I will admit that the Founding Fathers never envisioned the kind of megacorporations we have today. In their day, businesses were owned by individuals or partnerships, as was wealth.
That said, neither did they envision typewriters, much less computers, and certainly not possibilities of instant communication like the internet.
If the first amendment applies to newspapers, leftist bloggers, and occupidiots, then it certainly applies to megacorporations. There is no way in hell that Pelosi and her comrades can pass the amendment that they're pushing forward. Nor is there any way they're on the side of the people in attempting to ban political speech by megacorporations.
Think about it: they've already banned political speech by churches--any church that mentions the way a moral voter should vote in any race gets their tax-exempt status yanked so hard and fast that it's likely they'll go under. If they succeed in banning businesses from engaging in political speech, how long will it be before any owners of such businesses--and yes, I'm talking about even individuals who own small blocs of stock in said business--are banned from speaking their minds? Or running for office?
This is a disgusting attempt to encroach on all of us, using the frame of class warfare.
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