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LWW
01-28-2010, 07:53 AM
At the initial ruling of the SCOTUS I had the same claimed misgiving as president Hussein, that this could allow foreign corporations to funnel money into our campaign system.

Luckily, in the day of the internet I scanned the decision and election regulations and found this simply wasn't true as the SCOTUS decision had left intact the ban of foreign individuals and entities donating.

Now, some of my fan club will immediately want to argue because dearest leader told them to believe something, so they will believe it.

Knowing this, I am adding the opinion of a former head of the FEC as well as the relevant regulation:

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Tonight the president engaged in demogoguery of the worst kind, when he claimed that last week's Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. FEC, "open[ed] the floodgates for special interests including foreign corporations to spend without limit in our elections. Well I don't think American elections should be bankrolled by America's most powerful interests, or worse, by foreign entities."

The president's statement is false.

The Court held that 2 U.S.C. Section 441a, which prohibits all corporate political spending, is unconstitutional. Foreign nationals, specifically defined to include foreign corporations, are prohibiting from making "a contribution or donation of money or ather thing of value, or to make an express or implied promise to make a contribution or donation, in connection with a Federal, State or local election" under 2 U.S.C. Section 441e, which was not at issue in the case. Foreign corporations are also prohibited, under 2 U.S.C. 441e, from making any contribution or donation to any committee of any political party, and they prohibited from making any "expenditure, independent expenditure, or disbursement for an electioneering communication... ."

This is either blithering ignorance of the law, or demogoguery of the worst kind.</div></div>

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">(a) Prohibition It shall be unlawful for - (1) a foreign national, directly or indirectly, to make - (A) a contribution or donation of money or other thing of value, or to make an express or implied promise to make a contribution or donation, in connection with a Federal, State, or local election; (B) a contribution or donation to a committee of a political party; or (C) an expenditure, independent expenditure, or disbursement for an electioneering communication (within the meaning of section 434(f)(3) of this title); or (2) a person to solicit, accept, or receive a contribution or donation described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (1) from a foreign national. (b) "Foreign national" defined As used in this section, the term "foreign national" means - (1) a foreign principal, as such term is defined by section 611(b) of title 22, except that the term "foreign national" shall not include any individual who is a citizen of the United States; or (2) an individual who is not a citizen of the United States or a national of the United States (as defined in section 1101(a)(22) of title 8) and who is not lawfully admitted for permanent residence, as defined by section 1101(a)(20) of title 8.</div></div>

Mr President. You have represented yourself to the American people as a constitutional scholar and genius. To come forward and lie in such an obvious manner ... following your obvious lie which congressman Wilson called you on and following your campaign's acceptance of illegal funds from the middle east ... is reprehensible.

<span style='font-family: Arial Black'><span style='font-size: 20pt'> &gt;&gt;&gt;OH DEAR&lt;&lt;&lt; (http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=ZTVkODZiM2M0ODEzOGQ3MTMwYzgzYjNmODBiMzQzZjk=) </span>
<span style='font-size: 23pt'>&gt;&gt;&gt;SAY IT AIN'T SO BARRY&lt;&lt;&lt; (http://vlex.com/vid/contributions-donations-foreign-nationals-19137877)</span>
<span style='font-size: 26pt'>&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;SAY IT AIN'T SO&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt; (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradley_A._Smith)</span></span>

LWW

pooltchr
01-28-2010, 08:07 AM
And you are surprised by this???????

Steve

Qtec
01-28-2010, 09:40 AM
....and you believe LWW! LOL

Q

LWW
01-28-2010, 09:59 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">....and you believe LWW! LOL

Q </div></div>

Truth isn't a malleable concept amongst thinking Americans.

As usual ... if dearest leader tells you to believe something, you believe it.

Doesn't it bother you to wake up every day knowing you are a sock puppet?

Stand up for yourself man.

LWW