“@IKillKitten4Fun: When money buys power there is no free speech.” why is that so hard for many people to understand?
Because TPTB have done a great job of equating Democracy and Captialism.
Los Angeles, CA
If I knew the answer to that, I'd be a rich man. And then I wouldn't tell you.
Wrong. We have more free speech than ever before. We have the internet. Plus, money has ALWAYS bought power
Ignorance is bliss...we like the illusion that we can make a difference. Lobbyist and Constituents have a lot of pull
Because most people have no clue what the First #Amendment really says ir means.
Will you be watching AGT tonight Judd? lol
You mean my Twitter feed is insufficient against Exxon/Mobil?
. I have no problem with people or corporations giving money to politicians, I have a problem with politicians who take it...
Twitter is free speech, the poorest of us have never had such a loud voice as we have now.
equal speech has nothing to do with free speech. Constitution guarantees freedom of speech, not equality of speech.
that concept has no basis of referance to the "common people" can't ever imagine what it would be like to have that much money.
have faith, Judd. Things'll start trickling down any minute now, just like Reagan promised.
those who don't understand it are those who have never backed a cause they truly believe in. They're blinded.
we could all have it all but it requires a different focus. Not money, universal leisure.
I think those people understand they just don't want to do anything about it
we have the internet until corporate interstate take it from us.
Mount Forest, ONT
politically there is no speech that is free..... Someone along the shit rungs will get fingered...... IN THE BUM!!!!!!.....
Without right to publish/amplify/broadcast your speech at your own expense, free speech is meaningless.
give the politicians less power and there is nothing to buy. Easier than finding moral politicians.
So how much power did George Clooney buy himself with that $15million fundraiser?
in a way, money IS power (and there is real freedom of speech rarely)
There were always be corporations, the other option is to have no corpos, then you just have a govt to take everything away
True. The system will Always prop up the wealthy and corporations. Change will not happen. It may for a short time then SSDD.
True. We may have the right to "free speach" but no one is listening or cares. At least no one with power to change it.
The 1 system that satisfies someone like u is anarchy, which doesnt work. USA is messed but has the best system there is.
They are either blind to the issue, dont care and are content to live in there "own little world" because it "doesn't affect me"
I never mentioned anarchy. Don't put words in my mouth. It's not polite. And while not the worst the US is far from the best.
Do not be so idiotic as to think you know "someone like me" based off of a few twitter comments.
What you just described is not "free speech" if it is paid for. One person has no more right to speech than another
Although I can't be sure I would assume that the actions of our forefathers would have been considered anarchy
by the ruling class. Their "anarchy" founded this "great nation".