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  • Introduce personality of movie
  • Anticipate preliminary rebuttal / Teach audience what to look for
  • Anticipate:
  • "Liberals hate America"
  • "Sore Loser"
  • "Bitter smear campaign"
  • State thesis of the movie

  • Key Elements of style
  • Irreverance
  • Accuracy
  • Tempered vitriol
  • The right of voting for representatives is the primary right by which all other rights are take away this right is to reduce a man to slavery.." - Thomas Paine, 200 years ago.
  • History of corporate involvement in politics
  • Prior to 1886 - when, law schools incorrectly tell law students, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that corporations are "persons" with equal protection and other "human rights" - it was illegal in most states for corporations to involve themselves in politics at all, much less to service the core mechanism of politics
  • And during the era of Teddy Roosevelt, who said, "There can be no effective control of corporations while their political activity remains," numerous additional laws were passed to restrain corporations from involvement in politics.
  • Wisconsin, for example, had a law that explicitly stated:
"No corporation doing business in this state shall pay or contribute, or offer consent or agree to pay or contribute, directly or indirectly, any money, property, free service of its officers or employees or thing of value to any political party, organization, committee or individual for any political purpose whatsoever, or for the purpose of influencing legislation of any kind, or to promote or defeat the candidacy of any person for nomination, appointment or election to any political office."
  • The penalty for violating that law was dissolution of the corporation, and "any officer, employee, agent or attorney or other representative of any corporation, acting for and in behalf of such corporation" would be subject to "imprisonment in the state prison for a period of not less than one nor more than five years" and a substantial fine.