“Democracy” for Sale!


The Story:

Supreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Campaign Donation Caps

Lawrence Hurley
Reuters
April 2, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday expanded how much political donors can give candidates and parties in federal elections by striking down a key pillar of campaign finance law.

On a 5-4 vote, the court struck down the overall limits on how much individuals can give to candidates, parties and political action committees in total during the federal two-year election cycle.

The ruling leaves in place base limits on how much a donor can give individual candidates and laws that require candidates, parties and political action committees to disclose information about donors.

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This article was posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Poster’s Note:

There you have it, folks! The “big money” wins by a landslide. Is there any more proof that your “vote” means absolutely nothing, when it is the money that talks loudest. It is the money that writes and “lobbys” the choice-legislation, not the “elected law-makers” themselves. ( Who writes our laws??? )

Also: ( As I find more links to trustworthy resources, I will add them here. )

Also interesting,

The “McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform Bill” was also similarly gutted by the SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES in a similar issue of limits to financial campaign contributions. Yet, the provisions that also limited speaking and debating the issues that each candidate stood for, to a limited time-window remained INTACT! – The SCOTUS allowed the big-money contributions with virtually no limits – all of the grounds of “free speech”, but did not afford that same ruling towards the REAL free-speech concerns (like open debates about the candidates’ stances – right up to election day).

So again,

Our so-called “democracy” is for sale!!!

– Rev. Dragon’s Eye
Founder, Temple of The Ancient Dragons

 

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