The United States Supreme Court made a radical decision yesterday. In a 5 to 4 vote, it reversed several generations' worth of policy. It removed all restrictions on corporate political spending. It did this under the guise of ‘freedom of speech’ for corporations as individual entities.
This promises the very antithesis of freedom of speech for individual Americans, whose voices may altogether drown. It favors speech purchased at an ever more exorbitant price. It will not be government by the people for the people, but government by profit, for profit. It advocates the near unlimited purchase of politicians by such as those lumbering giants whose self-interest helped maim the economy. It is a form of might makes right.
“Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.”~ Abraham Lincoln
Or shall it?