As of last month, number of years since the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Citizens United v. FEC, which lifted limits on money in politics and led to an explosion in the number of outside spending groups that are supposed to operate independently of campaigns and parties and aren't subject to rigorous disclosure rules: 8
Exactly so! Big-money has subverted our electoral processes (even more) to the point of criminality! Equating wealth with “free speech” is an obvious corruption, to me at least, that has driven politicians and parties, candidates and Congress, debate and legislation, into the corrupting arms of those who control vast wealth, and AWAY from the people!
The “Citizens United” decision was the pre-meditated vehicle that accelerated the demise of our free republic to “bring the many under the domination of the few!”! Citizens united is a euphemism for domination Of, By and FOR great wealth and its power, NOT “citizens” or “unity”!
If money equals free speech, those who control vast wealth are more equal than others - those that do not control wealth, and to accept that BS “free-speech” argument is complicity. Unequal wealth distribution equals unequal representation!
When wealth can drive the dialogue, fund groups and candidates, buy adverts/manipulate media and legislation (like the trump “tax-cuts”), it forces the American people to divert billions every election to counter that unequal manipulation - that was the clear intent (and outcome) of CU, to deliver our democratic processes and outcomes to wealth and the relative few who accumulate it to obscene degree to spend on favorable candidates and legislation to benefit themselves!
How is that not a crime of vast proportions!?
It is “so” true that Wealthy Campaign Donors and Money in Politics are the underlying causes of Corruption in Government, however, let us all remain laser focused on system that is the recipient and has been the enabler of all of the corruption for all of our lives:
The Parties Of The Duopoly.
Democrats and Republicans.
These two parties are the enablers, the generators of all the Violence all over the Globe through their support of the Military Industrial Complex, they together pit us all against each other so that one or the other party rules and makes themselves rich off the backs of us, the “unwitting accomplises” to their fraudulent representation of us.
When will a voice from outside make us “all” realize how we have been used to destroy our Democracy?
I believe the influence of money in our political system is clearly the number one issue that needs to be resolved.
When poling shows repeatedly that a majority of citizens of this country favor things like universal health care and “free” (taxpayer funded) college education, yet elected officials “can’t” / won’t deliver, it is obvious who they really represent, and it is NOT the will of We the People.
Until this system of BRIBERY is eliminated, no meaningful progress will be made.
How do we accomplish this?
Do we have to bribe politicians to stop accepting bribes?!
If money is the root of all evil, those with most money are the most evil.
Are Steyer and Musk anomalies?
One of the most egregious offenses against the common folk that has ever been formulated. Even though it was a Supreme Court clerk’s error it became the basis of law. Until this putrid law is dismantled by the common people this country is screwed. Don’t expect your elected politicians to do any meaningful challenging. This is a crime against the “commons” and the people.