Thursday, May 31, 2012

Dark Money threatens our democracy

The Citizens United decision (558 U.S. 50, (2010) is threatening our American democracy. Anonymous billionaires fund secret Super PACs to produce ads which can lie about the facts. While the First Amendment protects anonymous speech, it was never designed to prevent others from criticizing other speakers. So if a billionaire funds a Super PAC and remains anonymous, we may never know his motivation for a particular cause. Perhaps, it's about his own greedy need to maximize his profits. If that's the case, this great country won't advance. Things get done dependent on how much money you have. Yesterday, Rachel Maddow did a great piece on "Dark Money." Check it out and learn.

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