We need Citizens United
So I am reading through articles today on AOL run Propeller (much better than Digg…) about how our Supreme court is allowing the creation of a Corporate democracy. In other words, corporations-and most of all the richest 1%-determine everyone’s destiny.
That’s not how democracy is supposed to work. Corporate democracy is the first stages of an oligarchy, is it not?
So what brought this to my attention? An article in The Hill reports that a nationwide poll from Quinnipiac found that 79 percent of respondents disapprove of the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission case.
“The Court essentially ruled that corporations and unions are entitled to free speech and, therefore, could contribute funds directly to a political candidate. Opposition to this decision was strong across the political spectrum, according to the poll.”
“The poll also found that 78 percent of voters think the Court allows political views to enter into their decisions.”
So after reading a bit of background provided on People For the American Way, I learned that this is not new, but progressively getting worse and needs to be stopped.
I am not one to get on a soapbox, but I like to spread the word.
It is our Country, right?