posted on May, 17 2012 @ 02:49 PM
Hey there ATS. I stumbled across this article this morning, shared via Facebook from a relative of mine. I found this to be a rather interesting
insight into the corruptional influence that Big Corporations have on our political and electoral systems.
Citizens United. This is the 2010 Supreme Court case that shocked America, influenced an election, and reversed over 100 years of campaign finance
laws. In this case, corporations were declared as people and as such declared to have the same rights as people do. It also opened the doors for
corporations to pour unprecedented amounts of campaign donations into elections, and what’s more, these donations can be totally secret.
Corporations can now literally and legally buy elections and shape the government like never before in our nation’s history.
Moving along, there are some interesting quotes from Jefferson and Adams reguarding Big Banks (Also Corporations).
“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and
corporations that will grow up around them (around the banks), will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on
the continent their fathers conquered.”
“Banks have done more injury to the religion, morality, tranquility, prosperity, and even wealth of the nation than they can have done or ever
will do good.”
The truth is, Money can be a motivator towards greed and corruption just as we are witnessing today. It seems as though TPTB can blatanly admit this
corruption, and we are somehow supposed to accept the way things be.
The way things be is a completely different thread... we will not go into that here
I would like to hear fellow members thoughts. I feel this article has some very strong and valid points. Also, keeping in mind that the author
obviously runs under a Democrat label, and since to a majority of us, political parties, allbeit Democrat or Republican are one in the same. Both are
paid to wage votes.... the sad fact is... laws and government policies are BOUGHT with lobbyists offering up the money they saved.... because they
can.... because they get so many darn "Tax Breaks" and because, IMO they are without any integrity for the well being of the American people.
Enjoy the read, and have a great day ATS!
My apologies for getting you all worked up when initially creating this thread and NOT including the
Guess I was somewhat nervous since it is not often I create
threads. Shoot... I don't post very much period as I often prefer to read threads created by other members.
5/17/2012 by forall2see because: (no reason given)
edit on 5/17/2012 by forall2see because: Added Link