Was A Coup d'état Hatched Under Those Eloquent Supreme Court Robes?

What is the best way to overthrow a Democracy? That's a question few of us would consider, because the vast majority of us love Democracy. However it's a question some would consider because Democracy gets in their way when it comes to gathering power and enriching themselves.

Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling
by the Supreme Court, in my opinion , was a brilliant Coup d'état. Normally a Coup d'état is the sudden, illegal deposition of a government. This (Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling by the Supreme Court) Coup d'état will not be sudden, but will be just as deadly. It will allow Corporate America establish their dominance over our political system and kill the Democracy so many Americans have fought and died to preserve.

like I said, in my opinion, this was a was a brilliant Coup d'état. Many people praised the ruling and the Republican Party is currently benefitting from it. Divide and conquer, it works every time and the Republican electorate has embraced this Coup d'état for the short term benefits, tons of Corporate money for TV ads, mail-outs, etc against their Democratic opponents. What the Republicans don't seem to get is this: Corporate America could care less about your life, liberty, pursuit of happiness and or your guns.

The Supreme Court ruling on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission will change America forever, unless it is overturned and that don't seem to be something that will happen in the foreseeable future. Corporations, thanks to our Supreme Court, will be able, in time, to take us to war, if it's profitable for their share holders. They will be able to pass legislation to slop at the federal trough, if it's profitable for their share holders. They will be able, through legislation, to levy taxes on us to enhance their Corporate needs, if it's profitable for their share holders. And yes they will be able to take your guns if they feel your guns are a threat to their power and profits.

Bloomburg Law
Justice John Paul Stevens dissenting opinion excerpt: At bottom, the Court's opinion is thus a rejection of the common sense of the American people, who have recognized a need to prevent corporations from undermining self-government since the founding, and who have fought against the distinctive corrupting potential of corporate electioneering since the days of Theodore Roosevelt. It is a strange time to repudiate that common sense. While American democracy is imperfect, few outside the majority of this Court would have thought its flaws included a dearth of corporate money in politics.

John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton had this to say about power: "Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely." With that quote in mind I'll sign off with this: Our Supreme Court handed absolute power to Corporate America and that was, in my opinion, absolutely corrupt.

 

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