Monday, June 25, 2012

Supremes tighten corporate personhood screws

Surprised? Knowing this rogue Supreme Court, I'm not.

The Citizens United case in 2010 was a battering ram for fascism, as it declared that corporations are people and allowed them to make unlimited political contributions. And we've seen the result of that. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court drove the knife in even further by declaring that this ruling is binding on the states. Today's ruling was 5 to 4, with the usual quintet in the majority. They were of course the same 5 responsible for the 2010 decision.

Aren't these Justices part of the same political clique that's always babbling about "states' rights"? This is yet another case of "states' rights for me, not for thee." The Tenth Amendment was pulped by the Supreme Court today.

Today's ruling arose from the state of Montana's attempt to enforce its 1912 law against corporate campaign spending. The Montana Supreme Court had ruled 5 to 2 that the state law was intact. The 2 dissenters said they would have voted with the majority if the U.S. Supreme Court hadn't been breathing down their necks. Approximately half of the states (including Kentucky) rightly joined Montana in the resulting federal case.

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has predictably gutted Montana law, Montana and the rest of the states should defy today's ruling. It's a fact that the U.S. Supreme Court presently is not duly constituted, for the Bush crime family stacked it. Submission is cowardice.


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