Although the title of this piece suggests a violent nature, the act itself is a conundrum of stupidity, corruption, and deals done under the table; or under our noses.
I am writing, once more, about Citizens United vs. FEC, the decision our highest court made to allow unlimited funds from corporations to be used in all sorts of elections. The power of electing candidates, I think, is the only real power that citizens have. Why not just take that away from them, right? This decision is the most blatant act of greed and corruption that our country has faced.
I know it hasn't gotten as much coverage as Sarah Palin's wardrobe or Obama's birth certificate, but this certainly takes the cake in what has been a political storm of confusion over the span of the millennium. No one is supposed to criticize these men and women, and god forbid a president calls them out in front of the nation, but they have just SOLD your sovereignty and mine, and I'm not just going to sit back and take this one.
We should be rallying through the streets and taking back Washington right now. I don't know when it is going to be to late to repent, but I do know it is going to be soon.
I mean, come'on, they're so predictable now-a-days, our men and women of politics. You dangle a big bag of money for them, you promise to fund their campaigns, you promise them votes, they will bite. All of this in exchange of what? For more secretive banking and trading to go unseen and uncovered. It's in every city of every state. The reach of their corporate power is enormous, and our Supreme Court wants to see their wallets bigger and their whips longer than they are now.
This decision, made on January 21st, ladies and gentlemen, is an act of war.