“The Best Democracy Money Can Buy”January 28, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Posted in House of Representatives, law, politics straight up | 8 Comments
Tags: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, congress, election law, Maryland, Murray Hill Inc., politics, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al-Saud, Supreme Court
Some members of the Supreme Court believe that their ruling in Citizens United case does not allow wholly foreign corporations to buy American elections. But will that stop foreign corporations or countries from doing so?
I would imagine that Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al-Saud of Saudi Arabia — the largest shareholder of News Corp outside the Murdoch family — as well as are many foreign governments, will have no problem influencing American politics thanks to Justices Roberts, Scalia, Alito, Kennedy and Thomas.
Thanks to the Supreme Court ruling, the next step in our country’s downward spiral will be that corporations themselves will run for elected office.
Here is Murray Hill’s first campaign ad: