The Spawn of Citizen’s United
According to AP, the Supreme Court is scheduled to take up a case that will broaden the scope of the effects of the Citizens United ruling. The battle is over the limits on how much an individual can give to political campaigns.
“The justices on Tuesday decided to hear an appeal from Shaun McCutcheon of Alabama and the Republican National Committee. They are arguing that it’s unconstitutional to stop a donor from giving more than $46,200 to political candidates and $70,800 to political committees and PACs.” (AP-HuffPO)
This can go either of two ways: The first is that the Justices have been shamed by their ruling in Citizens United and want to narrow the scope of its effects. The second is that they double down on their first ruling. My money is on the latter which would mean that campaign finance laws essentially will be null and void and the wealthy can literally buy local, state and the federal governments. If this is what the Justices rule, democracy in this country is, for all practical purposes, gone. We, the People, must stand and lift our voices now. We must make it clear that Citizens United and it’s newest spawn cannot and will not stand.
It just might be if we do not act now, that America will be the Land of the Bought and the home of the Fascists.