Friday, January 22, 2010
Of the corporations, by the corporations, for the corporations
Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court legalized unlimited corporate political bribery. There's simply no other way to look at it.
This link is to a website where you can sign a petition against that ruling. Please take a moment to check it out and sign if you agree. The effort is called "The Campaign to Legalize Democracy." So sad that in America this is now necessary.
Here's what the petition calls for:
* Firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.
* Guarantee the right to vote and to participate, and to have our votes and participation count.
* Protect local communities, their economies, and democracies against illegitimate "preemption" actions by global, national, and state governments.