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Saturday, November 6, 2021
"Citizens United": The Travesty Of The US Political System
"The Supreme Court based its Citizens United ruling on the First Amendment right to free speech, maintaining that money is a type of political speech, and thus limits on political spending equate to limits on free speech. The ruling supercharged political spending. In 2000, approximately $1.6 billion was spent on Congressional elections. By 2018, the number had jumped to $5.7 billion. This spending has contributed to growing political polarization, a rise in crony capitalism, and the degradation of governmental responsiveness to the people."