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“Supremely Fallacious”

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The High Court has lost its purpose and credibility!

After his incredulous statement, Justice Scalia’s qualifications for wearing the ‘Black Robe’ are once again being challenged. His reference to broccoli was innocuous compared to his newest, racially charged, utterance.

Recent statements by the Italian-American member of the Supreme Court have prompted discourse about his partiality and the damage that one-sidedness has done to the country. The court’s bias is also under constant scrutiny.

But Scalia is not the only Supreme Court Justice whose position’s have come under fire.

Will the court make a big mistake as they near a decision on voting rights?

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“A Harmful Proposition: 32”

California has 11 propositions on the ballot this year!

As in every election, one of the most difficult tasks for voters is wading through the cumbersome initiatives that various organizations place on the ballot.

This year in California there are a few that have become controversial, adversarial, and heavily financed. Californians are inundated by fliers, brochures, and television ads costing millions of dollars funded by Special Interest Groups.

It becomes increasingly difficult to wade through the minutiae to formulate an informed opinion.

So what’s the answer?

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“No Longer Supreme!”

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Respect for the judicial black robe is eroding!

Recent decisions by the Supreme Court have brought the integrity of this court under scrutiny.

From Bush v. Gore, to eminent domain, to Citizens United, to body searches, to ethics problems, a greater number of the nation’s highest court’s rulings defy common sense and judicial principles.

And it could get even worse!

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“The Power of One!”

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Does money in politics subvert our precious democracy?

Would you pay $1.00 per month to get rid of PAC’s, SuperPAC’s, and the ungodly amount of money being funneled into federal political campaigns?

It is estimated that more than $3,000,000,000 will be spent in the 2012 election. Outrageous! The cost of elections has spun out of control and must be reined in.

Money is not the root of all evil, but its corrosive influence was evident in the 2010 elections; a malignancy that will be even more destructive in this electoral cycle.

Though money in politics was a problem long before the Citizens United ruling, the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision desecrated the 1st Amendment and is infecting our democratic elections — the cornerstone of a healthy, vibrant democracy.

So how can we reverse the Supreme Court’s mistake and get money out of politics?

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“The Supreme Joy of Citizens United”

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The Citizens United decision was an egregious blow to democracy.

Republicans applauded the Supreme Court ruling in January, 2010 seeing an opportunity to spend millions of dollars to destroy the liberal message and Democratic candidates without repercussions and incarceration.

They are now feeling the unintended consequences of the wrongful interpretation of law forced on the American people by 5 men in black robes. A partisan attempt to manipulate elections; a dishonorable maneuver that set election law back 100 years.

But, their attempt to influence elections, to legislate from the bench, has backfired!

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“A Supreme Blow to Democracy!”

Last Thursday, five men in black robes set democracy back over 100 years; they signed the death certificate on the 235 year old dream of our forefathers.

They might as well have been wielding axes, swords, and flails for what they have done with a pen to this once great country.

With one stroke of the pen, 5 simple, mortal men have denigrated the 1st amendment. They have stomped all over the graves of far more brilliant men than they. They have sold the American people to the military-industrial complex that former President, Dwight D. Eisenhower, warned us about as he left office.

Five men in black robes: Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice’s Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito, destroyed democracy. For that they should be punished.

With one stroke of the pen they destroyed the heart of democracy, the ability ‘of the people’ to elect their own representatives without interference and manipulation of corporations, and the unregulated proliferation of corporate money.

Over one hundred years ago, in 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt called on Congress to forbid corporations, railroads and national banks from using their money to influence federal elections. His reasons were as patriotic and altruistic—as was his understanding of the potential consequences—as it was visionary. After World War II Congress extended the ban to labor unions.

So what does the Supreme Court decision mean?

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