The Supreme Court affirms right of rich to buy government influence

| April 2, 2014

We’re all about honesty, so it’s about time someone put it all in the open and let it be known that politics is about being bought and sold. Folks can buy the politicians needed to make the laws they need to profit and if you’re poor, well, these are the breaks. This also means folks can spend unlimited amounts of money to continue to mislead the people and cast their buying and selling of government offices as protecting the people. Remember, these are the same folks who lobby for laws that allow them to pay you less than a living wage (despite Bible teachings that say the “laborer is worth of his wages…”—Luke 10:7, Deuteronomy 25:4, for example). But, what do you expect in a time when folks who should be setting an example of divine living are more concerned about creating legal situations that allow the privileged to get away with immoral behavior? Welcome to the new Roman Empire! (PS. Finally, Brother Thomas has something to say. Did he speak yet?)

One of these days, the masses are going to get hip to the fact that this is an oligarchy and not a democracy. When that day comes, there could be a real revolution—not one led by mindless, gun toting, slogan spitting zombies dead from drinking left or right wing kool-aid (or “tea” in the case of the latter), but by THINKING people acting in their own interest and not as the puppets of oligarchs who show up waving American flags and screaming “Down with them other people!” How’s that for a pipe dream? Truth is, the masses seem all too eager to sell out to these folks who promise them that it’s all going to trickle down to them one day. Meanwhile…

The Supreme Court Has Struck Down Overall Campaign Contribution Limits

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the aggregate campaign contribution limits, thereby opening the door to even more money in the political system.

The 5-4 ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission was penned by Chief Justice John Roberts and joined by justices Anthony Kennedy, Samuel Alito and Antonin Scalia. The decision relies heavily on the assertion in the 2010 Citizens United ruling that influence and access are not a corruption concern.

Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a separate opinion that agreed to strike the aggregate limits, but also called for an end to the entire campaign finance reform system.

The victory for the Alabama businessman and major Republican Party donor Shaun McCutcheon, who was joined by the Republican National Committee in his challenge, means that a single donor will soon be able to contribute millions of hard dollars — in limited contributions — to political parties, candidates and political action committees.

via The Supreme Court Has Struck Down Overall Campaign Contribution Limits.

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