Friday, January 22, 2010

Free For All

The American Supreme Court -- stacked with a majority of neo-cons by the Bush administration -- just moved to recognize corporations as political persons, quashing more than a century of precedent and giving them the right to unlimited campaign donations & political spending.

Now politicians will truly be bought as never before; to paraphrase one wag, some post office box in the Cayman Islands suddenly has vocal chords loud enough to outshout any citizen's coalition.

It's a sad commentary that here in Canada the CBC National treated this breathtaking development as one of its faits divers in the middle of its program.

To read more about this decision and its implications, check out this report and this column on Huff Post. 

Obama and others vow to enact legislation to counteract it, but, as this article argues, it will be very hard to do.


Pris said...

This really makes me sick to my stomach. It's to the point that I don't even want to think about the news here anymore with the Republicans fighting the Democrats, greedy politicians everywhere and the everyday citizen losing out at every turn while corporate American and rich folk thrive.

Brian Campbell said...

American politics concerns me because the fate of the world hangs in the balance.