Taking Back America!
So what's a former House Speaker who boasted the single most miserable record that office has ever produced to do with her spare time, now that she heads up the opposition party? Why spearhead an effort to strip the remainder of us knuckle dragging red necked morons of our First Amendment Rights of course. It seems that most of us who make up the great unwashed masses are just not smart enough to understand the awesomeness that is the political left and their agenda. If we keep clinging to our guns, personal faith, ideas of freedom, and most of all, that antiquated document know as our Constitution, then how will she ever be able to rid herself of accountability to the electorate and just inflict her will upon us? Jeesh, you people just don't get it. Let San Fran Nan explain it to you. Enjoy a minute and a half of Nancy Pelosi explaining how a Constitutional Amendment curbing the right to free speech would actually be good for us all in the long run.
One of the screamingly asinine rants I keep hearing from the left, and in fact read on their placards at those moronic occupy encampments is that corporations are not people. As if, when ever the share holders, who are people by the way, decide to make political contributions, they somehow collectively form Godzilla terrorizing Tokyo on a subconscious level. What is left out of the discussion of course are the obscenely huge donations made by the unions of this country, which were conveniently not included in the McCain Feingold assault upon free speech. What's worse, more than half of that union Money comes from the public sector unions, which gets 100% of its funding from me, the average Joe paying taxes with absolutely zero say so in how that union is going to spend their money, or for which candidate. I'm not going to get into a debate about why our money is O.K. and theirs is not, I will just say that any organization should enjoy the very same free speech protections as any individual. Corporations, or any organization of people is simply the sole constituency of the people that make it up. Pelosi's claims boil down to nothing more than we want to have our say while eliminating the ability of our political adversaries to counter our efforts.
Two more points that I wish to make here for the hysterical left and my fellow level headed members of the right. Corporations are treated as people for legal purposes. This is a consumer protection law, which we are all better off with. If a corporation sells you an exploding car, a Chevy Volt for instance, you have the ability to seek legal remedy if the corporation is a person which can be sued. If not for the corporation being a person in the eyes of the law, you would have to sue each individual share holder for their share of your damages. The other point I'd like to make is this, at least with respect to the public sector unions. When they make political contributions, often times with absolutely no regard as to the wishes of their membership, those funds do not represent only their membership. They represent the entire tax paying community as well, as every penny the public sector unions have come directly from the tax payers as a whole. It is not the fact of what they do with the money that I object to, but it is the method in which those unions are funded in the first place. That funding by the way, is political payoff received from the likes of Nancy Pelosi for the donations so generously given to her for her political benefit. So, when Nancy Pelosi, the head of the largest money laundering operation in world history lectures me on the Supreme Court unleashing ooze into the political process, I find that the be the very definition of irony.
Some where in America one day, they will build a hall of fame commemorating political demagoguery. When they do, this statement from Nancy Pelosi will adorn the archway that serves as an entrance into the museum.
“I think one of the presenters [at a Democratic forum on amending the Constitution] yesterday said that the Supreme Court had unleashed a predator that was oozing slime into the political system, and that, indeed, is not an exaggeration,” said Pelosi. “Our Founders had an idea. It was called democracy. It said elections are determined by the people, the voice and the vote of the people, not by the bankrolls of the privileged few. This Supreme Court decision flies in the face of our Founders’ vision and we want to reverse it.”