Thank you United States Supreme Court. (Note: You can view every article as one long page if you sign up as an Advocate Member, or higher).
In particular, thanks to the majority of you who voted in Citizens United vs FEC to grant corporations greater First Amendment rights to influence elections.
Thank you, The Roberts Court:
John Roberts Jr.
You have now made my life easier.
You see, for the past dozen years, a relative handful of people across the country have been ranting and raving about the dangers of corporate "personhood."
We've educated, advocated and organized.
We've helped fellow citizens understand how such absurd Constitutional doctrines are destructive to anything remotely resembling democracy, self-governance and self-determination.
We've worked to show how the presence of corporate Constitutional rights was connected to an absence of legitimate elections, affordable health care, a clean environment, good jobs, and all the other issues average people care about.
And we've challenged the legitimacy of private corporate cash in public elections.
Yet for most of the time, our efforts have come across as merely provocative, quaint, historical, or interesting.
Not relevant. Not current. Not appropriate.
Not until now. Thanks to you. Thanks to this decision.
Thanks to this blatant, revolting and in-your-face pronouncement that corporations are virtually identical to human beings when it comes to First Amendment political free speech. Nine unelected appointed-for-lifers extending in perpetuity political free speech rights to entities that exist solely through legal charters imposed by the government of We The People. The average human person with any amount of common sense knows that corporations have no body and no mind. They are not persons. They should have no speech.
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