Friday, January 22, 2010

The Supreme Court has really gone and done it this time.

In the holy name of the First Amendment, the five conservative justices on the highest court in our land have pretty much turned our country over to the Almighty Corporation. Companies and unions can now spend money with no limit to support or oppose politicians and issues.

Consider: If a United State Senator thinks the federal government should more closely regulate banks, the banking industry can throw unlimited dollars into a smear campaign against him in the next election. You think the Swift Boating of John Kerry was a disgrace? Well, folks, we ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

This is a disaster for democracy and if conservatives truly believe all that love-of-country rhetoric we keep hearing, they should be just as outraged as the rest of us.

I know that’s expecting an awful lot from the people who fall into lockstep behind any incompetent fool who happens to carry the Republican banner, but perhaps they will see that this time it’s different. This time we are all in trouble.

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