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California backs constitutional amendment limiting corporate campaign spending
The Sacramento Bee ^ | Monday, Jun. 23, 2014 - 7:39 pm | Jeremy B. White

Posted on 06/24/2014 4:21:42 AM PDT by WhiskeyX

While Assembly Joint Resolution 1 does not by itself force any changes, both houses of the Legislature have now embraced language that pushes back on a landmark Supreme Court case equating corporate campaign spending with free speech. The 23-11 vote, with many Republicans in opposition, came the day after more than a dozen protesters were arrested at the state Capitol while demonstrating against money in politics.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: amendment; campaignspending

1 posted on 06/24/2014 4:21:42 AM PDT by WhiskeyX
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To: WhiskeyX

And unions are not limited?

Even though they are the top 8/10 highest political spenders?


2 posted on 06/24/2014 4:26:21 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: WhiskeyX

Hmmm so they want to in effect over turn the Citizen United decision. So, this is their answer to the Convention of States movement.


3 posted on 06/24/2014 4:26:56 AM PDT by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: A. Morgan

If they can get away with that, then most states can just vote to overturn Obamacare.


4 posted on 06/24/2014 4:44:14 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: VanDeKoik

No they can’t.
“The fourth rule is: Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.” Saul Alinsky

They’ll do what they want, just like with pot, but when we try it, they’ll send word to all their GOP puppets to throw a fit about the Supremacy Clause.


5 posted on 06/24/2014 5:07:09 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: WhiskeyX

Sooooooo .. how many more businesses are now going to leave California ..??

Well .. I guess that will leave more room for all the immigrants they’re now shipping into America.

I’ve heard that a large group of them are on their way to California.

Hmmmmm ..?? Maybe moving to the conservative city of Medford, OR is not such a bad idea after all.


6 posted on 06/24/2014 11:45:15 AM PDT by The Final Harvest (True the Vote: MY AMERICA, "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: WhiskeyX

The US Constitution still governs on free speech, even when the speech involves a state issue. One more vote on the Supreme Court, though, and the Constitution will be unconstitutional.


7 posted on 06/24/2014 12:50:25 PM PDT by Defiant (Obama is not the anti-Christ. He is Satan's John the Baptist, preparing the way.)
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