by Alan Grayson — Thu Jan 21, 2010
In a 5-to-4 decision today, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that corporations have the “right” to spend an unlimited amount of money to influence and manipulate federal elections. The decision overturns more than a century of law and precedent.
“The Supreme Court has decided to protect the rights of GE, Volkswagen, Lukoil and Aramco, at the expense of our right to good government,” Grayson added.
Today, Rep. Grayson called for immediate action on his Save Our Democracy bills. “If we do nothing, then before long, there won’t be Senators from Oklahoma or Virginia, there will be Senators from Citibank and WalMart. Maybe they will wear insignias on their $500 suits, like NASCAR drivers do.”
Question is, do our Legslators have the guts to make use of our Constitutional “Checks and Balances”?
Can the Legslators actually pass laws to reel in the excesses of the Corporate Rights enabling Court?