Why You Need to Care About Citizens United V. FEC

Let’s start with a simple question. Do you want your liberties and freedoms decided by corporate interests?

If you answered “Yes” to the question above, then the result of the Supreme Court decision on Citizens United v. FEC is just the ticket for you. Expect a future where you can work for the company store, buy your food and clothing from the company store, live in company provided housing, and work the hours that your master decides at wages that they determine are just and fair. Your dream of becoming an indentured servant will be answered. You can expect foul air, dirty and contaminated water, GMO laced spoiled food, and little if any time for recreation. Get ready to send your children off to work instead of school. Life will be a dream sweetheart. The odds of you being one of the rich and entitled 1% that controls all of this are minuscule. Don’t expect an invitation to the club. You won’t be getting one.

If you answered “No” to the question above, then you better get on your horse and do something about it. The clock is ticking as millions and millions of corporate dollars are pouring their way into our political system buying every representative and senator up for sale at both the state and local levels. The good news is that lobbyists will soon no longer be necessary as corporations will be buying legislation directly thereby eliminating the need for these middlemen. Our legislators will eat, breathe, and sleep corporate interests at the expense of “We the People.”

America has already turned the corner and is quickly headed back to the days of the robber barons. Corporations are already getting support from our government in terms of tax credits for shipping your job overseas to be performed by what could easily be described as slave labor. If you want to keep your job, then corporate interests will require you to work for slave wages. Little by little this has been happening in America over the last 30 years. A trend launched during the Regan Era, wage growth is flat for middle and lower income families while bursting at the seams for the already rich and powerful. Control of monopolies has been gutted as we continue to ignore laws like the Sherman Anti-Trust Act allowing merger after merger creating huge conglomerates in virtually every industry. Taxes on the rich and mega-corporations have been completely neutered. Organized labor was gutted starting with Regan’s handling of the air traffic controllers strike. And now, thanks to a burgeoning new Department of Homeland Security we can expect our every phone call, email, and text to be monitored to see if you are the next terrorist.

There is one and only one way to stop this madness. Our forefathers had the foresight to anticipate that things might go awry so they established the framework within our Constitution to rectify these types of travesties. That method is Article V – the means to amend the Constitution itself. The Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. FEC is now the law of the land. No legislation can be written to overturn this decision save one – a constitutional amendment that must be ratified as defined in Article V of the U.S. Constitution. The time to amend the Constitution is now. It will be hard work, but it can be done and it must be done before further contamination of our political process unfolds due to the disastrous decision by the Court in Citizens United v. FEC. Each day the corporate monsters grow stronger. Republicans and Democrats alike should be joining hands to return the power to “We the People.”

If not you, then who? If not now, then when? Contact your state and national representative and senators and demand that they take action today. Sixteen states have already passed language to amend the Constitution to override the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC. Make your state number seventeen. Do it today!

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