For this discussion, your instructor will divide the class into groups of four to five students. Read the assigned text chapter, as well as the following articles: How Citizens United Changed Politics, in 7 Charts and Corporate Politics, Governance, and Value Before and After Citizens United. Pay particular attention to pp. 304â€“315 of the text.
Then address the following questions within your small group discussion workspace. Post your personal ideas first and then as a group arrive at a consolidated opinion.
- Should the First Amendment protect corporate political expression? Why or why not?
- If not, where should you draw the line for corporations between freedom and restrictions?
- If you were in charge of government relations at a business, what strategies would you now employ, in light of the Citizens United decision, to advance your position?
Address the question in bold.