In 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States made a disastrous decision. The Citizens United ruling is one that will be reaping much havoc through our political process. It gives corporations almost the same right to political speech as individuals. The result is no restrictions on corporate money in politics.
Americans should have no fear because politicians work for the people and not special interests. “Corporations are people, my friend,” Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney declared at a campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa in August of 2011. Even better, Romney went on to say with a straight face: “…everything corporations earn ultimately goes to people.”
Really? I don’t think so.
If corporations are people:
- Can I marry Chevron? I assume the corporation would have to be at least 18 years old to make it legal. Marrying an underage corporation is disgusting…
- Can the same type of corporations marry? Maybe in more liberal states than conservative ones.
- Has a corporation ever gotten a speeding ticket? I’ve never seen a corporation pulled over by a cop on Highway 80 in Emeryville.
- Does a corporation have to wait till sixteen years old to drive and deliver goods?
- How do corporations give birth? How much does a typical baby corporation weigh?
- When corporations die, are they buried or cremated? It must be very difficult and expensive to bury a corporation. How in the hell did they bury Enhron?
It appears that citizens are starting to unite against Citizens United. Here are some notable petitions:
The unregulated and obscene amount of money from businesses and multimillionaires has resulted in the corporate takeover of politics in America. It’s time for citizens to take back our political system. Some votes can not be bought including mine…