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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

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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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Submitters Bio:

Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

Rob Kall Wikipedia Page

Over 200 podcasts are archived for downloading here, or can be accessed from iTunes. Rob is also published regularly on the Huffingtonpost.com

Rob is, with Opednews.com the first media winner of the Pillar Award for supporting Whistleblowers and the first amendment.

To learn more about Rob and OpEdNews.com, check out A Voice For Truth - ROB KALL | OM Times Magazine and this article. For Rob's work in non-political realms mostly before 2000, see his C.V..  and here's an article on the Storycon Summit Meeting he founded and organized for eight years. Press coverage in the Wall Street Journal: Party's Left Pushes for a Seat at the Table

Here is a one hour radio interview where Rob was a guest- on Envision This, and here is the transcript. 


To watch Rob having a lively conversation with John Conyers, then Chair of the House Judiciary committee, click hereWatch Rob speaking on Bottom up economics at the Occupy G8 Economic Summit, here.


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Rob's articles express his personal opinion, not the opinion of this website.


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