Tag: Citizens United

U.S. Democracy is Dying from Voter Neglect

For a nation that proudly portrays itself as the protector of democratic principles, we have done an incredibly lousy job of practicing what we preach. The result is that U.S. democracy is dying from neglect. For instance: We have a party (Republicans) devoted to making it harder, not easier for all the people of America…

Citizens United: GOP Wet Dream Turns Into Trump Nightmare

One important element of the years during which Barack Obama was President will be the historical conservative overreach that could very well lead to the collapse of the national-level Republican Party. And it all started with a Supreme Court case that proved to be rat poison that Republicans eagerly swallowed, thinking it was sugar. The…

The U.S. Debt and Monsters Under the Bed

Unless you are one of about 10,000 people in the entire United States, whatever you think you know or what you have “learned” from network “news” about the nature, cause and effect, or owners of U.S. debt…more than likely you are wrong. Not that it’s your fault. With all the misinformation being disseminated by lazy…

The United States of Political Corruption via Citizens United

The framers (I just can’t bring myself to call them the Founding Fathers…some of them were only seventeen years old) debated the consequences of political corruption at the Constitutional Convention in 1787, and Americans have been arguing about it ever since…until Citizens United. What were once called bribes or graft, gifts to politicians are now…

Hey SCOTUS/GOP-Money is Property not Speech

Today the U.S. Senate voted on Senate Joint Resolution 19, a constitutional amendment that would once again allow the federal and state governments to place limits on political campaign spending because our illustrious Supreme Court doesn’t know the difference between free speech and property. That said, the “Democracy for All” amendment merits passage. The reason that it won’t…

Are The Economic Elite Winning Against The 99%?

As much as it pains me to consider this, I have to ask myself; are the Economic Elite–who have benefited the most from American freedoms–winning the war against the 99%, the progressive alliance and its subsets of women, minorities, LGBT, and poor? Many points along the timeline in American history exhibit the divergence between the people…

Citizens United-The Destruction of Our Democracy : Part 1

Having witnessed the current cycle political campaigns more closely than i normally would, (and with the dog and pony shows known as political conventions thankfully over) we are in the home stretch of this year’s election cycle. As such, I’d like to address one, Citizens United, of two (the other is voter suppression in a…