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Money in Politics

12/19/11 | by [mail] | Categories: culture/news

The conclusion of the dissenting opinion by Justice Stevens in the case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission:

At bottom, the Court's opinion is thus a rejection of the common sense of the American people, who have recognized a need to prevent corporations from undermining self government since the founding, and who have fought against the distinctive corrupting potential of corporate electioneering since the days of Theodore Roosevelt. It is a strange time to repudiate that common sense. While American democracy is imperfect, few outside the majority of this Court would have thought its flaws included a dearth of corporate money in politics.


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Hence the reason I felt the OWS protests were so necessary. It’s a shame that their demands have been so muddled and varied. This is the primary issue as far as I’m concerned.

Kim [Visitor]12/22/11 @ 07:51

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