Saturday, January 23, 2010

Awful Supreme Court Decision

I haven't written for a long time, but I am just kind of beside myself. The supreme court just set aside a century of legislation and legal precedent to allow unrestricted corporate meddling in the political process. I think this will be viewed as an absolute cataclysm. The 5 conservative justices should be ashamed of themselves. The stupidity of this should be absolutely apparent to all but the most idiotic. The reasoning assenine on two levels:
1. Corporations are not human beings and therefore do not have individual rights
2. Money does not equal speech
This essentially legalizes the most expansive bribery and destroys democracy. And apparently its not just federal, but state and municipal. So forget about standing up to corporations in your hometown when it comes to zoning, etc.
Other countries have completely banned lobbying of any kind, very successfully. What the heck is wrong with us?

2 comments:

lara said...

well put, my dear.

Victoria and Mark said...

Yes, I echo everything you said. It is truly the beginning of the end.