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Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Amendment to overturn CITIZENS UNITED V. FEC
Speech is free but broadcasting costs money. Five Justices on the Supreme Court couldn't make that distinction. Nor did they notice that corporations aren't born of flesh. The result? They have created immortal gods with unimaginable resources to buy all the government needed to overturn our democracy and dictate according to their commercial interests. The Supreme Court assures that corporate entities can be self-sustaining by giving them preferential "human" rights.
The price tag on democracy in America is already outrageous. In a prior post here, I calculated that during the 2010 election cycle campaign spending amounted to $43,131 per vote cast. In addition, $36,561 was spent by lobbyists and outside interests to influence those elections. (see http://bit.ly/tSBenB ) How much of that total did you donate to those for whom you voted in the last election? How much of that total can the average family afford when campaign expenditures per vote is almost equal to the median household income in America. We have seen the crazy results of all this money and corporate political influence since then in places like Wisconsin, Virginia, Ohio, Michigan and Florida. Every state has been heavily influenced by secret money and corporate agendas since the Citizens United v. FEC. decision.