Friday, December 31, 2010

Activist Post: Citizens United puts US on path to fascism

Daniel Tencer, Raw Story

The US Supreme Court's striking down of nearly a century's worth of campaign finance laws means the US government can now be "bought" and the country may be headed for fascism, says an outgoing Democratic House representative.

In an interview this week, Rep. John Hall (D-NY), who lost his seat in the mid-term elections, told the New York Observer that he sees a threat to American democracy in the court's ruling.

I learned when I was in social studies class in school that corporate ownership or corporate control of government is called fascism. So that's really the question -- is that the destination if this court decision goes unchecked?

The Citizens United decision ended decades of campaign finance regulation.  Corporations, unions and other groups can now spend unlimited amounts on political campaigns without having to identify themselves.

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