The End Is In Sight

for the good ol’ U.S. of A.:

TPMMuckraker
Federal Judge Rules Corporations, Just Like People, Should Be Able To Give To Candidates
Ryan J. Reilly | May 27, 2011, 1:45PM

Last year the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United opened up the coffers of political action groups to corporate funds because the court found that companies — just like people — should be able to donate to political causes. Now a federal judge has ruled that based on that logic, corporations should be able to give directly to politicians just like human beings.

Federal Judge James C. Cacheris, who was nominated to the federal bench in the Eastern District of Virginia by President Ronald Reagan back in 1981, ruled that “for better or worse, Citizens United held that there is no distinction between an individual and a corporation with respect to political speech.”

“Thus, if an individual can make direct contributions within [the law’s] limits, a corporation cannot be banned from doing the same thing,” Cacheris wrote in a ruling issued late Thursday.

And you thought people were people, and corporations were artificial entities?

Those were the days, my friend; we thought they’d ne-ver end…

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