Daily Wisdom

January 25, 2010

Letter of the Day

This comes from Evan Coyne Maloney at Brain-Terminal.com...

The New York Times is on the receiving end of a very good point:

To the Editor:

In “The Court’s Blow to Democracy” (editorial, Jan. 22), you strenuously disagree with the proposition that “corporations are just like people and entitled to the same First Amendment rights.”

Every day, The New York Times Company exercises its First Amendment right to engage in political speech. Today, it expresses its desire to deny that right to most other corporations.

The Constitution does not permit the government to criminalize speech based on the identity of the speaker. If any corporation has First Amendment rights, all corporations must have First Amendment rights.

Adam J. Kwiatkowski
Baltimore, Jan. 22, 2010

The writer is a lawyer in private practice.

NOTE FROM MR. EYE®: In my humble opinion, the Left is simply outraged over the Supreme Court's decision, because it upsets the "delicate" power balance that has been in place for the last 100 years. Since the Tillman Act was passed in 1907, corporations have been barred from contributing to political campaigns. The Act was later extended to cover labor unions, but somehow (as you well know) the unions have managed to get around those provisions.

So here is the "delicate" power balance that I was referring to:

On the Left -- a near-monopoly of Liberal media outlets controlling the news, in lockstep with a near-monopoly of unions funneling cash to Liberal candidates.


On the Right -- muzzled corporations and individuals.

No wonder the Liberals are frantic. With the Supreme Court's latest ruling, the balance of power might almost be getting near to "fair and balanced". God forbid!

/sarcasm mode = "off"


At 1/25/2010 4:56 PM , Blogger Nylecoj said...

_lgreat letter glad you found it and shared

At 1/25/2010 5:40 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Thanks! Hope all is well.

(:D) Best regards...

At 1/25/2010 7:14 PM , Anonymous mindknumbed kid said...

Great letter! A caller on Rush's show Friday was making the point about how liberals view the white collar folks of corporate America as being a bunch of evil doers who exploit the good blue collar workers and steal their productivity.
I meant to come home and fire off an email to Rush, because as it appears to me, the folks in government are representative of the white collar guys, and we the taxpaying people represent the blue collar workers. However, I do not view corporations as being evil, as they do - but I certainly view liberal tax and spend, over-regulating government as being exactly the way they view big business.

At 1/25/2010 7:43 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Good analogy! I agree with you.

(:D) Best regards...

At 1/26/2010 4:04 AM , Blogger camojack said...

The letter writer makes an excellent point.

At 1/26/2010 8:22 AM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...


(:D) Best regards...

At 2/11/2010 8:33 PM , Blogger radar said...

Thanks for that, great point! They are very fearful of a level playing field because we would kick their butts from here to Cuba!

At 2/12/2010 8:30 AM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...


(:D) Best regards...


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