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Aug 9, 2012 by JOE GANDELMAN, Editor-In-Chief
Quite fitting: a Romney Super PAC gets a big donation from a fertilizer company.
Of money, that is..
Per the statement made by Miracle Grow people in the article:
“That world has been reshaped by the 2010 Supreme Court decision Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which allowed direct corporate spending on election campaigns.”
Thank god. Finally large corporations will no longer be marginalized by the forces of “Big Democracy”. Their voices will be heard, they can finally get their message out. It is truly awe inspiring.
And yet, just the beginning. I have a bold new vision for America. For who truly represents our corporate citizens. They are not accounted for in the census. For too long we have been basing our representation on population figures. Why should a multi-billion dollar corporation whose “Free Speech” is potentially millions of times more powerful than the average citizens get representation that is merely equal to that of a citizen? If we wish to really be fair, we should base Congressional representation by net worth. It is only a matter of degree by which this is different and would clearly expedite a process already underway. We must in the name of democracy, give proportional legal and electoral value to our corporate citizens, just as we have worked so hard to make it so for our other minority classes in this nation that for so long were deprived and disenfranchised. I have a dream that someday soon fairness will reign for all American Citizens, humans and corporations, United.
How much you wanna bet I could run that on any number of conservative websites and get more thumbs up than thumbs down?
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