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When did telling employees how to vote become a byproduct of Citizens United?  If this interpretation stands up, then things in this country have crossed a line far beyond simply drowning out the power of the individual voter by means of unlimited donations.  If Romney was to win, he won’t have been democratically elected in any real sense – not that he or any of the power brokers care how he gets  there.   Not only is this trend unlikely to be reversed if it continues much longer, but the next step will be the Gingrich plan to reduce the power of the courts.
Think about what this means.  If corporations can spell out what you should do in the presidential election, why stop there?  You’ll be getting direction on any number of policies that you need to support.  More accurately, you will be told that you need to just accept certain things, because your support and your vote won’t actually be needed any more.   Certain things will be frowned upon and if you want to get anywhere, don’t expect it to happen fast (or at all), if you are not a practicing, card carrying, party member.   That’s where this is headed.
As it is today, “western democracy” is probably becoming limited to Canada.   Going forward, when anyone claims we need a bigger stronger military to help foster the growth of democracy abroad, we need to set the record straight.   We need to use any power we have left to demand that the first priority is to restore democracy here at home.  Until that happens, we have no credibility to stay in Afghanistan and we certainly have no business getting involved in an Arab spring in Syria, Iran, or anywhere else.  There is no reason for us as citizens to pay for such an undertaking – and we won’t rise for any corporate anthem.

Mitt Romney Encouraged Business Owners To Advise Employees How To Vote –

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/17/mitt-romney-employees-voting_n_1975636.html

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In a story intended to slam the media, Patrick Caddell of Fox makes a convincing case against Citizens United

“Now, let me tell you: There’s nobody that hands—no stranger gives you $100,000 and doesn’t expect something in return, unless you live in a world that I don’t.”  Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/09/29/mainstream-media-threatening-our-country-future/#ixzz27y1hget1

The point is that regardless of what some  may say, it’s obvious to most people in this world that money is given with an expectation.   Either this is also true in the case of Citizens United, or people need to concede that money paid for a speaking engagement does automatically result in bias and it’s all part of free speech.  In other words, you can’t have it both ways.

Is it even necessary to point out that Mitt has tripped on his own tongue yet again?  He’s going to have to walk this back, or at the very least drop it uietly once his handlers realize that he is making arguments against Citizens United.  They don’t want a debate to take place, so the best they can do is come up with some kind of diversion to get the subject off of this – and fast.

Romney: Teacher contributions to politicians should be limited

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57520009-503544/romney-teacher-contributions-to-politicians-should-be-limited/?tag=re1.channel