Tag Archives: Citizens United

Darryl W. Perry: Why Hillary hates Citizens United


Darryl W. Perry is a writer, regular co-host of the nationally syndicated Free Talk Live radio show and anarchist political activist living in New Hampshire. Perry, who currently serves as the vice-chair of the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire, sought the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. The following was published onFPP.ccRead more ...

David Cobb Takes Stance Against Corporate Personhood

In an interesting article regarding the various methods by which citizens are seeking to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision and, more broadly, corporate personhood, Steven Rosenfeld at Salon.com compares different approaches.  Among activists focusing on passing local ordinances with an environmental focus, legal scholars working on constitutional amendments, and others, 2004 Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb speaks representing those trying to build a large movement to revoke corporate personhood and approach the matter in a broad way.  … Read more ...

Green Party Stands United Against Citizens United

On The Wilder Side:

Today – on the one-year anniversary of the Citizens United v. FEC decision that legalized unrestrained corporate spending on federal elections – the Green Party re-affirms its opposition to corporate personhood, corporate speech rights, and corporate control of America’s public spaces, media, and elections.

After the Supreme Court decided in a 5-4 decision to strike down federal laws limiting the use of corporate money for campaign advertising, we predicted “a flood of election season ads promoting corporate-sponsored candidates”.… Read more ...

Matt Welch: ‘The Great Libertarian Conspiracy’

Excerpts from an article by Matt Welch of Reason:

New York Times columnist Frank Rich accused the Kochs of plotting “a billionaires’ coup” to secure “corporate pork,” tax cuts, and a blank check for Wall Street bailouts. “What the Koch brothers have bought with their huge political outlays,” opined Times columnist Paul Krugman, “is, above all, freedom to pollute.”

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Fmr. Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb interviewed about role in ‘Move to Amend’

The interview also includes some of Cobb’s thoughts on the Green Party and a referendum in Florida.  From Creativing Loafing (the unedited interview can be read here):

CL: Tell us about the push to get a constitutional amendment passed to address the issue of corporations.

David Cobb: Let’s begin by acknowledging that people from across the political spectrum, from the left to the right to the center, all agree that corporations have way too much power.

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Ralph Nader: The Case Against Corporate Speech

In an Op-Ed piece for the Wall Street Journal, Ralph Nader writes:

The disparities between individual contributions and available corporate dollars mock any pretense of equal justice under the law. A total of $5.2 billion from all sources was spent in the 2008 federal election cycle (which includes 2007 and 2008), according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

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