Citizens United & the Proliferation of ‘Dark Money’ in Politics
Will Rogers once said that America has the best government money can buy. This was never truer than it has been since the Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizen United case. Now corporations and other organizations with a lot of money can “bid up” their influence on politics at all levels, and individual citizens who aren’t blessed with fabulous wealth must watch helplessly from the sidelines while these enormous sums of money decide what “government” is going to mean to them. This is fundamentally wrong. Moreover, it puts a megaphone in the hands of those who control these oceans of money and gags the rest of us. I will work to reverse this destructive decision and return government of the people to government by and for the people.