United States, Inc.

I’ve followed the Supreme Court over the years, intrigued with the end result of the legislative process, and have watched with interest the glacial ebb and flow of the highest court in the land. Its quite fascinating to see how the SCOTUS works, and the way their decisions impact Americans, be it good or bad. The one thing that can guarantee a president’s legacy for decades to come.

On Thursday, the SCOTUS belched out a pretty big whammy, or a big victory if you’re Wal-Mart, AIG, Goldman-Sachs, Berkshire-Hathaway or any huge company seeking to wield political influence. They overturned the century ruling, and as of Thursday, government may not ban political spending by corporations in candidate elections.

What does this mean? Average Joe and Jane will be subject to the millions upon millions of big bucks that big business will dump on us via the media for their cherry-picked candidate.

How can we take on corporate America? Most Americans don’t give a shit. But copious amounts of letter writing, and voting out of office any politician that bows to big business instead of their constituents. I pray that Americans are smarter than that, and will vote their conscious instead of their brand loyalty.


~ by maringouin on Saturday, January 23, 2010.

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