Part 1: 6 min
[3:14] Any political science fiction nightmare you can now dream up, no matter whether you are conservative or liberal, it is now legal. The people who can make it legal can be entirely bought and sold, no actual citizens required in the campaign fund-raising process.
[4:20] Thanks to Chief Justice Roberts…unless this near mortal blow is somehow undone, within ten years, every politician in the country will be a prostitute.
Part 2: 6:13 min
[0:28] Be prepared then for the bank reforms that President Obama has just this day vowed to enable to be rolled back by his successor, purchased by the banks, with the money President Bush gave them. His successor, presumably President Palin, because, if you need a friendly face of fascism, you might as well get one that can wink, and if you need a tool of whichever large industries buy her first, you might as well get somebody who lives up to that word “tool.”
[3:25] What’re you going to do about it, turn to free-speech advocates? These were the free-speech advocates!
[3:48] His [Floyd Abrams’] argument, translated from self-satisfied legal jargon is that, as a function of the first amendment, you must allow for the raping and pillaging of the first amendment by people who can buy the first amendment.
[4:50] This is a Supreme Court-sanctioned murder of what little actual democracy is left in this democracy. It is government of the people, by the corporations, for the corporations. It is the Dark Ages. It is our Dred Scott. I would suggest a revolution but a revolution against the corporations? The corporations that make all the guns and the bullets?
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We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United, and move to amend our Constitution to:
- Firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.
- Guarantee the right to vote and to participate, and to have our votes and participation count.
- Protect local communities, their economies, and democracies against illegitimate “preemption” actions by global, national, and state governments.