Supreme Court Re-Writes Constitution?
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission: Supreme Court Campaign Finance Ruling Expands 'Rights' Of Legal Entities Into Electoral Process
January 21, 2010 / Bronx Buzz NYC.
It seemed the Supreme Court began re-writing the Constitution of the United States today. In an Orwellian fashion, the court ruled that corporations can donate as much money as they want to help elect anyone they want. They speciously argued that to do otherwise is a limit on the First Amendment right of free speech.
Supreme Court Campaign Finance Ruling Makes Legal Entities More Powerful & 'More Equal' Than People
Corporations are not democratically run entities, as our government was intended to be. They are governed by a few people who sit on a board, and run by a few corporate executives who run the corporation from the top of it. These few people control all of the corporate resources owned by the shareholders and direct the efforts of all of the corporation's employees. They already have far greater power and resource than everyone else. To increase their power even further, and to disempower everyone else even more; is exactly the scenario described in George Orwell's book 'Animal Farm', where ultimately some pigs ended up being 'more equal' than everyone else.
Supreme Court Campaign Finance Ruling Diminishes The Power Of People
It has been the empowerment of the people of this nation that has enabled it to be so productive. And it is exactly this sort of creeping disempowerment of the people, that may ultimately lead to its downfall. I would argue that corporations are legal entities, not people. Therefore these entities should not be allowed any role in the electoral process whatsoever, including the donating of any resource to any persons seeking elected office. To allow corporations unbridled influence in the electoral process is essentially to give our government away to powerful interests, thereby taking it away from the people.
Supreme Court Campaign Finance Ruling Re-Writes The Constitution To Include Legal Entities As Supra-Electorate Entities
If the individuals within a corporation wish to donate their time and / or their money, let them do so in the same fashion as everyone else - as individuals, not as 'more equal' legal supra-entities. Let us hope that "a government of the people, by the people and for the people" does not soon become a government "of the corporations, by the corporations and for the corporations". As you can see in the photo above, George Washington was very disappointed with this ruling.
Click here for the Citizens United victory versus the Federal Election Commission in 2010.
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