I For One Welcome Our New Corporate Overlords

As anticipated, the US Supreme Court today officially abolished the inconvenience of democracy for the free market efficiency of plutocracy.  Today’s ruling clears the way for large corporations (considered artificial citizens under the law) to pour unlimited amounts of cash (which equals “free speech” thanks to the disastrous Buckley v. Valeo decision) into electoral campaigns, drowning out the few pitiful remaining voices who spoke out against them.  Look for future decisions to abolish disclosure requirements as well, so you won’t even know the names of the people who are buying your country out from under you.

UPDATE: On ongoing analysis of the decision from the Great and Powerful Kos.

UPDATE 2: Citizens United as judicial activism.

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3 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Hear hear!

  2. We knew it was coming…but…F*CK!

  3. I just don’t understand how anyone in their right mind can read the constitution and somehow twist their minds into thinking that the first ammendment gives companies the same rights as people. Or how the definition of the word speech has been so-broadened so as to include bag of cash.

    This really is a bad thing. Long term, this is going to really do a lot of damage. 😦

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