It occurs to me that it will probably take a dozen years—if it ever happens—to amend the Constitution to take the money out of politics, to recognize that democracies are made up of human beings, not corporations.
As I pointed out a couple of posts ago, it will probably have to come up from the grass roots, through the state legislatures, and not through Congress, which is hopelessly corrupt.
The John Roberts Supreme Court has done its best to hand the country over to the plutocrats with a decision that is stunning in its idiocy, namely, that corporations are people. We now have super-pacs that are able to accept unlimited amounts of money on an anonymous basis to interfere with any political campaign in the country. Do you think all that money will come from onshore?
The “conservative” members of the Roberts court should be prosecuted for treason.
It’s going to be a long war, that will be fought in meetings with neighbors and local politicians, to take back our state and local governments first. The money will come down to the local level and poison the atmosphere, for sure. The battle comes down to convincing the conservatives that democracy is for people, not corporations. It’s all about conserving our democracy.
Let’s make our goal amending the Constitution to overturn Citizens vs. United States—at least. Even better, let’s introduce spending limits on campaigns and make them stick.
Let’s see if we can get this done by 2023, close to the forecasted end of the fourth turning.