The Terrorists Have WonJanuary 21, 2010 at 11:56 am | Posted in Judiciary, Obituary, politics straight up, Reality Bites, terrorism | 1 Comment
Tags: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, corporate overlords, Supreme Court, terrorism
It’s official. Corporations may now openly buy seats in the House, Senate, governorships and the White House.
The court on Thursday overturned a 20-year-old ruling that said corporations can be prohibited from using money from their general treasuries to pay for campaign ads. The decision almost certainly will also allow labor unions to participate more freely in campaigns and threatens similar limits imposed by 24 states.
The justices also struck down part of the landmark McCain-Feingold campaign finance bill that barred union- and corporate-paid issue ads in the closing days of election campaigns.
The illusion that ours was a government of, for and by the people has been thrown aside. We are now officially a government of, for and by Our Corporate Overlords.
Sporting of them to “almost certainly … allow labor unions to participate.”
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UPDATE: You don’t suppose Roberts, Kennedy, Alito, Scalia and Thomas are currying favor with those who have threatened violence against judges who step out of line, do you?