The End Of Democracy As We Know It?
Corporations Granted Control of US Government
For the past 4 months I have discussed an issue greater than universal health care, our economic crisis, or domestic terrorism. Very few have paid attention to one of the most damaging Supreme Court rulings made in the history of this country. Why? Because the debate surrounding the long-term assault on democracy caused by the US Supreme Court’s decision to strike down federal restrictions on corporate political spending would cause even the least active citizens to cringe and rebel.
"...Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth”
-- Abraham Lincoln
This statement by Abraham Lincoln became nothing more than a famous quote on January 21st 2010 as corporations will now hold the power of appointing and removing from office candidates of their choice. The American people will become nothing but pawns in a financial free for all controlled by the wealthiest Americans. It doesn’t matter where you sit on the political merry go round or what party one pledges allegiance, your voice has become nothing more than a sound bite for media defining corporate sponsored political insurgence.
As of January 21st 2010 the will of the people will give way to the desires of corporations. Corporate money will determine congressional voting patterns, political appointments, party agendas, and Presidential elections. Would we as a people find ourselves in the midst of a health care reform debate if the healthcare industry was able to dictate the terms by defaming those against it and promoting those who support them with no financial restrictions? Is this the America we want to live in? Then again do we really have a choice at this point?
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