Now that The Donald has hired "Citizens United" CEO as his Deputy, do you appreciate that Money really is Freedom of Speech, and?
all his money is has more freedom than your speech......ya, sure shows now that The Donald is a man for the people.....Koch Bros and Adelson back Citizens United......Where do I hang the "I'm For Sale Sign" on The Donald?
- Weasel McWeaselLv 74 years agoFavorite Answer
well *someone* has to pay off Donalds Russian Obliarch loans..........
I mean, I hear those guys get nasty when you stiff them, like Donald stiffs all his creditors.
- Anonymous4 years ago
Everyone has the freedom to speak.
Not everyone has the freedom to be heard equally.
This is like the progressive desire for equality of outcome. We aren't designed that way, nor should we be. Equality of opportunity, and then you let ability and resources take you the rest of the way. Some people are better "speakers". They are better at convincing you they are right. They have better rhetorical skills. They will be "heard" better. Does than mean that less gifted people no longer have freedom of speech?
Similarly, money is little more than a manner to amplify speech. Someone using it to get their speech out to more people does not limit someone else's freedom of speech. But, again, Progressives demand equality of outcome, not equality of opportunity. undoubtedly, they will argue that money gives a greater opportunity to speak. They would be wrong. It gives a greater opportunity to be heard, a "right" not guaranteed anywhere.
Ideally, in the marketplace of ideas, the content mattes more than the volume. The fact that some people are swayed by the volume is not the fault of the speaker, it is the fault of the listener. Again, progressives would demand some sort of equal outcome, and otherwise handicap those who they think somehow taint that outcome, because they are louder, or smarter, or more polished in their delivery. The problem, then is not the speaker, it is, again, the listener.
So, back to this inane whine (and there is no actual question in it), his money has no more freedom than anyone else's. Money benefits from the stupidity of the electorate, not from any greater right to speak.
And the irony of a Clintonian partisan complaining about money in a campaign in which the Clintonians have outspent the Trump campaign almost twenty five to one is rich indeed.
- electricpoleLv 74 years ago
Nary a word about similar methods and ways of the Clintons, or any one else in the political arena for that matter.
Being "political" means a willful manipulation of the facts, changing some, suppressing others,
- jeeper_peeper321Lv 74 years ago
Koch brothers are supporting Hillary
so I guess we know who the evil canidate is !!!
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- ZhuLv 64 years ago
Well, Money talks, ******** walks.