Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Corporate Court

The photo above was included in the February e-mail newsletter put out by the People for the American Way. It is, of course, referring to the Supreme Court ruling (Citizens United) which gives corporations the right to spend unlimited amounts of money in order to influence politicians.

Here's an excerpt:

In 1816, Thomas Jefferson wrote in a letter, "I hope we shall... crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and to bid defiance to the laws of our country."
The Court, by a one vote margin, kicked open the door for unlimited corporate money in our elections with its radical reinterpretation of the First Amendment. While there's some good legislation out there that would mitigate the damage, the only way to undo the harm of Court's ruling completely is with a constitutional amendment. And support for an amendment is growing.

You can sign a petition in support of such an amendment right here.

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