As a blog entry on Newsweek put it,
The Supreme Court's controversial decision to lift restrictions on corporate spending on political campaigns rested in part on the notion that constitutional free-speech provisions should apply to corporations as well as to individuals. For the court's purposes, corporations are akin to people.
Yes, corporations are people too! That's why Murray Hill Inc. is running for Congress. Until now, corporations had to rely on campaign contributions, influence peddling and high-priced lobbyists to get their way in Congress. But now, thanks to an enlightened Supreme Court, corporations can eliminate the middle-man and run for office themselves.
I appeared on MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan show, and Designated Human Eric Hensal and I were on the Alan Colmes radio show, among other media. From Marketplace to the Atlantic Politics Channel, the New York Times to the Evenimentul Zilei, and hundreds of blogs, websites and online publications, our campaign is catching fire.
Voters and patriotic citizens everywhere understand that the greatness of America rests in the boardrooms, country clubs and Lear jets of America's great corporations. People realize that in Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission, the Supreme Court was opening the next frontier in civil rights. Corporations have been vilified, discriminated against, and slandered on bumper stickers --but Murray Hill Inc. sees a new day dawning.
Volunteer to support our campaign in your community--even if we're not on the ballot there. It's only a matter of time before a corporation in your home town follows our lead--or until it all gets bought by China.
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