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  •  The Supreme court majority knew exactly what it (13+ / 0-)

    was doing as it upheld unlimited spending in electoral contests and struck down any sort of fairness rules that placed limits on campaign advertising spending.  It wanted to reserve the rule of the wealthy players, the corporations and surrogates over any individual of ordinary means. This was an intentional sweeping away of the ordinary citizen typical of the millions and millions of people with modest means ability to compete, to exchange on a level playing field.

    Just as they did in Bush v. Gore, intervened to stop a Florida recount and jump to a conclusion to end the process on their own partisan terms, they also said "this B v G decision is no precedent, a one time fix for a troublesome process." The Citizens United case was also a fix, by the millionaires on the court for their other millionaire and billionaire friends  so they could wage effectively outside amounts of influence in and over the electoral process with their excessive reach and control now enshrined in law.

    There have been many, many years where the SCOTUS has sided with the slaveowner, apartheid, with the financial industry and the magnates of banking and commerce to keep in check the ordinary citizen.

    We were forced to fight a civil war over unresolved and troubling questions of feudalism of which slavery was a legal part , not a mistake but a historical practice that we could not get rid of even forty or fifty years after many countries in the world had done so.  The largest impact decisions were unusual  and rare moments after decades of sloth and keeping the lid on urgently desired reforms and rights.

    I believe when the state case is taken up, the Supreme Court  will reach, crafting  a decison that validates CU in stripping limits for the Federal offices contested in Montana and will cripple or severely limit the applicability of the precedent and Montana's law.  They have every incentive to do so.  This is about control, not about some mythical "fairness" standard.

    If you think that you and a bunch of other people can just show up on Wall St, camp out and have any effect whatsoever.... well, you will be run off in 20 minutes., you will leave town having wasted your effort 6/18/11.

    by BeeDeeS on Sat Dec 31, 2011 at 05:23:07 PM PST

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