Today, in a stunning decision, the Roberts Court opened the floodgates to out-of-control corporate and union spending in elections. This wrong-headed ruling doesn’t just disrupt the way elections work. It poses a direct and immediate threat to the vibrancy of our democracy.
An already corrupt system that made it hard for citizens to have a voice could become a chaotic free-for-all in which ordinary people’s voices will be permanently drowned out of the electoral process.
Only a popular uprising in response to this decision can save the day. Everything you and Common Cause have fought for is on the line.
More here from NPR. Money is freedom. Money is free speech. The more money you have the more freedom and free speech and political power, and the more justice you can buy. So we the people live Wealth Bondage and wave our flags with delight as our children, mostly the poor, go off to war to advance Freedom. There is good reason that the phrase social justice is now taboo. It reminds us of an era when ordinary people stood up for their rights as citizens, each of us the equal of any corporation under law. We don't, can't, won't assert our rights in mounting protests, and now we pay the price that disorganized patsies always play when concentrated power takes their measure. Note: Nothing in this post is meant to be disrespectful of things as they are. As a grantee of Wealth Bondage, I am sure there are two sides to this story. I congratulate Wealth Bondage on their Supreme Court Victory. Democracy is Game over, I guess. But maybe the polictical ads will be of higher quality now that they can be financed to infinity. I don't mind being ruled by propagandists, but I do prefer high production values, and star power.