Purpose of Money

Money is for getting people to do things they would not otherwise do, an inducement, a bribe. The supreme court in its Citizens United decision ruled that corporate bribery of politicians with unlimited funds was legal. They claimed any limit on the amount was an infringement of free speech, a form of censorship. Freedom of speech guarantees you the right to speak your mind, not to an infinitely large megaphone that drowns out everyone else. An arbitrarily loud voice unfairly impinges on the right of others to free speech. They did not consider that. They conveniently refused to consider that the money was also a bribe. But, of course, they are as corrupt as George W. Bush who appointed John Roberts, the lead justice.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)