Citizens United made it impossible to enact commonsense regulations to limit money in politics and the concept of Corporate Personhood has allowed corporations to leverage First Amendment Rights of people to promote their propaganda. Both Citizens United and Corporate Personhood must be abolished.
It's important to note that the American Civil Liberties Union or ACLU, while good on many privacy and free speech issues, has failed to recognize the harm that vast forms of unchecked money used to manipulate the political system can do. They wrote an Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court in support of Citizens United. Spending on political campaigns has subverted our democracy and in actuality has minimized the visibility of free speech for ordinary U.S. citizens.comments powered by Disqus