Once again, history rhymes. One of the Court’s greatest blunders was the 1857 Dred Scott decision, which legitimized the spread of slavery through all the territories destined for future statehood, thwarting expectations that “the peculiar institution” was on a gradual road to extinction. Outrage at the prospect of permanent dominance by the Slave Power spurred the election of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. It is no exaggeration to say that Citizens United creates the threat of our subjugation to a Money Power, against which democracy must struggle for its very life.
This is why the arbitrary and uncontested power of the Supreme Court is the subject of this special issue of The Nation. The moral: Elections matter. Does anyone think Barry Goldwater would have chosen Thurgood Marshall for the Supreme Court? Or John Kerry, Samuel Alito?
But the battle is on many fronts, and will be won not only by voters on election day but by citizens engaged at every level of democracy and in every peaceful form of protest. The nation imagined by its founders—those authors of “We the People,” who clearly intended this experience in self-government to include the many, not just the privileged few—is under siege by extraordinary concentrations of corporate power and private wealth, aided and abetted by an autocratic judiciary. There can be only one response to this usurpation of democracy: defiance.
Believe half of what you read and nothing of what your told!
I'm not big on copy and paste. You can tell me what and why you think the way you do yourself.
I don't care for big government telling me "Don't do too well or we will take from you and curse you. After all, "You didn't build that." Meaning you got help, and We determine how much you have to pay. I don't like this class warfare. There are socialistic ideals being proposed, and I can't list all the hypocrisy involved. We are free to succeed or fail, and that is what freedom is.
I don't dislike those that succeed, I have earned a good living because of wealthier people. I freely support those that are less fortunate with taxes, church offerings, and charitable contributions. Which is a higher percentage than the very people demanding more.
I believe in livable wages for warranted work. Not raising a family working at McDonalds or minimum wage jobs that were meant for entry level workers. I'll stop here, so my blood pressure stays under control.
Too old to explain again what this country meant to LEGAL immigrants!
the legal immigrants who are coming in now are taken no prisoners they are buying out with the foreign aid money the govt gives them and only hiring their own kind and the illegals. they don’t give a shit about genes they only care about wining this revolution