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“Make ’Em Pay!”

This article has been posted on The Huffington Post on 7/18.

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Corporations and the wealthy are trying to buy elections from “the people.

What’s the cost to purchase the Presidency today, or a Senator or two? Or maybe a Representative or Supreme Court Judge?

Hell, what does it cost to buy the whole damn Congress; or at least a majority of it?

The Citizens United ruling, rendered by a suspect Supreme Court, has allowed our democratic elections to be sold to the highest bidder, and with it our democracy — our freedom.

How does this effect our future?

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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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