Saturday, September 10, 2011

Citizens United Ruling Eats Citizens' Lunch

The Supreme Court ruling on the Citizens United case, which grants corporations "personhood" is not good for the election process in the US ...if you are merely a human being, that is. If you are a corporation with corrupt practices that need political protection, then you are in luck. In the words of B Jules, political action video producer and performer:
On January 21, 2010, the Supreme Court ruled that corporate funding of independent political broadcasts in elections cannot be limited because it is protected by the First Amendment. The ruling has enabled a flood of corporate and interest-group funded electioneering communications. It will be up to Americans to decide whether this ruling righted a previously unjust limitation or whether it creates unjust and artificial advantages for some citizens over others.
And B Jules' latest work -- watch, it's worth it:

And, now...write your congressional representatives! Tell 'em to legislate this ruling out of existence with campaign finance reform: no corporate money funneled into campaigns. None. Zero. Zip. Zilch.

If you want to know more about what money is going where, pop on over to -- you'll be impressed...

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