This past week, it was announced that Teapublican Super Pacs will spend more than $3 billion on attack ads. Likely, there will be nearly a billion more spent by the campaigns for Teapublican candidates.
Also in the news this week, was the John Edwards verdict and mistrial over the alleged misspending of money for a 2008 campaign at a time when contributions were limited to $2,500 from any single contributor.
The juxtaposition of the two stories should tell you everything you need to know about the impact of the Supreme Courts misguided decisions equating money with free speech and corporations with individuals.
Thanks to the Courts five conservative justices, this election may very well go to the highest bidders. The Koch brothers, John Paulson, Bill Marriott, Richard Marriott, Julian Robertson, Ken Griffin, and Jim Davis each have donated $1,000,000 or more to Mitt Romneys campaign. In addition, the Koch Brothers and Sheldon Adelson have donated untold millions to Super Pacs dedicated to attacking President Obama.
Of course, they dont expect anything in return…nooooo! Why would anyone think that?
If, like me, you believe individual voters should decide elections. Not corporations and billionaires. If you think that elections should be determined by the quality of ideas. Not the quantity of contributions. Then lets overrule the Court. Help restore our democracy by signing the petition at www.MoveToAmend.org.