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The supreme court has shown, with it's overturning of a 100 year old Montana law preventing corporate intervention in elections that it is systematically making elections in the US meaningless. When corporations can outbid the people in buying media coverage, when the richest candidate can buy his way into a primary, as Romney did, when foreign money can flood into elections,  the supreme court has become an enemy of democracy. 

We must fight this every way we can, non-violently.

Chris Hedges says the way to do it is with protests and civil disobedience. He and Kevin Zeese say, and I totally agree, that electoral politics are a distraction that don't work anymore. Sure, go vote for the lesser of two evils-- there are very few people in America who do not see their vote as such-- but also engage in non-electoral activism. 

that's a start. We have to figure out a way to end this reign of terror against democracy, honest voting and the middle class. We cannot stand helplessly, idly by while total scum-- Alito, Scalia, Thomas-- routinely sell out the American people. 

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First................................................ by terry smythe on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 9:21:33 AM
Books for the progressive reader!e-bay fah451bks.c... by Paul Del Gatto on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 9:24:34 AM
"Enemy of Democracy"? "Total scum"? Why is the lef... by Tom Stewart on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 9:33:10 AM
If you would like, I could forward to you ... by Hugh Campbell on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 9:43:58 AM
FYI - regarding unions. The Supreme Court, while a... by Janet Gaudiello on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 9:52:03 AM
unions have been systematically beaten to death fo... by Michael Shaw on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 11:51:11 AM
Tracy, at the same time that the right was having ... by James Hadstate on Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012 at 3:26:06 PM
Tom, if that's really your pic, that baby you're h... by 911TRUTH on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 10:46:25 AM
they fought against the worlds largest corporation... by Michael Shaw on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 11:41:35 AM
Unions had money, but none of it millions from for... by John Howes on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 11:59:02 AM
has nothing to do with democracy.  Europeans ... by Maxwell on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 2:22:13 PM
"Total Scum" may be considered hate speech if you ... by Maxwell on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 3:49:57 PM
For demonstrating how you distort words right in f... by Rob Kall on Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012 at 11:17:55 AM
You've hit the nail square on the head, Rob!SCOTUS... by Ernie Messerschmidt on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 9:34:13 AM
Spot on, Bob.  It is an existential crisis.&n... by Steve Justino on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 9:35:03 AM
Citizens United Decision (CUD) equals Conserva... by Hugh Campbell on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 9:37:03 AM
Each one of us is our own worst enemy.Until we all... by Walter J Smith on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 9:45:02 AM
Here's something to consider as part of the soluti... by Ed Bishop on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 9:54:31 AM
that tells you the whole story in a nutshell.... by Michael Shaw on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 12:28:20 PM
and all Congress needs to do is limit the Supreme ... by James Hadstate on Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012 at 3:44:50 PM
We are not a country and government for the pe... by John Randolph on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 10:05:47 AM
Immediately, we need to boycott the corporations t... by Henry Incorporated on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 10:27:26 AM
Voting will remain a joke as long as progressives ... by David McCorquodale on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 10:30:12 AM
... with the term "democracy" there, Rob. As I sit... by Hooker Jay on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 10:36:48 AM
somewhat regulated. Yes there was still graft and ... by Michael Shaw on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 12:09:58 PM
let's not forget tax breaks either!... by Michael Shaw on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 12:14:00 PM
  SC Judges can be impeached by the House of ... by stephen miller on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 11:38:21 AM
It is due time to organize and ignore the totally ... by Philip Dennany on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 11:43:54 AM
today that is becoming harder to define.... by Michael Shaw on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 11:45:32 AM
We need to stop the judicial tyranny that began wi... by Jared Goodman on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 11:50:58 AM
Democracy is the ancillary component of capitalism... by william carlotti on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 1:41:05 PM
Supreme court never was court. It masqueraded to l... by Ethan Hollow on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 1:59:45 PM
Isn't every living thing born with a self-preserva... by SusanTitus Glascoff on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 2:21:16 PM
Just by checking the Senate vote tallies reveals t... by Lance Ciepiela on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 2:25:55 PM
First, there is no statue of limitations for the C... by Richard Girard on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 5:00:00 PM
"the Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdicti... by stephen miller on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 5:15:53 PM
These RATS (Roberts, Alito, Thomas and Scalia) are... by Deborah Dills on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 10:02:01 PM
 Madam,  Has your Father, the Rabbi, eve... by Ad Du on Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012 at 10:14:33 AM
You say  " The supreme court has shown, with ... by Jerry Wesner on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 10:16:35 PM
After the 2000 grand theft of an election (and the... by Monish Chatterjee on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 10:50:35 PM
  For your eyes only, R.K. (not really any... by Ned Lud on Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012 at 7:19:17 AM
I agree Rob, The Republican 5 of the Supreme Cour... by William Huie on Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012 at 10:59:51 PM