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. 304–315 of the text.
Then address the following questions. 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?
In your individual response post to the larger group, state whether you support the position of the other peer groups regarding the Citizens United decision in the case. If so, why? If not, why not? Be sure to provide detailed justification for your response and support in the way of scholarly research cited in APA style.
For additional details, please refer to the Module Four Small Group Discussion Rubric in the Assignment Guidelines and Rubrics section of the course.