ones who haven’t been allowed to “speak.” Everybody had access to the system as it stood until the ruling, including corporations, except private citizens. I still say this is not activism on the part of the court, it’s a return to what was supposed to be under the Constitution. Obama’s lawyers told the court that because “corporate money” was used in an anti-Hillary movie, even if the same material were put in a book the book would have to be banned under FEC rules about “corporations.” We’re now into book banning and you guys want to arrest the judges because they wouldn’t condone book banning? Hillary and her supporters are allowed to run around and say anything they want against her opponents but those who oppose her end up in court. Whose side are you on?

  106. j r  January 24, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    The ‘supreme’ court has been a POS for a long time now. When you consider that at least half the laws passed by Congress in the last 100 years are obviously unConstitutional and the supreme court has struck down almost none. The three branches of government have now merged into one, totally corrupt, dedicated only to making a few rich people richer. In any other country, except maybe the UK, the people would have revolted already. Americans and their British counterparts are mostly fat, lazy, stupid sheep (actually, an insult to sheep) who deserve everything that happens to them.

  107. Arthur J Caputo  January 24, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Awaiting moderation? Are the criminals in robes MODERATE? Favoring the corporations over the people who foot all our bills?, Gimme a break. We need passion . we need people who are OUTRAGED. This is the result of people being passive. Enough is enouh . Stand up to these greedy criminals

  108. ICELAND IS KEY I AGREE  January 24, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    I wish to agree with emily very strongly about the Iceland movement.
    You may or may not believe me on this one point because when I heard this info on a radio show years ago.
    A famous archeologist and Biblical historian,E Raymond Capt mentioned on a Biblical Antiquities show that one day little Iceland would be the impetus of the collapse of the beast system.
    Just something at the time I heard but couldn’t conceive then.
    Anyway that aside Iceland has got the bankers backing off on the debt,just by questioning it and demanding less.
    And less…just go to along.We are seeing weakness there.
    Our fools media TV and the radio bufoons only report stories that THEY want to address such as the SCOTUS goofballs.
    I think that is a move of desperation.
    So…Iceland should be on EVERYONES lips.
    It is so easy to create a show of support for Iceland.All the government impersonators wear those lapel pins.
    Well for $2.50 you can get an Icelandic Flag one.
    You can get all sorts of things for your car,(flag sticker etc)or to dispaly anywhere.
    The ICELANDIC FLAG is the symbol of solidarity.
    The media is purposely not focusing on Iceland and if they were on our side it would be headlines every day.
    Once Icelandic flags are showing up EVERYWHERE and people ask questions why all the Icelandic flags the weasel news will have to get in on the act because ICELAND is doing only ONE thing and that is defying made up debts from a criminal protection racket.
    You can deal with the SCOTUS after Iceland cracks the stranglehold.
    If you have ever been in a headlock you know once you flip just the right way and they lose their grip a LITTLE you are on you way out of the headlock.
    If Iceland backs them off then the precedent is set.
    Iceland is the only nation SMALL enough to get ‘er done.
    In the Bible God uses the weak and foolish.
    Iceland being as small as it is makes it harder for advertising con men to confuse the people with the media as they do here.
    It is a country unto itself and in all the legislation I have seen for a global government EVERYBODY has to sign on to these devil’s contract.
    Iceland can crack it if we stand behind them.It’s as simple as displaying their flag and displaying your support to display that flag as a banner of solidarity.
    Stupid decisions are not only happening in the US.It’s everywhere and tiny Iceland is just the right size David at the right time to meet the Banking Goliath.
    [+-] <~ You can even use the Icelandic flag emoticon I just whipped up for chat rooms and online text postings !
    GO ICELAND WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU.
    Make ICELAND the buzz of the internet. Bzz bzzz bzzz

  109. Arthur J Caputo  January 24, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Now total disrespect for our constitution and democracy. They (the criminals in robes)Again spit in our faces. Remember the Scalia vote on the Bush election?Short of a TOTAL uprising and revolution by the people ,the scum will eventually cause our democracy to fall. There are many holes in it already. These criminals in robes were bought out to sell us out.Their judgement shows an arrogance that if not challenged will inprison us all.We are long on the road to a takeover of this country.Unless we revert to the 60’s mentality of riots and upheaval these scoundrels will continue their behavior. Enough is enough . Speak revolution.Scare the pants off these evil bastards.

  110. Dave  January 24, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Legal terms are not the same as dictionary definitions.

    American Law and Procedure, Vol 13, page 137, 1910: “This word `person’ and is here not a physical or individual person [man], BUT THE STATUS OR CONDITION WITH WHICH HE IS INVESTED….or physical person, but the status, condition or character borne by physical persons… The law of persons is the law of status or condition.”

    · TERM “PERSON”
    · PART 582—COMMERCIAL GARNISHMENT OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES’ PAY, 582.102 Definitions. (4) “Person” may include an individual, partnership, corporation, association, joint venture, private organization or other legal entity, and includes the plural of that term; person may include any of the entities that may issue legal process as set forth in § 582.102(3)(i)

    · 26 U.S.C. 7701 – Definitions – (a) When used in this title, where not otherwise distinctly expressed or manifestly incompatible with the intent thereof – (1) Person – The term ”person” shall be construed to mean and include an individual, a trust, estate, Partnership, association, company or corporation.

    · 26 U.S.C. 7343 – Definition of term ”person” The term ”person” as used in this chapter [Chapter 75] includes an officer or employee of a corporation, or a member or employee of a partnership, who as such officer, employee, or member is under a duty to perform the act in respect of which the violation occurs.

    · 16 U.S.C. 5502 (7) – The term ”person” means any individual (whether or not a citizen or national of the United States), any corporation, partnership, association, or other entity (whether or not organized or existing under the laws of any State), and any Federal, State, local, or foreign government or any entity of any such government.

    · U.C.C. – ARTICLE 1- GENERAL PROVISIONS – PART 2 1-201. General Definitions. (30) “Person” includes an individual or an organization (See Section 1-102). Also see: Black’s Law Dictionary, 4th Ed., p 1300- A county is a “PERSON” in a legal sense,

    · American Law and Procedure, Vol 13, page 137, 1910: “This word `person’ and is here not a physical or individual person, but the status or condition with which he is invested… not an individual or physical person, but the status, condition or character borne by physical persons… The law of persons is the law of status or condition.”

    TERM “OBLIGOR”

    · Obligor n. – a “promisor”. The “Person” who has engaged to perform some obligation. “Person” obligated under contract or bond. Black’s Law 5th Edition pg 971.

    · Promisor – one who makes a promise. Black’s Law 5th Edition pg 1092.
    · Title 26: Internal Revenue, 1.150-1 Definitions. (B) Definition of “obligor”. The “obligor” of an issue means the actual issuer of the issue, except that the obligor of the portion of an issue properly allocable to an investment in a purpose investment means the conduit borrower under that purpose investment. The obligor of an issue used to finance qualified mortgage loans, qualified student loans, or similar program investments (as defined in §1.148–1) does not include the ultimate recipient of the loan (e.g., the homeowner, the student).

    · FRCP Rule E. – Actions in Rem and Quasi in Rem: General Provisions

    (4) (c) Intangible Property. If intangible property is to be attached or arrested the marshal or other person or organization having the warrant shall execute the process by leaving with the garnishee or other “obligor” a copy of the complaint and process requiring the garnishee or other “obligor” to answer as provided in Rules B(3)(a) and C(6); or the marshal may accept for payment into the registry of the court the amount owed to the extent of the amount claimed by the plaintiff with interest and costs, in which event the garnishee or other obligor shall not be required to answer unless alias process shall be served.

    · USAM 4-3.400 Consummation of Compromise of Claims of the United States — Generally

    When a claim of the United States is compromised, the compromise should be effected and evidenced in the manner provided in USAM 4-3.300, et seq. No further evidence of settlement should be required, although a written settlement agreement between the debtor and the United States Attorney should be prepared. That agreement should be specifically limited to the immediate subject matter of the claim which was in fact compromised. In no case should a general release be issued to the debtor, since it is not possible to know whether the debtor owes debts to other agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service. If a compromise cannot be effected without the execution of a release, the release should be narrowly drawn, limited to the specific debt that is compromised, and should contain a specific reservation of the United States’ right to proceed against other “obligors”.

    · 46 USC Appendix Section 1271 (d) The term “obligor” shall mean any party primarily liable for payment of the principal of or interest on any obligation; (1) all amounts paid by or for the account of the “obligor” as of the date on which a determination is made under section 1279a(g)(1) of this Appendix; Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 92-507 substituted definition of “obligor” for definition of “mortgagee”.

  111. chris  January 24, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Question. What is the ruling and case number you are referring to?

    I’d like to look into this and such a ranting tirade (which I agree with) does nothing to empower me to do my own thinking and reasoning if links are not provided to the case in point. I’m thinking this happened back in 1886 or something when supreme court ruled as you say. Did they do it again?

  112. al rotundo  January 24, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    no trial, just hang them.

  113. Joan  January 24, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    IT’S TIME TO WIPE OUT THE SUPREME COURT AND REWRITE IT THE WAY IT BENEFITS AMERICA ONLY.

    THERE IS NO OTHER WAY.

    WHO IS GOING TO GET THE BALL ROLLING????????? SPREAD THIS ACROSS THE U.S.

  114. Soap Box  January 24, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    The DOJ’s dead. It probably died years ago.
    Now it’s a stinking rotton dead hog. Flush it down the drain.
    There is only one final option left.

  115. ChewyBees  January 24, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    I read many times in these comments accusations that Americans are lazy, naive and are getting what they deserve. Initially I am angry when I read these types of accusations because I hate being identified with that. But you know what, it’s 100% true. If I gathered all the people I know together, and spoke to them passionately, citing fact and evidence, about the state of the union, 98% of them would walk out shaking their heads and calling me crazy.

    We are the most brainwashed people in the history of the planet. We refuse to believe anything is wrong or bad unless it is on TV or in the newspaper. These are the only credible source of any information for almost all America. Anything else is a lunatics conspiracy theory.

    Our politicians are to be treated as gods, just as our entertainers are. We worship these people as gods on Olympus, dying for a chance to receive their influence in speech, music or movie. We trust them without question to handle our lives, determine our finances and set the stage for our security.

    We attend our churches and pay homage to the very executioners of the man we call god. We worship death to relieve guilt for our sins, and hide from the message given in life. We wait with confidence that we will soon be raptured away to the sky where we will be given our wings and our place with the omnipotent.

    The reality is we Americans daily manifest the disaster that is unfolding before us. Debt is our means to instant gratification, and death is a necessary measure to keep our debt limit alive. We don’t want to know the truth, because addressing it might mean we have to do something about it. So we keep tuning in to channel 6 and wait for deliverance.

  116. Utreadnotonme  January 24, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Fantastic article with one ‘minor’ error. The vast majority of Corporations operating in the US are not owned by Russia, China etc. They are owned by the same families who own Europe – almost entirely Jewish. Follow the money, my friend.

    Shalom

  117. Judgment Lady  January 24, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Where do I sign the Petition. By heavens this is the best since I signed “not in our names” for Bush war.

    Once in a while they leave themselves wide open and it gives us a chance

  118. Terrence  January 24, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    It is obvious that you and many of the people commenting haven’t a clue about the First Amendment. Above all else it protects political speech. The five judges do not look at the Constitution as a “living and breathing” document, but one that is a compact between the federal government and the American people.

    The five judges interpreted the Constitution correctly. They overturned a century of purposeful misinterpretation. Most of the people have been so propagandized by institutional fascist/socialism since 1906 that they may as well believe in the Orwellian “war is peace” and “love is hate” Big Brother bromides of “newspeak.”

    The Founders never intended for a class of people to be prohibited from the exercise of free political speech. That is why they added the First Amendment (among the others that comprise the Bill of Rights). They wanted to underscore the rights of the people and attempted to forestall the heavy hand of government intruding and subverting all the rights that are implicit in the entire body of the document.

    These five judges understand that a corporation is nothing but individuals and because they have created and work within a legal structure termed a “corporation” does NOT exclude them from the protections of the First Amendment and free political speech. A corporation can be as small as just several people. They are not all Fortune 1000 companies.

    This decision falls right in line with the principles and philosophy of our Founders’ vision for America and is the equivalent of the court’s decision regarding the Second Amendment last year.

  119. Stewart  January 24, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    As an American, I am miffed by much of foreign criticism. Yes, our society has become largely comfortable and, therefore, politically complacent. Perhaps in our hearts we know the degree to which our current life style has been molded by the interests of big business, corporations and their financiers. Our homes, our cars, our shopping plazas, our news, our entertainment, our myths, these have emerged over only a few decades. The generational span of 30-35 years precludes all but the brightest of gaining perspective. Corporate profits earned in creating modernity and restructuring the human condition (including its benefits) are enormous. Unfortunately the changes involved seem irreversible. Try to remedy them in your own homeland before taking another swipe at us. People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.

  120. Chris  January 24, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    This is a well written and truthful article. My brother and I are both veterans, and we were proud to be in the Marine Corps. It bothers me to know that many of my friends and their sons have died to protect banks and corporations. Smedley Butler, one of the most decorated Marines of all time, wrote a brilliant piece called “War Is A Racket”, spelling out the real reasons our men fight and die. This article is in thar spirit. We really need a new American Revolution of real patriots to restore America to its true greatness and rid it of the scum that are taking us into the sewer.

  121. 60s Radical  January 24, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Gordon – you make many excellent points.

    Two questions –

    Who will issue the warrants?

    Who will serve them?

  122. rk  January 24, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    We hear a lot about “supporting our troops”. But that doesn’t just mean buying and displaying a magnet on your car. We here at home have a duty to make sure that our troops come home to America – Land Of The Free. The Supreme Court has failed to stop the intrusion of the religion of Puritanism (drug-free America) from being imposed on we the people and throughout the world. Shame! The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper – a substance arbitrarily banned in the fervor of the unconstitutional war on drugs. So much harm has been caused by these neo-Puritans enabled by the Supreme Court. We are in an era where the Government can apparently do no wrong ~ and the people can do no right. We are dangerously close to tyranny as America moves ever closer to a Police State. This is not in spite of the Supreme Court rather it is BECAUSE of the Supreme Court!

    Now we have a vote, electronically calculated often with no paper trail that appears to be designed to circumvent the true will and vote of the people by some unseen hand. These elitists don’t trust we-the-people. Now 5 justices are allowing the undue influence of corporations by enabling the buying of our Republic piece by piece bit by bit. Shame! Impeach them.

  123. John Carten  January 24, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    As a Canadian, all I can tell you is that Canada had endured far worse from its politically appointed judiciary that anything your country has endured.

    The crimes of Canada’s judiciary are now exposed in the WaterWarCrimes files

    The WaterWarCrimes are the the crimes carried out by political, legal, judicial and business insiders, in Canada, who attempted to swindle control of a bulk water export monopoly over the export of fresh water from Canada to the United States and Mexico, the subsequent viscious personal attack on British Columbia lawyer, John Frederick Carten, by the Governments of Canada and British Columbia because he was embarked on a course that would expose these crimes and the criminals to the light of day, and the dispicable attack upon his friend and colleague, Karen Audrey Gibbs, who was seen to be an ally of Mr. Carten.

    In their continuing fight for justice by Mr. Carten and Ms. Gibbs who have turned the tables on their enemies, launched an unprecedented lawsuit in Canada’s Federal Court, publicized the crimes by the insiders, and who are systematically destroying their enemies in their fight for justice.

    Eight crooked judges who found against them were exposed and suddenly died. Three Chief Justices who manipulated the system against them were exposed and resigned. Politicians who abused their positions of power were exposed and suddenly dropped dead.

    A remnant of the crooked political, judicial and legal insiders within the Governnments of Canada and British Columbia and some of Canada’s most powerful law firms are desparately trying to stop the lawsuit from moving forward because their careers, their professional reputations and, possibly, their lives are at risk.

    This is a huge story that has been suppressed and mis-represented by the Canadian media and it continues to influence Canadian politics to this day.

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    http://waterwarcrimes.blogspot.com

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  124. Joedakota  January 24, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    What am I missing, are you saying that if a corporation builds a multi-million dollar plant in America, hires thousands of workers, pays state and local taxes, collects millions in social security, Medicare and payroll taxes and turns it over to the government every year they should have no say so in the political process. Maybe if the corporations had more political clout, so many would have not deserted America and moved off shore.
    All my jobs have been with corporations, as a middle manager, corporate insurance plans have paid for the birth of my children, and medical bills as they grew up. I am now retired and receive a modest pension, but have great health insurance thanks to the corporation for which I worked.
    Corporations are now told who they can hire, what they must pay, and covered up with
    literally thousands of regulations. I was in purchasing and If somehow, something I purchased was defective and even though I had no knowledge of the defect and no intent of negligence I could have still gotten in trouble with the Federal Regulators.
    I don’t like the idea for the possibility of foreign influences affecting American policy but they are already doing that under the guise of the UN. If we go along with the UN small arms treaty, every American could lose the right of firearm ownership.
    Have we not already sold the sold the country to the Chinese when we went to them hat in hand asking them to buy treasury bonds. Should a country that we owe a trillion dollars to have no interest in American policy.
    So now anybody with the money can buy air time up until the last minute of the election promoting an agenda or a candidate. Also a candidates voting record can be publicized up until the last minute.
    You can’t have it both ways we are either a free country or not.
    If a company broadcast lies and spreads false hoods they should be prosecuted for slander and libel. But if the truth is known we will all be better off. Me thinks the liberals protest to much.
    Through out the year we see commercials from natural gas companies, electric companies, oil and gas companies, only now they can say because because of such and such bill voted by so and so you are going to see you expenses go up by this much money, what is so bad about that.

  125. Tomy  January 24, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    This is what happens when a country become decadent and cowardly to the point they would prefer the government think for the citizens so they would not have to take the trouble.You did not question the events on 911.You did not ask why WTC 7 collapsed into its own foundations.You no longer have the virtue of morality.

  126. Micheal  January 24, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    You all “talk the talk”, but you’ll will never walk the walk. That’s why we are Fascists States of America. Down to the “Minute of Hate” on an imaginary evil. (Bin Ladin)

    Yes, we no longer rule our lands. Foreign corporations do that for us now and there is nothing you are willing to do about it.

    You need is a sheriff to arrest them for being an enemy of the state. Easy? Just try it and see what happens. The Corporations will vote against you and say, You’re the enemy not them.

    We are in a world of #### my friends…

    And you thought Obama was bad? This is how wealthy old white people decided to take back America. They just bought it with credit from China.

  127. emily  January 24, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    You may like to support a small people, the people of Iceland who are standing and fighting against the NWO and international banksters.
    They are being forced, as taxpayers, into accepting a debt which will stifle and ruin them for a generation.
    A debt owed by the banks not the Icelandic people themselves.
    Which people will the international fraudsters pick on next?
    It could be yours.

    http://www.savethepeopleoficeland.com/

  128. spktruth  January 24, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Its is false to state our founding fathers set up the US as a corporate state. There were NO corporations at that time. Delaware was the First State to sign, and they set Delaware up to be the Corporation State. Why do think the majority of corporations incorporate in Delaware? It was and always has been since Delaware created their Constitution to be the money laundering state. Corporations who incorporate in Delaware do not have to reveal who they are, where they money came from or where it went. If you read Delaware’s Consitution you will see this is correct. Delaware’s consitution was written and developed by some of the most vile, greedy, corporate monsters in the country at that time. Delaware’s citizens do not enjoy the same rights as other states. Delaware was the last state to get rid of slavery!

  129. none  January 24, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    “think of Theordore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower and John Kennedy”

    Besides John Kennedy (He probably would have ended up like his brother Ted anyway), all those guys are arseholes. Harry Trueman gave Israel to the jews setting us up for all the middle eastern wars we have today, Roosevelt got the States into WW2 and setup the beginning of welfare and big government, Woodrow Wilson signed into law a Central Bank…….I could go on but why bother, the author of this article doesn’t know what he is talking about, he has NO IDEA!

    If you want to get educated goto http://www.iamthewitness.com

  130. Marlboro Man  January 24, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Where is Gen. Smeddly Butler when you need him???

  131. Patriotic Sam  January 24, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    We are being consumed from within while our fighting men and women are kept busy on foreign battle fields fighting ghosts. (where is Osama?). We know our own criminals and we allow them to continue to loot our parents’ hard earned savings and our own children’s future. Politicians have created most of the brokenness in the system by selling the system to the highest bidder. I don’t blame the criminals for trying to bribe the system. I blame those who take the bribes while claiming to be working for the “good of the people”.

    The government is not under the control of the people and people are awakening to it now. Wonder how long before troops on the streets of Amerikka will be needed to keep public order when the plebs begin to rise up?

  132. Little Paul  January 24, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    The fact that corporations are treated as people is NOTHING NEW! That has been law for decades. What is fascinating is that the court finds protection using the constitution. The constitution? You mean the same document scotus ignored when they ruled that local government can take away your prime land to redevelop it for private gain and more tax money???? Or how about the court that takes away human life with abortion “rights” fabricated out of whole cloth? Or the court that allows police powers to extend way beyond their “constitutional” boundaries. Yes, sure corporations are out of control in their influence over our government. So are alot of other special interests. Nullify the ability to buy our lawmakers by term limiting every single elected official and you might change something. Also require that no bureacrat be allowed to serve more than 5 years in administration and you will slow the problem of our trek into Marxism by stealth.

    Veterans keep losing their lives while being told it’s for a noble purpose. Killing innocents on foreign soil while allowing corrupt stealth criminals to hijack our economic system and steal it all from within has become the distortion that is as Lincoln once opinined, the enemy that will overtake us from within. While our fighting men are kept busy overseas, the real criminals are dismanteling our America and rebuilding it as just another socialist state on the way to communism. Lenin said that if capitalists resist communism, we will see a phase of fascism. If they embrace socialism, it will be the final step to communism. It sure looks like we have fascism now doesn’t it? The definition economically is the combine of big business and big government to the exclusion of small business and the people. That is why corporations are getting this nod to keep doing what they are doing best. Being criminals and bribers of the political system.

    I respect and admire people who are fighters for what is right. The lower level officers in our military are among them. But our top generals have joined the political elite to destroy us, and that is why so many are members of their elite club known as the CFR. We must stop for a moment and review what we are told by the powers that be to see if it is really right. I advocate a return to the extremely limited constitutional powers for the federal government and the stoppage of social give aways. Read about your history folks, and you’ll see most of the governmental spending is not allowed under the constitution. See what Ron Paul is talking about with regards to the federal reserve criminal banks (privately owned). Our military is for our protection, not world or un police work. And nothing in our constitution says we are to “propagate” or spread democracy or anything else around the world. To think we have a right to do so or obligation is beyond the constitution, written by men who said to avoid any entangling with other countries. Has our democracy building helped us? Or has it become imperialism, which Lenin identified as a hallmark of facism.

    We right now have the best country in the world, but soon we will have the same system as every third rate socialist country in the world, including merry old England. Give away the public treasury to ensure noone but a few elites have a good life, and reduce the rest to serfdom. Elites, and peons. That is the system that is coming. Read Hayek, “Road to Serfdom”.

    This is bigger than what the court did with giving a nod to more corporate power. It bodes of the end of what once was the envy of the world. A system of freedom and limited government overreach.

    The system that is coming is ugly, and has failed in Europe. It is being exported from there to here. Hegel, Kant, Marx, Lenin, et. al. are being taught in our schools. No one really understands what communism means, and why it doesn’t work. It removes God from public and private life and replaces Him with government. It is soul-less, and it stems from sociopathic thinking. Read Brzezniski in his 1968 book about elite control called “Between two Ages”. He spells out the need to use mind control to manipulate the poopulations in these days. If you don’t think its happening you are already lost.

    Treasonous judges? HA HA…and criminal bankers, and elite sellout politicians, and and and…the list goes on. We lack the fighting spirit to throw out every single incumbent. Every time. We lack the moral authority to stop them because we can’t even in our churchs foment an overthrow of the legalized killing of innocent life. It is in the end a battle of morals and right now this country is adrift in what has been called political ponorology. The genesis of sociopathic evil and a soul-less promotion of self. This nation has become a nation of hedonists. It will fall for lack of morals and lack of the real God. (We have many false ones doubt it not).

  133. Jay Ghosh  January 24, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Me, and all of my friends (which includes highly educated people having MS and PhDs) are totally with you. These supreme court justices are spreading injustice, and thus weakening this once great country. Let’s start a movement against them. Let’s call for a term limitation of 4 years . God bless for speaking out to save America, and please keep fighting.

  134. Richard  January 24, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Sir- only people should be allowed to contribute to campaigns. To do otherwise is corruption. bye Richard. ps- have congress pass a law that corporations are not people @ cannot rig an election with a crooked politition who onle supports that paying corporation. bye.

  135. paul  January 24, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    The Turner Diaries may come true afterall.

  136. m  January 24, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    There is no WE.

    There is no DO.

    There are only lazy, fat, cowardly Americans who have been purposely dumbed-down and drugged-up to allow all this.

    Besides complain, what have any of us done?

    Not much.

  137. Big Red  January 24, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    The international perception of most Americans is right on for about 95%,cowards !and bullies.

  138. Rob  January 24, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Gordon appears to be a little off point, although much of what is said is true. 1871 organic act which is an agency of the USA, chartered for the purpose of the business needs for USA, and this agency is known as US. Corp, a private entity. From 1871-1914 the body of the Government (USA) wore two hats so to speak, one for USA and the other for US. Corp. Look this up for yourselves, we can’t learn anything from second hand sources! That being said, we the people no longer have any original jurisdictional government, and so we need to stop blaming our government for acts of treason it could not possibly commit right? What we do have is an private agency US Corp. which is foreign controlled and Obama is the CEO only, and that office has no relation to the office of the President of the United States of America. USC can and does choose who they want in the supreme court and so on. The key is to understand the law so we don’t unwittingly give away our sovereignty through contracts written or implied. SSA. Trust?

  139. Bill  January 24, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    All of the Supreme Court Justices should be arrested for treason by not hearing the cases against Obama not being eligible to be President.

  140. NWOwatch  January 24, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    The founding fathers ‘set up’ the current ‘corporate’ situation. The constitution was essential to this plot. Anything starting with ‘con’ IS a con. You Americans need to grow up and stop dreaming of past fictional glories and past fictional heroes. We need NO bits of paper to state anything, it’s your heart that matters and pretty well all arguments that are against this idea come from the programmed fear based perspectives. Law is literal nonsense and fraud. The entire judiciary are fraudsters and conmen. The economy is fraud. All democracy (rule by idiocracy) is fraud. All politics is fraud. capitalism is fraud. All these ‘ism’s’ are fraud. The people involved are phony shams of human beings. The Police are a private political army. The armed forces of the UK aren’t the people’s army, but the Queen’s. These people are operating a crminal murdering extortion racket. That’s it. for god’s sake, as well as your own, stop clinging to their nonsense about Governments, which always fail, establishment and society. We are going to be free, and that means nobody tells you or me who we are, what to do and where we live and in return we agree to have personal responsibility. Get your head out your dramatasised historical asses. It was ALL a setup!

  141. Bill Ross  January 24, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    The “rule of law” has fallen, bait and switched by “rule of biased, parochial man”, destroyer of civilizations.

    Legality is not determined by opinions or words of “experts” claiming expertise in complex and fraudulent word games. Legality is keeping the peace, or making sure that none are predator or prey. Criminals are those who initiate harm. Period.

    The legal “profession” have rationalized themselves into the position that “criminal is those who disagree with us”, part of the fake “obey or else” paradigm of our “masters” which is imploding.

    The “rule of law” is a precisely defined law. It is the highest law of mankind, stated below:

    “the suppression of forceful and fraudulent methods of goal seeking”

    “all are treated equally by the law”. This means ALL, including king and judges

    “absolute property rights”

    This in turn is based on the fact that human behavior (the topic of law) is about goal seeking. In the seeking of any goal, there are only three possible methods: force, fraud and honest trade. Any transaction that is not an honest, mutually agreed trade will cause a self-defensive response (conflict) from the victim whose survival has been affected.

    “The Rule of Law” is the glue that keeps all of mankind acting together in common interest, tied together by mutual dependence of trade, on an evolutionary path to excellence. Force and fraud creates conflict and destroys civilizations. Mankind is now on a devolutionary path to extinction because the co-operation once forced by “the rule of law” has been replaced by legitimizing force and fraud for those who incorrectly believe they wield power.

    Rule of Law, Defined:
    http://www.nazisociopaths.org/modules/article/view.article.php/c1/34

    Darwin PROVED: Survival EQUALS ability to adapt to environment EQUALS ability to choose correctly EQUALS freedom:
    http://www.nazisociopaths.org/modules/article/view.article.php/36

    Mathematics of Rule (explains current economic stall):
    http://www.nazisociopaths.org/modules/article/view.article.php/c1/32

    How to THINK and solve problems:
    http://www.nazisociopaths.org/modules/article/view.article.php/c1/33

    Justice Defined: We are all free to profit or suffer and learn (adapt to excellence) by facing the consequences of our OWN choices. Injustice is to be forced to suffer the consequences of choices of unaccountable (irresponsible) others..

    “The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern. The law of liberty tends to abolish the reign of race over race, of faith over faith, of class over class.” ~ Lord Acton

    Hope some are thinking: “… from ALL enemies, foreign or domestic”

  142. emily  January 24, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Come on then, march on Washington and hang them high.
    Or is the international perception of the average American correct?
    Full of hot air and bullying the weak at the point of a gun. Big mouths, no do.
    Anyone with an ounce of nous looking on could see how corrupt your SCOTUS was – having refused to even ascertain if you have a ‘legal’ president.
    When they ruled that an elector had no rights to challenge the legality of his President the writing was on the wall. That a citizen had no ‘status’.
    You didn’t even bat an eyelid at this judicial disdain for your electoral system or the Constitutional questions Barry Soetoro posed.
    Now you complain.
    When you get off your fat backsides and actually do a thing about it pigs will fly.
    You have the fascist government you deserve.
    Unfortunately much of the rest of the planet has to suffer and die as a result.

  143. Tom Degan  January 24, 2010 at 11:19 am

    By the way….

    Gordon Duff, I like the cut of your jib!

  144. Tom Degan  January 24, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Are corporations really persons?

    Do corporations think?

    Do corporations grieve when a loved one dies as a result of a lack of adequate health care?

    If a corporation ever committed an unspeakable crime against the American people, could IT be sent to federal prison? (Note the operative word here: “It”)

    Has a corporation ever given its life for its country?

    Has a corporation ever been killed in an accident as the result of a design flaw in the automobile it was driving?

    Has a corporation ever written a novel that inspired millions?

    Has a corporation ever risked its life by climbing a ladder to save a child from a burning house?

    Has a corporation ever won an Oscar? Or an Emmy? Or the Nobel Peace Prize? Or the Pulitzer Prize in Biography?

    Has a corporation ever been shot and killed by someone who was using an illegal and unregistered gun?

    Has a corporation ever paused to reflect upon the simple beauty of an autumn sunset or a brilliant winter moon rising on the horizon?

    If a tree falls in the forest, does it make a noise if there are no corporations there to hear it?

    Should corporations kiss on the first date?

    Our lives – yours and mine – have more worth than any goddamned corporation. To say that the Supreme Court made a awful decision on Thursday is an understatement. Not only is it an obscene ruling – it’s an insult to our humanity.

    http://www.tomdegan.blogspot.com

    Tom Degan
    Goshen, NY

  145. LMAO  January 24, 2010 at 11:08 am

    You’re all as dumb as a box of rocks. Tell me, when people like William Cooper were all warning you about this corporate takeover, and you all smeared him and called him a “kook” and a “nutcase” and dismissed his warnings, well, how do you all feel now?

    When people were telling you the 911 and Antrax attacks were false flag ops and you all smeared them and called them “kooks” and “nutcases” and dismissed them, how do you feel now?

    Lost your country? Good, you’re getting exactly what you deserve. Now, “kook” get the hell in line and STFU complaining. You’re a day late and a dollar short.

    I got a little news tid bit for all you you. This country was given to Plutocrats in 1913, and now that the corporations that have grown up around their central bank have been given the “green light” to control the legislature, I spit in all of your faces for being the greatest slaves ever known to humanity. Now you WILL crouch down and lick their boots. May your chains set lightly upon you and God forget you were our countrymen.

  146. MFSkinner  January 24, 2010 at 10:35 am

    What people fail to realize is that in order to have these traitors arrested it is the people who must do it. No agency state or federal is ever going to carry out the arrest. The people in their rightful role as the sovereigns of this country have to make the arrest and if the legal system will not prosecute they must make it happen another way.

    In other words this is our country and it is up to us to do something about the absolute corruption and fraud that has taken over not just our government but the entire country.

    Or you can wait a very short while longer and just be a slave in the absolute sense.

  147. Jazzbo  January 24, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Barrry Sotero= The Millie Vanilli and the Stooperficial Supremes ! This ruling is hilarious ! Do they really think they can get away with it? Only if you think they can.I’m a corporation too !

  148. Lets all incorporate !  January 24, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Well then spend 75 dollars and incorporate ourselves and get some rights !!!!
    I’m serious.
    These people are jackasses. I think the government is amazed we buy all the crap they make up !
    Read Saul Alinsky Rules dor Radicals and learn what they think theyare doing.
    One of his rules is”It’s not how much power you have…It’s how much power they think you have”
    Barry Soetero the man the television says is the real pResident with a cool stage name to boot is a master of Rules For Radicals and even taught techniques as a commie unity organizer.
    That stuff really works good !
    But it doesn’t work so well when your opponent knows tthe play book.
    Get Rules for Radicals(Hillary was a fan of Alinsky),and see what they think they are going to do to you.
    Property Rights people like at the Paragon Foundation found out a lot of the land grabs were stopped dead in their tracks by asking for _written authority_
    from the Govt impersonators.
    They tried to send an agent over to talk,but the land grabbee’s just said to send them certified letters outlining under what authority they were grabbing their land IN WRITING.
    The Government Impersonator land grabbers dried up and blew away and stole someone elses land who didn’t know they are 90% bluff.
    Resist the devil and he will flee from you?
    Saul Alinsky’s first printing had the Rules For Radicals dedicated to Lucifer BTW.
    Walter Burien is releasing the CAFR documentary (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report)and that will be quite a shke up for the bluffsters in DC.
    Remember a corporation is a legal fiction and no more.
    If you answer these fools according to their folly they will become wise in their own eye.
    So everyone everywhere incorporate and the jackasses ruling just gave us our rights back ! LOL

  149. Lets all incorporate !  January 24, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Well then spend 75 dollars and incorporate ourselves and get some rights !!!!
    I’m serious.
    These people are jackasses. I think the government is amazed we buy all the crap they make up !
    Read Saul Alinsky Rules dor Radicals and learn what they think theyare doing.
    One of his rules is”It’s not how much power you have…It’s how much power they think you have”
    Barry Soetero the man the television says is the real pResident with a cool stage name to boot is a master of Rules For Radicals and even taught techniques as a commie unity organizer.
    That stuff really works good !
    But it doesn’t work so well when your opponent knows tthe play book.
    Get Rules for Radicals(Hillary was a fan of Alinsky),and see what they think they are going to do to you.
    Property Rights people like at the Paragon Foundation found out a lot of the land grabs were stopped dead in their tracks by asking for _written authority_
    from the Govt impersonators.
    They tried to send an agent over to talk,but the land grabbee’s just said to send them certified letters outlining under what authority they were grabbing their land IN WRITING.
    The Government Impersonator land grabbers dried up and blew away and stole someone elses land who didn’t know they are 90% bluff.
    Resist the devil and he will flee from you?
    Saul Alinsky’s first printing had the Rules For Radicals dedicated to Lucifer BTW.
    Walter Burien is releasing the CAFR documentary (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report)and that will be quite a shke up for the bluffsters in DC.
    Remember a corporation is a legal fiction and no more.
    If you answer these fools according to their folly they will becomme wise in their own eye.
    So everyone everywhere incorporate and the jackasses ruling just gave us our rights back ! LOL

  150. MonthlyMarch  January 24, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Let’s start a monthly march in every city in this Country, to peacefully protest loss of freedoms being perpetrated! It may start out in small groups but grow exponentially as it seems every month things get worse.

  151. dan  January 24, 2010 at 8:32 am

    || The nature of judging a vast and diverse people demands a more random method of selecting our judges. I say we must draft those who will serve us in much the same way that we draft juries. We would not select juries to sit for life. We would not select juries from those who run to the courthouse waving their placards, crying to be put on a case. || from “Give Me Liberty” by Gerry Spence, p. 325

    http://gerryspence.com/index2.html

  152. chuck  January 24, 2010 at 7:49 am

    Just shut up and buy chinese. Or join the military and help secure resources from weaker people.

  153. Hippie Mike  January 24, 2010 at 6:56 am

    As an old hippie and member of the left, I usually expect to differ with conservatives. But Gordon Duff is absolutely right here – this is a matter beyond left or right. Our country is in grave danger, and only if all of us on all sides unite can we save our country! Even then, it will take everything we’ve got. We must all be committed together to win this fight.

  154. quidfecisti  January 24, 2010 at 6:29 am

    You know what else is a corporation? MedBillz, the owners of Veteranstoday.com. I guess the government can just shut down the website tomorrow if they want to, right? I mean, it’s just a corporation. It’s not like there are any people involved, is it?

  155. Truth  January 24, 2010 at 6:17 am

    The time for talk is over.
    We are running out of time.
    This decision by the Supreme Court is going to destroy us.
    There is no doubt about that.

    The Republicans are celebrating this decision.
    So it is obvious that the GOP is the party to dismantle and destroy.
    Enough is enough. Revolution Now.
    It will be too late very soon.
    Now or never.

  156. John Doe  January 24, 2010 at 3:53 am

    What is the full citation to the case being discussed?

  157. PA  January 24, 2010 at 2:48 am

    Right. Go with that.

  158. chad  January 24, 2010 at 2:01 am

    the problem with everything is that people don’t understand the concept of “self-government”. the federal govt is only supposed to have authority over its lands – basically, borders and federal lands. so their actions shouldn’t have much relevance to ordinary people. state govt is supposed to have authority over its lands, and private people have authority on their lands. but everyone is allowing everything to interfere in the business (lands) of others, and to claim authority where they do not have it. as far as this article is concerned, it’s pointless, because all states are defacto states, and all courts are defacto courts. the problems run much deeper than some stupid decision. the problem is the Civil War, and everything that followed since. if you want real dejure govt back, we need to rewind the clock to 1859.

    btw, “We the People” should read “We the states”, because it is not a contract between the people of the USA, it is a contract between the states, and has nothing to do with the people of the dejure states. it only has effect because you all claim to be “US/federal citizens/subjects”.

  159. Wop  January 24, 2010 at 1:38 am

    Speaking of “Mind” Would you mind naming Names? Your “Kill em all including the messenger” mantra solves Nothing. No Credible references are available here, as usual. Rant if you must, (i do) here, try this: Google Up: netmagic.net “Context: 1995 House Republicans under Gingrich” hand crafted a number of laws to “Facilitate Waste Fraud & Abuse of the Us health Care System…” HR.2389 of 10/21’95 & “So called Safeguarding Medicare Integrity Act of 1995.” Both Acts helped Medicare providers engage in Fraud & Bribery, by Courts “Looking the other way,” & Not Prosecuting them! USA! USA! USA! (Now That’s freedom you can drive to the Over Seas Banks!) It’s ok, it’s only at the expense of the elderly, the sick, & the poor! Also see the Republicans HR.2491, the so called “7 year balanced budget act.” It Slashed funding to Medicare & Medicade. R-Rep. John Kasich introduced H.R.2491 on 10/17’95. then see Dems. Sen. version: S1357, Several official letters were written opposing the Fraudulent Activities of HR.2491 against Health Care Patients. See the Crony Party affiliations. These Bills were Vetoed by Pres. Bill Clinton, saving $100 Billion per year via. Kick Backs on just this article. The Political Pattern is clear. Re enter 5 Crony Judges…

  160. Gordon Duff  January 24, 2010 at 1:37 am

    Interesting conjecture but poorly expressed. You have strange ideas. I am supporting the Constitution which does not support giving votes to foreign money. We are simply dealing with foreign occupation, serfdom.

    Some love the idea, a form of psychsexual humiliation that comes easy to those in love with submission and totalitarianism.
    g

  161. Gordon Duff  January 24, 2010 at 1:34 am

    The country I fought for and the constitution I swore allegiance to had no mention of corporations whatsoever. The term “corporate personhood” is a misnomer describing limited areas of law wherein an artificial entity can act as though an individual, however these areas are not specificified in the constiution in any way.

    For a corporation to be under American law as a “person” then, simply registry in a state would be inadequate but rather all “persons” represented as part of that entity would have to prove, not only citizenship but full civil rights, thus no owner could be a convicted felon.

    When you find a state whose corporate laws require directors and stockholders, including stocks held by pension funds, banks, hedge and mutual funds, able to prove 100% participation by US citizens only, then the Supreme Court is free to address the issue. Otherwise, it is not a constitutional issue at all.

    Go back to law school.
    g

  162. Paleo  January 24, 2010 at 1:27 am

    Amazing how many people hate the Constitution and love totalitarian governmenmt.
    The SCOTUS overturned a law restricting the most basic freedom and liberty(speech) and Gordon and his ilk want to defer to Obama and the US Congress?

  163. John Reid  January 24, 2010 at 1:24 am

    The country I fought for is a country of laws. There is a whole body of law that gives corporations and organizations like unions the same constitutional rights as individual persons because the these entities are composed of individuals acting in concert. The only way to change this legally is to amend the constitution specifically to abolish “corporate personhood”. That is the only possible solution to a real problem. The public needs to be educated about what “corporate personhood” is and how it affects us all. Talk about arresting Supreme Court Justices whose legal decisions you don’t agree with is just uninformed blather.

  164. Wop  January 23, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Who installed these 5 Judges? Who did these 5 Judges Install as president, impeding a fair investigation of an election? What shape Was our Country in, prior to the installation of a president by same Judges? How was Our Economy? Our Deficit, Our Surplus, Our Mid East Relationships, Our Oil prices, Our Housing market, Our Jobs Market, & Our Infrastructure? Prior to the Installation of said 5 Judges that Installed a Failed President, we had fought 2 Wars, No American Lives were taken. Now, re enter 5 Installed judges, who’s republiKKKlan supporters fought tooth & nail to Install. Today, we have Crap for a CONstitution, Lessened Rights, Less Jobs, Less Pay, an abysmal Economy, Treasoners freed from Prison during a time of War, War Profiteers, & Failed Bank owners Filthy Rich, off of Our now Under paid, over taxed, devalued Dollar. Yet here in this blog, we have praise & forgiveness for the past, & Bashing of the President Elect that was handed the task of reviving the Disaster of a Failed Administration, & his 5 Crony Judges. How dare you speak?

  165. Gordon Duff  January 23, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Albert,

    The decision was to give money/capital status above citizenship without responsibility, only power, nothing really about corporations.

  166. B.gates  January 23, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    They cant vote. Blame who you want but it is the voters fault.
    Dont vote for corporate supported candidates you fools.

  167. Albert Gibson  January 23, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Funny thing how it’s OK that *SOME* corporations (media conglomerates) can have free speech rights in the weeks prior to an election, but not other for-profits, non-profits, unions, chartered groups, etc. You fascists really do hate the First Amendment. Why not move to a country you’d be more happy in, like Cuba, Iran, Zimbabwe, or Venezuela?

  168. Gordon Duff  January 23, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    “free” athens was a slave driven culture. corporations, in the last 10 years have become almost entirely, not only multi-national but dominated by financial groups that didn’t have American banking

    Russia, China tops…well under that…the middle east

    g

  169. Gordon Duff  January 23, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Find a mention of corporations in the consitution?
    Check in our miltary, find a corporation serving our country?
    Ever see a corporation taking a test for citizenship?

    not thinking.

    g

  170. texbilld  January 23, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    I find it interesting that the first time the supreme court gives a ruling on free speech,that folks want them tarred and feathered.This First Amendment under the Bill of Rights says this :

    The First Amendment to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights. The amendment prohibits the Congress from making laws “respecting an establishment of religion”, impeding the free exercise of religion, infringing on the freedom of speech and infringing on the freedom of the press. In the 20th century, the Supreme Court held that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment applies the First Amendment to each state, including any local government.

    O.K.Now folks,What’s it gonna be ? Do we want to follow what the Constitution says or would we rather rewrite the First Amendment to our own liking or do we wish to follow what the Constitution says.It doesn’t look to me as if it needs to be defined,it says what it says.In fact it is so crystal clear to me if I were a justice,I would have simply stated,You don’t need a ruling from us as this ruling was laid down some 230 years ago for everyone to read.

  171. oliver marti  January 23, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Treason is a EXECUTABLE offense.

  172. seaweaver  January 23, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Something missing from the essay…while filled w/ emotion and chocked full of villainous imagery….there is no rendering of the failures in the decision…from the stand point of Law.
    Perhaps a short romance novel is in order.
    cw

  173. PDC  January 23, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Great article. The only thing I dislike is how often it calls our government a democracy. There is no such thing as a “democractic” government, or a government that you could call strictly a democracy. America was designed to be a constitutional republic. And in the who the hell can tell span of time, it could have gone as far back as Lincoln, our government has left the reigns of the constitution and the people, and turned into a corporate democracy, where essentially only corporations have say.

    Our government became such not only as fault of the corporations, but the people as well. No one heeded the words of our founding fathers, or at least very few did. And when the corporations have had a reign over all major communication platforms, from written, to radio, to televised and film, they had control over the country. Because they held the way for politicians to reach the masses all over, and as such the corrupted the politicians to caving in and giving them more and more control. Lobbyists ensued, and corporations only grew, and grew. And they gained the rights of individuals, expanding upon geopolitical borders and into multinational corporations.

    And now they have near total control. They manipulate a majority of our governments and the UN, our economies, and the very information we are allowed to know.

    The founding fathers knew of the troubles of corporations, because our revolution was in part due to them. Yes, we were pissed at the king. But the king, or past king or the one before him, I can’t quite remember, but gave control of London, and essentially with that the English Empire, to corporations that existed in London at the time. That was the reason for the revolution, because of all the colonies the Americas were easily the most educated and business savvy. They started the revolution to obtain sovereignty over themselves and to loosen the controls of corporations from around our necks.

    But this didn’t last. Humans are greedy beings, especially when you live in cultures where consumerism reigns. Corporations came back, first from London, and not long after corporations in America arose. And they continued this spread. They’re the elite class in our society, in the entire world even. And they created a shadowy web of deception, control, and entertainment across the world to stay the elite class.

    Class warfare is the biggest cause of conflict in human history. It is talked about in all major historical religious texts, from the bible to Hindu to ancient Sumerians and Egyptians. You can see it throughout the ancient world, the plummet that was the dark ages, the middle ages, colonial times, industrial times, and our own contemporary times.

    The problem that the lower classes always have, and that grew and grew as time went on, was that the elite class had more and more sway over any and all dogma. Religious dogma, they controlled. Political dogma, they controlled. Economic dogma, they controlled. Academic and scientific dogma, they controlled. And to this day they still do, they control our entire main stream, orthodox, societal dogma. And the elite class continue to pacify us, the masses, the lower classes. But they don’t need to do so openly, and physically anymore. They have the economy, they have religion, they have entertainment, they have technology. They have their dirty disgusting greedy slimy paws over all aspect of mainstream life. And they can create nearly any disaster now just like that, whether it be economic or warfare.

    Don’t believe me on any of this? Go see for yourself. Go see how far the rabbit hole goes. Follow the money. Look at the connections between all the corporations, governments around the world, universities and “centers” of “knowledge”. Look at how they intertwine over the globe, into the Vatican, into mainstream culture. You will see for yourself, they have kept the masses asleep the whole time. Many of you reading right now, skeptical of what I am saying, will think I’m some paranoid lunatic or something, but I only started to become such once I saw the web myself. I can attest, that ignorance is truly bliss…at least until ignorance bites you in the ass, like it has been currently.

    If you’re going to be a patriot for your country, start working on waking up to these truths if you haven’t already. Our sovereignty is GONE. What is left in place is an illusion of sovereignty, and rule of the people. If you are going to be a patriotic American, I beg you, shed the faux patriotic beliefs they try to instill in us. Rather, be a patriot towards your founding fathers. Be a patriot towards your constitution. Be a patriot, for the youth and the husbands and fathers and mothers and wives, who over decades have been caught in the illusion we live in, and it cost them their lives. Be a patriot for the veterans from Vietnam who know or have come to realize much of what I have said here, and got caught up in an utterly pointless war. Be a patriot for the veterans of today, in the middle east, who are in their own pointless battles. I love veterans and respect them the utmost, because they have the balls to fight for what they believe in; I just believe and see that what they believe in is fabricated by the powers that be.

    We as a nation, as a people, as a SPECIES, need to let go of stupid structures that exist in society, pointless titles that try to keep us separated in uniting under a common good. Whether these ideologies be creed, whether they be political (especially our current false left-right paradigm), whether they are based on nations or race, these are pointless barriers that, those that have the power to, can be manipulated and controlled, because they don’t exist logically. They are purely emotional. Emotions are good, but you need a heavy set of logic to keep it anchored in your control.

    Hope people are informed or believe this post, because it is all honest and truthful.

  174. Zorba  January 23, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Mr. Duff,

    Many thanks to your insightful editorial on our lawless supreme court and the deteriorating values of a Nation that is losing or lost it’s identity long ago.

    However I am offended when you talk about how noble the American people are when they are “threatened”, or how generous we are when “help is needed”, especially when you fail to place it into context with our involvment in brutal and devastating occupations of choice on sovereign countries unable to defend themselves as we’ve witnessed first hand within the last eight years alone that continue to deplete our economy and damage our reputation as the so-called leader of the free world.

    Will there ever be a ‘Marshal Plan’ for these destitute Nations we’ve single handidly demolished much like Vietnam was 40 years ago? Where’s the helping hand that rebuilds what they destroy -if wars of choice aren’t criminal enough? Is Haiti a “helping hand”, or simply another pretext for occupation?…

    Time will certainly tell us on all these fronts -now won’t it?

    With the exception of a very small minority sir, my experience has always been that the vast majority in this Country are nothing more than self-serving, petty and hypocritical and that profile certainly extends to corruption of our own Government.

    After all like the sentiments in your article it’s why we’re in the state we’re in!

    After all

  175. seaweaver  January 23, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Why should George Soros have all the control?
    My corporation should have the right to highlight any politicians that seeks to impede my output, and highlight those that will aid me.

    Why would you impede my right to voice the concerns of mine…and my corporation?
    Is this what you fought for?
    To limit my ability?
    Mr Soros has $$$$$$$$, as an individual, he can obliterate the message of anyone at will…if the only means I have to counter his message..it to utilize the power of my corporate money what is wrong w/ that?
    Is he not a corporation unto himself?

    Please see a Dr as soon as possible.
    cw

  176. Air Force Boot Camp  January 23, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Absolutely agree… What is the SCOTUS thinking! If a corporation is a person, EXXON should be rotting in a jailcell ever since the EXXON-Valdez incident. But corporations can’t go to jail. “Limited Liability” should also mean “Limited Rights”!

    So what’s stopping rich guys from forming hundreds of corporations, registering them to vote, and voting with each and every one? If a corporation is a person, it gets a vote… Ridiculous

  177. yates  January 23, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Does “oligarchy” mean anything to you? Are the oligarchies what destroyed ancient Athens? Wasn’t ancient Athens the birthplace of democracy? Can a system that allows an oligarchy to choose the representatives, for whom we may vote into office, qualify as a democracy? Are the corporations supposed to offer a service to the country? Have corporations become more multinational? Is there any clear line which country, if any, the corporations serve? If given a choice of serving a country or serving profit, who will they serve? Who would you serve … oh, that is right, you have served … haven’t you? Just a few questions that surface to wake me from a sound sleep; do you think I should increase my medication? Does oligarchy mean anything to you?

  178. Charles  January 23, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    We need targets. Living breathing targets, not corporations. Names and photos will do.

  179. Cynic2  January 23, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    That about sums it up.

  180. Gary W. Vollan L.D.  January 23, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    American Dental Association: An Example of Corporate Power & Greed

    Republican Senator Charles Grassley’s (R-IA) call for a financial discloser from the American Dental Association (ADA) along with other medical groups is just a start of holding corporate ADA accountable for the money it wastes and spends as a nonprofit suppressing and pushing out competition. The American Dental Association lobbies federal and state legislators to disregard legislation that would regulate the denturist profession in many states that include Kentucky and Wyoming. The ADA spends money to persecute denturists.

    The ADA lobbied for exclusion of language to expand the dental health aide therapists programs to states other than Alaska in the recent U.S. Senate Bill 1790. The American Dental Association, wasted money fighting Alaska and lost; trying to prevent dental health aide therapists from providing dental services to Natives of Alaska living in remote areas. The American Dental Association lobbies to suppress dental hygienists from having independent boards and practices.

    The American Dental Associations total lobbying expenditures as of October for 2009 was $2,110,000.00 reported by opensecrets.org. The ADA’s self-serving political agenda is hurting consumers by suppressing qualified competitors that provide oral health services to those with disparities. ADA works against its very own vision and mission statement by suppressing competition that has been trained and educated in providing oral health care services to those that are unable to pay the high prices charged by dentist leaving Americans without needed dental care.

    Many people do without needed dental care because of high prices charged by dentists and not being eligible for Medicaid, low income programs and not having dental healthcare insurance. Corporate ADA has the power and money to change the current dental care delivery system for the better if the American public would speak out against the American Dental Associations deceiving and pacifying public relations campaign for a better public image.

    Gary W. Vollan L.D.
    State Coordinator, Wyoming State Denturist Association
    P.O. Box 332, Basin, Wyoming 82410
    307-568-2047
    http://www.wysda.org

    References:
    137th APHA Annual Meeting (November 7-11, 2009): Denturists: Alternative healthcare providers for oral health screenings and referrals
    http://apha.confex.com/apha/137am/webprogram/Session27637.html
    http://grassley.senate.gov/news/Article.cfm?customel_dataPageID_1502=24413
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/08/health/policy/08grassley.html?scp=2&sq=grassley&st=cse
    http://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/clientsum.php?year=2009&lname=American+Dental+Assn&id=

  181. Janis  January 23, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Mr. Duff has made a good arguement for not letting these judges have a lifetime appointment, after while they get senile and listen to the wrong people. The court is showing no regard for the American voters. They should be the authority for the Constitution but maybe they lost their copy. This is an insult to the citizens who holds the power that these judges are suppose to uphold. Where are they when we the people need their help? They help only who they deem is worthy according to “politics”, Freedom or the Constitution has no place in their decisions anymore. They refuse to listen to citizens who are concerned about a President who has demonstrated that he does not listen to us but to people who want to turn our Country into another country where Sharia law is respected. We deserve to know who this man really is, how do you get elected without showing any records of your past. How do we know who his is if we cannot even look at his past? The Court refused to acknowledge the importance of proof of his Citizenship. This is also a way to coverup a past that might show us where Barack Obama has been and also what his philosophy has been BEFORE we elected him. The Court is truly bias and not doing it’s job by not looking at information and acting on that information, they do not investigate his possiblity of being a “dual citizen”, or if he had a long form Hawaian Birth Certificate, not the short form like his sister who was born in Indonesia had obtained from Hawaii. This is a problem and it needs attention just like any other case this has merit, unless you refuse to look at the facts. To the Court: We the people, who love our country are concerned with this President and his agenda so at least you should hear the legitimate case on his Birth Certificate just to make sure every dot has been dotted. This is your job whether you like it or not, we are still waiting for this PROOF, get off your high horse and do your job.
    I tried to email the Supreme Court Justices but could not find any way to email them, just like many in the Obama Administration that have no email addresses, they have no desire to hear from the American people. Why not?
    Thank you Mr. Duff for showing how disqusting this Court of Clowns have become!
    Citizen Janis

  182. Cody  January 23, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Gordon just exposed what most people don’t take time to know. The SC has been over reaching/ making their owe laws/—- yes acts of treason. We CAN kick them out!!! Did you know that Lincoln put out an arrest warrent for a member of the SC. He hid until Lincoln died. The Constituton has provisions for getting rid of some of these self appointed GODs which are really SNAKES in robes!! The MA election proved that the people are just now going to stand for this crap.

  183. Alton  January 23, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Yeah, We’ll have the best(?) government money can buy. At first I thought it was a joke when I wrote about having symbols of our money made as flags and put up next to the American and state flags. The more money a corporation (sic) made the bigger the amount on the flag until it got so big than a ‘$’ took it’s place. Guess I’ll be one of them folks that can see into the future now. Got a new name for the (corporate) Raider battalions and the (economy) Tanks. Yeah, it IS ugly.

  184. Sherry Lord  January 23, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    This all started because people wanted to put out a commercial about Hillary Clinton before the primaries and then did a movie. Making movies is expensive and so they got corporate help, but they were denied the right to show this movie about her by the Federal Election Commission, so they sued. The arguments made by Obama’s lawyers to the Supreme Court indicated that if they had put the exact same content as their movie into a book and tried to publish it, under the FEC laws they would have banned the book. The justices were astounded to hear that these anti-corporate rules have now gotten us into book-banning and so they lifted this ban on corporations. Corporations have been a “person” under corporate law for centuries, going way back into the British system of laws where we got our laws, that’s nothing new. What’s new is that finally the average citizen can now get the same kind of funding into the system that the unions have always enjoyed. Unions can use the dues they collect to support entire rosters of candidates in every state while anybody who actually produces jobs or makes the money they spend is not allowed the same freedom. The Democrats and the Far Left in this country have always been able to get around the election laws to run any kind of ad they want and to fund any kind of candidate they want. Steny Hoyer, D, Maryland, helped write and pass the current campaign finance limits yet he and his PAC have found the loopholes around it (he wrote the loopholes in, I’m sure) and he is known as the top giver to other House races, both personally and through his PAC which are both supposed to be limited. That gives him power over other House Democrats and allows them to receive money that Republicans wouldn’t get. The only people hampered by these laws are law-abiding individual citizens who aren’t personally wealthy. The only way for ordinary people to get their message out is to seek corporate sponsors or to form their own foundations and spend all their time fund-raising. As to corporations, right now Obama and the Democrats have them tied to chairs and they have been waterboarding them, and due to campaign finance laws, the corporations can’t tell their own side of the story. The only people whose speech is NOT limited are the Far Left in this country (the Democrats) and the Unions. It’s about time the Court took a stand for Free Speech and went back to what was originally allowed. This is not judicial activism, this is originalism. If they made the Democrats this mad then it must be the right step because that means their unfettered control over political speech has just been broken and they know it.

  185. txinva  January 23, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    The whole premise is that who ever has the most money wins. It assumes that we the people are stupid and uniformed and will be swayed by sound bites and clever adds. This not so. Look at the Brown election, VA election and NJ elections. We are smarter than the average Bear and can see through the phony stuff quite easily. For the most part we will trust our elected rep to do the right thing, but when they don’t we will step up to the plate and correct it.

    Also question if Corp are not people how can they be evil?

  186. Me  January 23, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Good points, I think I will definitely subscribe! I’ll go and read some more! What do you see the future of this being?

  187. M onte Letourneau PFC  January 23, 2010 at 6:18 am

    Want legislation written by and for humans?
    Vote with the party that takes no corporate money. see http://gp.org

  188. Soap Box  January 23, 2010 at 5:46 am

    Who’s your sheriff? Make an appointment – demand that he takes action on behalf of the people.

  189. muffler  January 23, 2010 at 5:36 am

    I am from NY and slightly left of center, but I actually agree with that SCOTUStm has now eliminated our need to abide by their decision. Corporations are enterprises and not people. They are chartered by the government (and the governed) to provide goods and services and thus given special capabilities. They get what rights we define and not what the “we the people” contract gives and protects for us. Our country was founded on elimination of foreign involvement in our lives.. SCOTUStm just gave it back.

  190. Gordon Duff  January 23, 2010 at 4:29 am

    This is a joke? Next time work harder on your irony. If you would like some guidance with your writing, I am sure I could find you a decent school somewhere in or about Christchurch, New Zealand. I suspect you have your own writing problems in that somewhere in your family tree you are likely to find a United States Marine. During the war we spent more than a bit of time in your area. Get with mom on that.

    g
    I stop reading the instant I find a missing word and a wrong spelling in the first paragraph. (your only real sentence)

    Let me tell you:(improper use of colon, semi-colon only) legitimacy can only be acquired by proper language, and yours is despicably poor. (double space) I mean, come(no hyphen required) -on, do you actually read the bullshit you spout before posting it? (double space required) What does you (typographical error) editor do? (double space error again) Look at the title and pass it to publication(incomplete sentence)?(improper punctuation)

    (dumb shit…back in the day I wuz an English teacher)

    Sweet baby jebus. No wonder journos are paid diddly squat.

    I stop reading the instant I find a missing word and a wrong spelling in the first paragraph.

    Let me tell you: legitimacy can only be acquired by proper language, and yours is despicably poor. I mean, come-on, do you actually read the bullshit you spout before posting it? What does you editor do? Look at the title and pass it to publication?

    Sweet baby jebus. No wonder journos are paid diddly squat.
    [email protected]
    Mobius
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  191. Ted  January 23, 2010 at 4:23 am

    Lol! Hilarious article! I didn’t know you enjoyed writing humor!

    The United states of America is finished. No one is going to get arrested for treason. Government is in charge of everything now, not the sheople.

    The sheople are hopeless and they aren’t going to do anything about anything. They will simply continue to bleat and talk tough, like their Hollywood movies, like this article, and continue getting their wealth and their Rights taken from them by foreigners, with the help of their own government, of course.

    What’s in store for America is the final, complete financial collapse, and the spoils of her will fall to those who are most ruthless at brutality.

    Too late, America.

    You snoozed.

    You lose.

  192. Mobius  January 23, 2010 at 4:19 am

    I stop reading the instant I find a missing word and a wrong spelling in the first paragraph.

    Let me tell you: legitimacy can only be acquired by proper language, and yours is despicably poor. I mean, come-on, do you actually read the bullshit you spout before posting it? What does you editor do? Look at the title and pass it to publication?

    Sweet baby jebus. No wonder journos are paid diddly squat.

  193. Paul Revere II  January 23, 2010 at 4:17 am

    I’m so happy that Vets are waking up.

    The more Vets, cops, truth tellers and the like see what’s going on the safer we will all be.

    There is a way

    NO INCUMBENTS 2012!

    Otherwise there will be a modern French revolution but will look more like the L.A. riots.

    If we just got rid of income taxes alone we could see prosperity again in our lifetime.

    They will be pushing Amnesty this fall- Get ready- The reason is they think they will increase tax revenue, we are completely bankrupt and the NAU. Plus they want more suckers for these B.S. wars.

  194. Gordon Duff  January 23, 2010 at 4:11 am

    As a fellow biker Marine who has been standing up for DECADES I may admit to being ineffective but not at failing to recognize the problem. The first policial candidate I worked for was Adlai Stevenson. I wonder if you remember who he was?
    g

  195. So so  January 23, 2010 at 4:10 am

    I seem to recall a story in the New Testament about a man whom Jesus healed, whose illness caused him to see people as trees and trees as people.

    I hope that someday Jesus can heal the Supreme Court Justices so that they will be able to see people as people, trees as trees, and corporations as corporations.

  196. Just a biker Marine  January 23, 2010 at 4:08 am

    Why didn’t you promote a free constitutional government prior to this. Veterans Today is just as complicit as the judges, politician and bankers. Veterans Today welcomes the Republicans as well as the Democrats. Veterans Today HELPED ruin our country by not speaking up ten years ago. Where were you when we needed you?

    At least there is one organization that believes in the Constitution and will fight for it. Follow the VETERANS and Current serving. I will not write what that entity is for if you don’t believe then you are lost.

    I hope you rot in hell for your complicity! Your post is a little too late!

  197. Gordon Duff  January 23, 2010 at 4:02 am

    Suggest you read some of jeff gates articles. his videos…i think they are under my name….are good. there are several honest dialogs that need to occur between american jews, traditional liberal and new “neocons” regarding Israeli influence in the US.

    If you accept the theory popular in Israel, that America is corrupt and self destructive then current policies exploiting america as force multiplier in rebuilding the khazar empire is justified.

    If israel has written off America as hopeless, my question is what is it about israel that shows any potential except for building a corrupt military dictatorship of their own, something they are well on their way to now?

    g

  198. Gordon Duff  January 23, 2010 at 3:55 am

    This drug cartel funds a corporation that funds a political party that controls a government who duty it is to police drug cartels.

    g

  199. Frisco  January 23, 2010 at 3:33 am

    I am alarmed at what has happened. I am a Jewish conservative and Republican. I have been reading many of the comments and disagree with Curt Maynard and his blaming the Jewish people. I guess he would blame the earthquake in Haiti on the Jews.

    Think who is really behind things and they are using the Jewish people.

  200. Mihail  January 23, 2010 at 3:20 am

    “Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that . . . I want to tell you something very clear: Don’t worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it.” – Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, October 3, 2001

  201. adam  January 23, 2010 at 2:59 am

    New motto:
    “We, The Corporations”.
    This is just a natural development of a country which has given herself to international parasites.
    And this is just a beginning too.

  202. Jacob  January 23, 2010 at 2:34 am

    Now if someone would give me the definition of a “U.S. entity”, that would be wonderful. You see, the North American Free Trade Agreement contains that definition, but it is being ignored for TN visas for professional employment by certain State Agencies.

  203. Robbie the Pict  January 23, 2010 at 2:27 am

    I’m more familiar with law than politics, but could you press for legislation which obliged any political party receiving such funding to delare on all its promotional material “WARNING – THIS PARTY IS FUNDED BY A FOREIGN CORPORATION”, like a democratic equivalent of a public health warning?

  204. 5T  January 23, 2010 at 2:19 am

    nightmare … help

  205. onrecess  January 23, 2010 at 1:39 am

    When the scotus (no caps) ruled we had a right to vote but no right that it be counted, half the people cried, “Democracy died!” and half exhaulted, “We won!” Now this. No person should go to work again until this is rectified, hopefully the way John Hancock would have done it. He signed nice and large, daring the king to hang him. Modern Americans either cry in their beer or think somehow “their” side “won”. Does anyone think our founding fathers WOULDN’T of hung these traitors from a lightpost?
    Ironically, democracy was born and died in a teacup.
    Can I have my 4 years of loyal service back?
    I can’t wait to see the new Enron Supreme Court building, the Exxon White House, and the Bahrain House of Congress.
    Gee, just think, my grandson can enlist to fight for a Chinese Bank in the good ol’ US Army! (Thought it will probably be called the “Bank of America Army.)

  206. Citizenry  January 23, 2010 at 1:24 am

    YOU SAY: “Our corporations… are owned by China, Russia and the oil sheiks along with a few foreign banks.”

    Well, “YOU ARE A LIAR”, and are just spinning this re-hash of an 1886 decision — and diverting attention away from the REAL situation.

    THAT real situation is that “OUR” corporations are controlled and owned by jews, the supreme court puppet-creatures are owned and controlled by jews, and these supreme-court conspirators just took away any legal restrictions for those jewish corporations to outright own and control their political lackeys in government.

    You are nothing but a SPIN DOCTOR, diverting attention from WHO the real players are, HOW they are seizing control of the mechanisms of government, finance, and society, and WHY this nation is being raped and plundered in exactly same way that countless other nations throughout history have been raped and plundered by these historical nation-wreckers. The supreme court justices are nothing but petty co-conspirators. It would be more to the point to purge the puppet-masters out of their nests in banking, government, and media, and prosecute the lot of them for conspiracy and racketeering under existing laws. But, of course, they already own the judicial system, and that won’t happen, so people will have to continue to suffer with pandering apologists and diversionists LIKE YOU, and sit back and watch with our own eyes as this country gets blatantly overrun and raped by these nationless Bolshevics.

    You don’t have the guts to call a spade a spade, and your presumed outrage and shock is but a considered, self-serving literary posturing.

  207. William  January 23, 2010 at 1:20 am

    Johnny Punish says:”They must be jailed immediately and put on trial for crimes against freedom and democracy”

    So I ask all of you reading this…How do we accomplish this? does anyone know a general, or someone like the provost marshall that could go up against these traitors? Someone out there must have a family member high in the military that sees this as the coup it is? How do we fight the traitors in Washington when they are ALL traitors to our great republic and to themselves. in the 1700’s farmers and neighbors with little or no training took on the British military the greatest power in the world and won, how are “We the People” going to honor the lives lost to protect this Republic from tyrants? funny I do not see mobs with pitchforks in their hands at the steps of the Supreme court, rather they are all hypnotically drooling while watching Haiti or the latest episode of freekin Jersey Shore or whatever gelatinous goo making tv dribble they are feeding you and I?

    Tell me please as I await and will stand with any true American Leadership!

  208. ballantine  January 23, 2010 at 12:44 am

    Beautiful, man. Nice piece, nicely said. I will sign the petition too, just point me to it. Meanwhile I can suggest something too – it’s Amendment A: “if you don’t vote, you don’t contribute”. It’s a very simple concept, if you aren’t a registered voter then you shouldn’t be influencing our elections by monetary means. After all, this is what the case s about – BUYING ELECTIONS. It disenfrachises each and every American voter. Thank you for publishing your piece, nice job. I’ll let my friends know about it.

  209. CaitlinO  January 22, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    I have an idea. If the justices think that we need MORE involvement of corporations in our government, let’s put the seats at SCROTUS up for auction to the highest bidders. We can have a Justice of Exxon-Mobil, a Justice of Microsoft, a Justice of Goldman-Sucks, etc. It’s a lot more efficient use of stockholder’s money since it’s much less expensive to buy 9 justices than it is to buy 100 senators, 400 plus congressmen and 50 governors.

    If we’re going to completely subvert our democracy and our highest institutions, we may as well do it for the most economical price possible.

    The Founding Fathers were an educated bunch, successful, wealthy businessmen who knew well how to use their mother tongue. Clearly if they had wanted to extend essential liberties to businesses, they could easily have said so.

    I went through my copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights last night. I found the following mentions:

    People: 17
    Human: 1
    Person 18
    Persons 10
    Corporation: 0

    Zero mention of corporations. Just which constitution are our justices reading, anyway?

  210. CaitlinO  January 22, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Abso-frikkin-lutely 100 percent right!!

    Can you get a petition up? Should we be asking for a constitutional convention or a constitutional amendment?

  211. Hopeington  January 22, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Great commentary as always Mr Duff. I think there are enough people ready to back you up on this one!!
    To lighten up your day, here’s a brilliant and funny satirical take on a “Dr Suess”
    view of this issue.
    http://planetpov.com/2010/01/22/corporations-are-people-too-by-dr-suits/

  212. lwalls  January 22, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Uhhh….I retract. I now kinda’ think it was Gord finally agreeing with ME.

    Who’da thunk?

  213. Gordon Duff  January 22, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    12 minutes, bad spelling and raging PTSD

    g

  214. rtq  January 22, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Uh hello, Woodrow Wilson was the trader that gave us the FEDERAL RESERVE, which is what started our slide into Fascism, way back in 1913.
    Woodrow Wilson INDEED~

  215. Bob in TN  January 22, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Grunch of Giants by R. Buckminster Fuller

    One of the greatest thinkers of our time and his assult on the Corporation. All so predictable.

    The only way out I can see is either outlaw lobbying and corporate ‘contributions’ or federally funded elections. If TPTB had to take one, I guess it would be #2, as that would entrench for eternity the Republicrat/Democan power structure.

    I feel revolt brewing.

  216. solomon  January 22, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    well, it’s “the people” who keep on shopping at walmart and banking with goldman or citigroup

    where do you bank, mr. revolutionary? where do you shop?

    if 30 million americans withdrew their money from the major banks, trashed their credit cards and sold their TVs, the war would be over

  217. NotRetarded  January 22, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    the Supreme Court has been protecting First Amendment rights of corporations since 1978’s FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF BOSTON v. BELLOTTI, 435 U.S. 765 and before. Take a look at these cases before you pretend to be shocked that this week’s Supreme Court decision has “all of the sudden” compared corporations to “persons” (which it has been doing since 1886) and given them unprecedented constitutional rights:

    Time, Inc. v. Firestone, 424 U. S. 448 (1976); Doran v. Salem Inn, Inc., 422 U. S. 922 (1975); Southeastern Promotions, Ltd. v. Conrad, 420 U. S. 546 (1975); Cox Broadcasting Corp. v. Cohn, 420 U. S. 469 (1975); Miami Herald Publishing Co. v. Tornillo, 418 U. S. 241 (1974); New York Times Co. v. United States, 403 U. S. 713 (1971)(per curiam); Time, Inc. v. Hill, 385 U. S. 374 (1967); New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U. S. 254; Kingsley Int’l Pictures Corp. v. Regents of Univ. of N. Y., 360 U. S. 684 (1959); Joseph Burstyn, Inc. v. Wilson , 343 U. S. 495 (1952) ); see, e.g., Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. v. FCC, 520 U. S. 180 (1997); Denver Area Ed. Telecommunications Consortium, Inc. v. FCC, 518 U. S. 727 (1996); Turner, 512 U. S. 622; Simon & Schuster, 502 U. S. 105; Sable Communications of Cal., Inc. v. FCC, 492 U. S. 115 (1989); Florida Star v. B. J. F., 491 U. S. 524 (1989); Philadelphia Newspapers, Inc. v. Hepps, 475 U. S. 767 (1986); Landmark Communications, Inc. v. Virginia, 435 U. S. 829 (1978); Young v. American Mini Theatres, Inc., 427 U. S. 50 (1976); Gertz v. Robert Welch, Inc., 418 U. S. 323 (1974); Greenbelt Cooperative Publishing Assn., Inc. v. Bresler, 398 U. S. 6 (1970)

  218. John Hoctor  January 22, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Gordon you;ve out done yourself with the Supremes putsch story. They have to be stopped. March, bang pots/pans, scream, yell, write, blog, and most of all go after these punks. They cannot get away with this. A handful of greedy bastards that cleaned out the culture in the first place now want to take our TARP money and buy our reps, which they have done so many times before? Why because Obama took none of their flithy money and they can’t stand him? To hell with them. Its us vs them. Corporatist phony bastards….this will not stand.

  219. Johnny Punish  January 22, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Americans are a great people, doing super things in Haiti saving lives and providing relief and hope. What we do and are is extremely important, not only here at home, but what we provide in the world. Saving the USA is mission critical. Therefore, in the interest of the people, I join Mr. Duff in calling for the arrest of these traitors to the people. They must be jailed immediately and put on trial for crimes against freedom and democracy. We the people are in charge, NOT we the corporate interests and a few old men wearing sold out dress! COME ON PEOPLE! WE ARE AMERICANS AND AMERICA IS STILL A GREAT COUNTRY!

  220. John  January 22, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    In Brown v Board of Education, the Supreme Court specifically states that they can stray from the Constitution when it is in the better interest. In that they decided to de-segregate schools, though the Constitution does not mandate that result. In this case the pure greed of the court comes in to play. They could have decided that a corporation is a person but that free speech does not apply. They could have also said the overwhelming risk of corruption of the government is so great that in good conscience they can not allow unlimited spending on puppet candidates. The court did not and came to this decision that they are powerless under the law. The truth of the matter is they probably realize the profit to be made in handing the country further into the hands of corporations. I only hope they have looked at this past recession. When their corporate buddies collapse this country who will keep them safe? I know, I for one will be living in their mansion and they will pay penance through service.

  221. Dave Winnett  January 22, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    I agree with the sentiment, but let’s not forget that it is the PEOPLE of America who cast the votes. Corporations may be able to bankroll campaigns full of lies and misinformation, but Americans make the final decision when they enter the ballot box. That said, now more than ever it is critically important that the American people wake up and pay attention to what is happening to our country. Get informed, stay informed. I saw a hint of that in this week’s special election in Massachusetts.

  222. Pete  January 22, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    This is like reading General Smedley Darlington Butler. I really appreciate the obvious care with which this essay was written. If you decide to form a political party, count me in!

  223. T4C  January 22, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    So by the slow march of liberalization Almighty God is removed from where the founders of the U.S. placed Him – at the foundation of civil, political, and religious liberty, the truest definition of “tolerance” – and there’s little more than murmuring among Americans….but when the politicized overseers of the Charter of the CORPORATION OF THE UNITED STATES say its OK for other corporations to influence the already-tainted electoral process, you call for heads to roll?

    Brothers and sisters it’s time we remind ourselves from who the powers of the State are derived – not just from the consent of the governed but by God Himself. We have allowed a foreign usurper who is by definition NOT a natural born U.S. citizen to bring this nation to the brink of anarchy, and it’s apparent neither the Supreme Court nor the ballot box will rectify the damage done over the last 20 years. Use your brain, listen to your heart and cry out to God for his mercy and to spare us the judgment this nation so richly deserves.

  224. Johnny  January 22, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Democracy died yesterday, the date will become significant. With each passing year, the date of 01/21/10 will become more and more meaningful, it will be mentioned in the same breath as 1776.

    It’s really a shame, the day was allowed to pass with little mention, just a snippet here and there, a few words from the talking heads, then back we go to the mind numbing gossip of Tiger Woods, John Edwards and Haiti, but mostly it was Haiti. But painfully little coverage, and even less outrage about the most monumental shifts in the very foundation, the government of the Unites States of America.

    This will absolutely, without the shadow of any doubt, a COMPLETE CERTAINTY, This will change each and every life of each and every citizen of the U.S.

    My God, I just can’t believe it happened, it really happened. We are all doomed, our concept of American government, America herself, will forever be recognized as Pre-2010 and Post-2010.

    We are all doomed.

  225. DC  January 22, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    So, basically the Whitehouse is now on SALE!

  226. MFSkinner  January 22, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    How much will it take to make the sheep in this country see that the system does not work, the vote solves nothing, corruption is our way of government.

    Less than this started the revolution against Britain, I fear there is no courage, no will and no chance the people will save themselves.

    This is a sad day for a once free and proud people, who have their sons and daughters fighting to make the rich even richer, while they give away the very country they live in.

    I will never again call myself an American, the word tastes foul in my mouth now, to be counted among the cowards will not do.

  227. jonathan mark  January 22, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    This article hits the nail on the head.. or is it an image of the last nail in our coffin. Is the US Constitution dead?

  228. Gordon Duff  January 22, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    damn it, now larry walls is agreeing with me. we have been arguing in emails for years.
    g

  229. curt maynard  January 22, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    It’s the Jews Stupid

    http://curtmaynardsnewestblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/its-jews-stupid.html

  230. HIGH TREASON  January 22, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Gordon, if something isn’t done about these scum, Alito and Rogers and the Scalia, as in arrest them and imprison them for life for HIGH TREASON, then they might as well take the declaration of independence out of the glass case so they can all piss on it, same goes for the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

    We’re finished as a nation if this ruling stands. We’ve known that corruption was bad, but this is the veritable last straw.

    These slime need to be tried, but once they are convicted, they need to hang by their scummy treasonous necks until they are deceased and rendered INERT.

  231. BlackJesus  January 22, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Why not just incorporate? We all have the right to do so, I did and welcome this as good news.

  232. Tom Barnes  January 22, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Gordon:

    Of course, you are correct. There is no doubt that big money thrown into an election anywhere on the planet can eventually get exactly what it wants…on any level…in any election. We have thousands of years of human history that point to the nobles and their minions getting whatever they wished…and the serfs left to eat the scraps, if there indeed were any scraps to eat. That is what we have here.

    But don’t lose heart. The next election cycle will be a debacle because of this, and almost certainly the one after that will be the same.

    But Americans are a funny tenacious people, although traditionally they are very impatient.

    At some point, a conservative constituency will get angry that organized labor bought an election. At the same time, a liberal constituency will fume over the fact that international corporations bought an election in the same election cycle. You have to remember, there are left wing blocs of money and power as well as right wing blocs of power.

    If Hugo Chavez and Rauol Castro and their allies througout the so-called non-aligned world had any sense they would be organizing right now to finance every ultra-left wing socialist nutjob that they could find to run for Congress next time. If they had any sense, they would keep this very quiet. Within twenty years, if they continued to secretly finance American politics, we would have a communist and/or socialist government without doubt.

    They would not have to fire a shot, they would bring down our democratic republic with their money and their influence over those who have no time for us who in fact have money. Elections can be bought now. Our enemies and those who fear our economic might will now buy them. Once their people are in place, the Republic falls.

    I would not be surprised if every international corporation that backs a Republican next time is met in kind with funding from a secret cabal of socialist governments and juntas wanting “their” man or woman in Congress and the Senate.

    Sit back and watch. Those who investigate the big money boys in elections from now on and find out for us just who exactly is funding these candidates will be the 21st Century version of the 1930s police reporter. Their every article will be devoured with intense interest by the drones (us) who will not be able to control events in the electorate.

    This is going to be like the 1930s except this time the drug of choice will be cabals secretly financing the public officials of their choice. The Wild West is back among us.

    Tom Barnes

  233. lwalls  January 22, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Just about the only time Gordon and I have EVER agreed completely on ANYTHING.

    This country has reached such a state of moral and political rottenness, that it’s been nearly impossible to think that it can be saved from itself. The only occurrences of possible hope I’ve seen to date have been the subjects of scathing articles from VT: the “teabaggers” and “dipstick rednecks” out demonstrating against Obama and the miserable group of bastards occupying Congress.
    Despite countless media attacks against them, people like Coakley, Byrd, Reid, and many others soon to come, are finding out that the “teapartiers”, Limbaugh’s, Beck’s and Coulter’s, IRREGARDLESS of their hatred by Gordon and most VT staff writers, have awakened a growing number of American citizens. Articles such as this, are exttremely valuable ammunition to be used very soon by them. The growing call to remove all incumbents is not a joke, or an impossible thought. To that end, then by all means we should work to get rid of the imbecilic lifetime tenures of the Supreme Court Justices. And we can do it. Kudos Gordon.

  234. Hilary  January 22, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Corporations are not people. Money is not speech. Only by conveniently-twisted logic could it be argued otherwise.

    Now that SCOTUS has forced our hand, public campaign finance is the only way to solve the problem of (now) legalized bribery. After all, why shouldn’t we, the People, pay for OUR own elections? I can’t think of a better use of tax-payer money.

    In the meantime, the five-justice majority ought to be charged with treason.

    Petition for a Constitutional amendment: http://www.citizensamendment.org

  235. Truth Excavator  January 22, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    This is treason in plain sight. Any self-respecting judge knows the dire consequences of this ruling for democracy and the health of the nation. This is a serious abuse of the law and the American people.

  236. Davol  January 22, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Right on. Where’s the petition for me to sign. I wanted 5 of these Supreme Court Justices arrested after Bush vs. Gore. There’s never an Impeachment around here for what really needs Impeaching. Curruption abounds.

  237. btaylor  January 22, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Gordon..
    You are absolutly correct…
    Where are our legislators screaming about this SC decision..where are the ropes and horses..
    Ill bet not more than one or two have the guts to go after this..and if they dont
    what then..How do we make this the focal point..of the next few months..

    Are we going to stand by and allow the destruction of our nation.??
    For those of you who think this is a liberal agenda attacking the SC decision..You are wrong..You are supporting the loss of our way of life..

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