Here is an aspect of the Citizen's United supreme court decision which is rarely discussed in mainstream media.
Though most of us ATSers understand the unbalanced influence of the Pro-Israel money in the U.S. government, I can only shudder to think what the
implications are of the possibility of unlimited electoral donations by other foreign interests.
What happens when China becomes the biggest donor, will all American industry move to China? Oh wait, that's already happened... I mean, what happens
if criminal organizations become some of the largest donors, will the war on drugs ignore the "head honchos" and concentrate on the petty dealers?
Oh wait, that's already happened... anyhow, you get the drift!?!
I must add the precision that the title (given by the producer of the video) is somewhat misleading in that BOTH Republicans AND Democrats are
described as equal-opportunity vote whores, willing to sell out their country's sovereignty to the highest bidder.
The other thing I would like to add is that this problem is not exclusive to the American political system. Foreign money has incredible influence on
every "free" democracy where elections must be "bought" and paid for by campaign contributions. (NOTE: The irony was intended! As sad a statement
as that is.)
I know that sometimes it feels like beating a dead horse, but the more people can be made aware of how much power money has over politics the more
things are likely to change.
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