Montana Court Boots Oligarchy in the Ass
Montana’s highest court affirmed the legality of its century-old ban on corporate political expenditures in a Dec. 30 ruling that represents a challenge to the horrendous “Citizens United”decision by the United States Supreme Court, which equated corporations with people.
Citizens United is the latest step in the effort by the 1% to transform the United States from a democracy into a corporate oligarchy in which the truth is for sale and the 99% are relegated to second-class status.
The two political machines, which have both been bought and purchased by the 1%, already allow wealthy donors to engage in legalized bribery. They’re encouraged to circumvent the $2,500 limits on political donations to individual candidates via unlimited “soft-money” donations to the political parties. The Citizens Unitedruling allows unlimited anonymous donations to be made to so-called Super-PACs like Western Tradition Partnership, making the true power in American politics even less visible to citizens.
The Montana ruling may serve as a model for emulation by other state governments seeking to place the interests of their citizens ahead of the insatiable quest for profit growth now being championed by anti-American organizations like The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Western Tradition Partnership, which serve as fronts for the corporate oligarchy and wield tremendous influence among morally bankrupt state and federal lawmakers.
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