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June 26, 2012
Supreme Court: Enemy of Democracy
By Rob Kall
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 SCOTUS has become an enemy of democracy
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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