That’s right! Now China, Saudi Arabia and even Bin Laden can influence our elections.
The Court’s decision is far, far more dangerous to U.S. democracy. Think: Manchurian candidates.
We’ll never know.
And remember when I posted on New Year’s day about Koch Industries: Why the oil & gas industry manipulates global warming news.
Congressional investigators found that in crucial swing races, Democrats had fallen victim to a flood of last-minute attack ads funded by a group called, “Coalition for Our Children’s Future.” The $25 million that paid for those ads came, not from concerned parents, but from a corporation called “Triad Inc.”
Evidence suggests Triad Inc. was the front for the ultra-right-wing billionaire Koch Brothers and their private petroleum company, Koch Industries. Had the corporate connection been proven, the Kochs and their corporation could have faced indictment under federal election law. As of today, such money-poisoned politicking has become legit.
So it’s not just un-Americans we need to fear but the Polluter-Americans, Pharma-mericans, Bank-Americans and Hedge-Americans that could manipulate campaigns while hidden behind corporate veils. And if so, our future elections, while nominally a contest between Republicans and Democrats, may in fact come down to a three-way battle between China, Saudi Arabia and Goldman Sachs.
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Not only do we residents not have any protection from state agencies–this posting is just another examply of why the court system also stinks to high heaven. No help from the courts.
Gary Fisher says
I wonder, is it appropriate to say "activist judge" at this moment?