Friday, January 22, 2010

As Much Free Speech As You Can Pay For

The supreme court ruling which came out regarding corporate spending, not limiting the money corporations can spend in the political process,  is a fraud and a scandal.  It fails to recognize the fundamental fact that the nature of corporate entities to acquire and concentrate capital far accedes the ability of individuals to do so.  It in fact limits the free speech of individuals and amplifies whatever message business wants to promote turning the arena of politics into just another marketing platform.  Even more so than it was before.

Allowing corporations to spend at will in the political process dilutes the participation of the common citizen to the point of being inconsequential.  The groans and cries for relief from the people will be drowned out by the shrill shilling of the business special interest.

America is no longer a democracy.  It is a country where the will of the people has been suborned to the will of big business.

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