U.S. Government For Sale: Freedom of speech has been destroyed

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They can spend all the money they want. And if they can spend all the money they want - sooner, rather than later - they will implant the legislators of their choice in every office from President to head of the Visiting Nurse Service.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24472.htm



Supreme Court OKs Unlimited Corporate Spending on Elections

By David G. Savage

Overturning a century-old restriction, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that corporations could spend as much as they wanted to sway voters in federal elections.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24471.htm



Conservatives On Fire?

Constitution in Flames

By Gordon Duff

Will our new debates in Congress be between members representing the opium warlords against the Columbian cartels? Their cash, which long ago has infiltrated one major corporation or bank after another is now heading for your local representative.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24473.htm



Corporate Personhood Should Be Banned, Once and For All

By Ralph Nader

This corporatist, anti-voter decision is so extreme that it should galvanize a grassroots effort to enact a Constitutional Amendment to once and for all end corporate personhood and curtail the corrosive impact of big money on politics.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24478.htm



How Wall St Destroyed Private Medicine

By Paul Craig Roberts

The U.S. is creating a "health care" system that is more costly and less efficient than single-payer national health systems. But it will enrich corporations and provide play for Wall Street.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24476.htm



Obama Disconnected

A movement is a terrible thing to waste.

By Micah Sifry

Despite Obama's explicit promises, the people who voted for him weren't organized in any kind of new or powerful way, and the special interests - banks, energy companies, health interests, carmakers, the military-industrial complex - sat first at the table and wrote the menu.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24466.htm



Obama at One: Little Surprising in Absence of Progressive Social Movement

By Howard Zinn

I think people are dazzled by Obama's rhetoric, and that people ought to begin to understand that Obama is going to be a mediocre president--which means, in our time, a dangerous president--unless there is some national movement to push him in a better direction.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24479.htm



The Government is Desperate For Money

Doug Casey on Unemployment

Interviewed by Louis James

It's absolutely true that for an American, the safest wealth is the wealth that's outside of the U.S. Your biggest risk is a political risk, from a completely bankrupt U.S. government.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24470.htm



Democracy in America Is a Useful Fiction

By Chris Hedges

Corporate forces, long before the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, carried out a coup d'état in slow motion. The coup is over. We lost.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24491.htm

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Leveling the Political and Economic Playing Field

Dean Baker, Truthout: "The Supreme Court ruled last week that corporations could spend as much money as they want in elections, thereby making most existing restrictions on corporate election spending unconstitutional. This raises the prospect of US politics becoming even more corrupt than it already is. It will now be totally legal for Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, or any other major corporation to spend endless amounts of money to elect politicians who will drain taxpayers' pockets to enhance their profits. This is not good for democracy."

//www.truthout.org/leveling-political-and-economic-playing-field56349

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The real problem with Citizens United

The American Prospect
by Heather K. Gerken

01/22/10

Yesterday the Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on corporate independent expenditures in Citizens United v. FEC. Before [this], corporations were not allowed to spend money from their general treasuries to call for the election or defeat of federal candidates close to Election Day, even if they did so without consulting with the candidate. In striking down the federal ban, the Supreme Court overruled two of its decisions: Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce, decided in 1990, and McConnell v. FEC, decided less than 7 years ago. … The truth is that the most important line in the decision was not the one overruling Austin. It was this one: ‘ingratiation and access … are not corruption’...

//tinyurl.com/ylnsapz


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Think Government Is Corrupt? You May Face 10 Years In Jail

South Carolina forces "subversives" to register with the authorities or do hard time

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Monday, February 8, 2010

Subversives who think government is corrupt and should be controlled by the people face 10 years in prison and a $25,000 dollar fine if they fail to register with authorities in South Carolina, in another chilling example of how free speech and dissent is being criminalized in America.

//www.prisonplanet.com/think-government-is-corrupt-you-may-face-10-years-in-jail.html

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Defeating 'Corporate Personhood' Means Defying Corporate Power - From the Ground Up

//www.commondreams.org/view/2010/02/12-7



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