"I hope we shall... crush in it’s birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country" -- Thomas Jefferson (letter to George Logan)
Upon reviewing the decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, I can only conclude that so-called "conservative" justices are very much against a Government Of, By, and For the People--and very much in favor of a Government of, by, and for special interests.
BUSH43 appointees John Roberts and Samuel Alito, BUSH41 appointee Clarence Thomas as well as REAGAN appointees Antonin Scalia and Anthony Kennedy united in judicial activism against any remaining distinction between individual and corporate rights, admitting that only the appearance of republican government was necessary to "conservatives"
Anthony Kennedy remarked:
"That speakers may have influence over or access to elected officials does not mean that those officials are corrupt. And the appearance of influence or access will not cause the electorate to lose faith in this democracy."
Well I'm here to tell you as long as their is a populace foolish enough to even consider a "Republican" for the office of presidency, LOSE FAITH! Because for now you've already lost your republic!
- ► 2012 (8)
- J. Dominic Fisher
- "Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for the profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men: Therefore the people alone have an incontestible unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it." -- Constitution of Massachusettes (1780)