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The Supreme Court handed over our political system to corporate power, and now some lawmakers are fighting to get it back.
Democrats in Congress are fighting to undo, or at least mitigate, the potential damage wrought by the Supreme Court in its Citizens United decision, an example of right-wing judicial activism that has the potential to put the final nail in the coffin of American self-governance and turn over our elections to multinational corporations.
Originally posted by damwel
Allowing super rich corporations to feed billions to a candidate is not freedom of speech, it's control by the rich.
Watch what politicians fight this rep or dems and you have a list of who is corporate controled.
“They wanted to hear the possibility that that’s the way the constitution would read to them,” said Grayson. “So they picked an issue out of the air that nobody had conceived of [as a First Amendment case] because 100 years of settled law meant that corporations cannot buy elections in America, and they not only allowed corporations to buy those elections, but they made it a constitutional right.” He called the decision “a tragedy for us all,” as “corporations now have rights that human beings can never have.”