- Corporations are not people. No one should have to explain this. Corporations do not vote, they do not fight and die for our nation, and they do not have consciences or beliefs.
- It's bad enough that they spend millions on lobbyists to influence politicians. Corporations should not be able to control our elections, too.
- The founders of our country certainly did not consider corporations to be people. Corporations aren't even mentioned anywhere in the Constitution. America was founded as a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.
- The American people won't get a fair shot until we have a government by and for all of us -- not bought and paid for by Wall Street, Big Oil, and corporate lobbyists.
- When corporations can use their massive profits to secretly cut multi-million dollar checks to bankroll politicians, how are regular Americans with small dollar donations supposed to be heard?
- There was a reason our country restricted corporations from using their money to meddle in politics for more than a century: to prevent corruption and protect our free and fair elections. But Citizens United undid all that.
- An American company is accused of hacking phones of ordinary Americans, including families who lost loves ones in 9/11.
- Evidence suggests that News Corp. may have broken U.S. laws, and American companies are not above the law, even when it's broken overseas. Our laws matter and we must enforce them.
- News Corp. has spent millions of dollars buying influence in American politics and thousands of hours of airtime tilting the playing field in favor of their political agenda - we have good reason to protect ourselves from their wrongdoing and hold them accountable if they broke the law.
- There have already been more than a dozen arrests, convictions, or resignations as a result of the News Corp. scandal. We need to find out if our laws were broken. That's what investigations are for.
- The FBI and the Department of Justice have already launched investigations into allegations that News Corp. hacked the phones of 9/11 families, but that isn't enough.
- Evidence suggests that the wrongdoing goes much further -- that warrants investigation by all relevant agencies and committees, which some Democratic and Republican Members of Congress have already courageously called for.
- News Corp.'s misconduct is not a partisan issue. Republicans and Democrats, the 9/11 families whose phones were allegedly hacked, and more than a hundred thousand Americans are demanding answers.
- Even News Corp.'s own shareholders are suing Rupert Murdoch for using company resources for "personal and political objectives," saying that this scandal shows a "culture run amuck within News Corp and a Board that provides no effective review or oversight."
- News Corp. stands alone because they allegedly bribed law enforcement and hacked thousands of phones, and they're the only company to be accused of criminal behavior so far.
- If other media companies did the same, we should hold them accountable as well.
- Koch is being singled out because they bribed public officials, secretly sold to Iran, and poisoned children!
- The whistleblowers aren't the ones who lied to regulators, bribed public officials, and sold to terrorist-sponsoring Iran -- Koch did. And then they fired the employee who sounded the alarm.
- Facts are facts -- not even the Koch Brothers' PR people can change them. And the facts tell us the Koch Brothers are doing just about anything to make a buck at our expense.
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