US Supreme Court Solidifies Corporate Political Takeover

Yesterday, by a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court overturned a 63 years old law designed to limit the the influence of big corporations on elections. It is a legal coup of some sort, similar in nature to  Hitler’s Kristal night. By opening this Pandora’s box, the Supreme Court has just rubber stamped the rise of corporate fascism. Americans will now “elect” the best political candidates money can buy.

The ruling says that corporations can spend as much as they want to support or oppose candidates for President and Congress. Strongly dissenting with the Court ruling were Justices Stevens, Ginsburg, Breyer and Sotomayor.

“The Court ruling threatens to undermine the integrity of elected institutions around the nation”, said Justice Stevens in his dissent statement.

Yesterday’s decision was indeed a legal maneuver orchestrated by an ultra activist Court working on furthering the lock of big corporations on the already shaky US electoral process as opposed to work in the interest of the American people and to safeguard the democratic process.

According to Common Cause, a nonpartisan and nonprofit advocacy organization, founded as a vehicle for citizens to make their voices heard in the political process, the Supreme Court ruling is “The Superbowl of bad decisions for Democracy”.

Common Cause says the decision “create a political crisis” and that the Supreme Court handed down a decision that will enhance the ability of the deepest-pocketed special interests to influence elections and the US Congress.

“The Roberts Court today made a bad decision worse. This ruling allows Wall Street to tap its vast corporate profits to drown out the voice of the public in our democracy. The path from here is clear: Congress must free itself from Wall Street’s grip so Main Street can finally get a fair share,” said Common Cause president Bob Edgar. What is left of our democracy is now under attack by the  institution which is supposed to protect it: The US Supreme Court.


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