Justifying political bribery with the idea that money is speech makes as much sense as saying that it’s ok to murder someone with a gun because pulling a trigger is speech! Both are asinine ideas and it’s about time we hold the Supreme Court accountable and possibly a few need to be impeached!
How will we fix our country if we can’t even agree on what is truth? Pontus Pilot who was the fifth Roman Governor over Judea asked the same question, “What is Truth”? Does life or especially politics scramble our minds and leave us unable to judge rightly?
Money is always the problem when it comes to ethical decision making and is precisely why it has to be regulated to the point that it can’t be used to bribe anyone, especially politicians who are the gatekeepers to our communities and our nation. The oligarchs bribed The Supreme Court on some level in my opinion.
It’s probably just part of the journey and were coerced in the good ole boys clubs that they own and run and that’s why we have the unethical landmark decision of Citizens United that allows unlimited political bribery in our nation and the very reason why justice is not being actualized in the land! “What is truth”? What is bribery? Can money influence people? All are basic examples of questions of morality. Being fair, playing nice, or we could just use the Golden Rule of treating people the way that you would want to be treated.
Do you really want someone to have the power to endanger your life or the lives of the people in your community simply, because of profit, and it’s legal to do so as well as accepted, at this point. It’s not just one thing that got us here, but it’s been the slow steady encroachment of the oligarchs’ wishes and policy changes on our society, along with their ways of doing things. Let’s take a look at The Federalist Society and their domineering influence on our judicial system of who gets appointed and who doesn’t get their seal of approval.
This is a big issue in the corporate media and they promote this political banter, because our news conglomerates benefit from the political carnage they generate and it is just the right wing/oligarchs getting their say of who they want! That is just one of the many oligarchic political clubs/institutions and we and our society allow them to exist with their ever present influence and have their exact will be done. To the exclusion of the majority!
It’s much more than manipulative, it’s ultra bribery on every level. These actions are more than just words or freedom of speech but it’s a mob action of sorts that disrupts society, the will of the land and what should be done! These actions result in nothing more than a communist election of sorts for The Republican Party and their right wing minions, when it comes to our judicial election choices these days. There was a reason why President John F Kennedy wanted to break up The CIA and scatter it into a thousand Pisces. It’s because of the unjust influence that they were having on our Great Nation.
Just the same as the positions of The Federalist Society and its power structure, has corrupted absolutely and we are not the better for it! Thom Hartmann has even said that the Republican Party should be tried under the RICO act for the unjust way that they have acted together. Our silence on such things and apathy has poisoned our minds as well as our nation. Justice in the land is not blind but unbalanced in the favor of the violently rich.
The Supreme Court members should not be allowed to go to private golf outings sponsored by the Heritage Foundation, the CATO Institute, or Americans for Prosperity, or should their spouses be allowed to work for them! the same as corporate America should not be allowed to own politicians! The more this type of behavior happens the more the American public becomes stupefied, because of the mental health consequences of believing wrong is right.
No wonder why our nation has so many problems. We’ve been led to believe by public unethical examples that wrong is right and right is wrong. This type of behavior has gotten to the point of critical mass and has caused such a monopoly of power by political bribery that has occurred, that we are unable to get out from It. These actions have even gotten control of the Democratic Party to the point that many of our country’s populace has started to believe the scams of autocratic politicians like Donald Trump because he claimed that he was rich and didn’t need their money and the like.
The public are trying to escape the fixed game of the Oligarchs and end up believing the promises of a carnival barker who started his campaign by wanting to do away with The First Amendment. The masses are weary and are looking for peace, comfort and opportunity where none can be found. I believe that we will see a continuation of this death spiral in our country until we get money out of politics!