START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x
Jan 22, 2010
Yesterday the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision to overrule campaign finance regulation and anti-corruption laws, so that corporations can finance--overtly or by giving unlimited sums of money to special interest groups to avoid detection--political candidates' campaigns will cause unbelievable damage to the already tenuous integrity of "running for political office."  If contribution limits can not be imposed, then American government is now For Sale.  The so-called Conservatives call this free speech and consider it a victory.  I see it as influencing voters, mainly voters who make voting decisions based on sound bytes rather than critical thinking and independent thought and investigation.  These same voters will be influenced by mega-spending on more negative campaign and election ads.

When is the last time we saw an election ad that simply gave the candidates' credentials, voting history and plans for accomplishment if he/she were elected?  Not in most of our voting lifetimes.  Politics should be a noble calling to represent and carry out the will of voting constituents.  Instead it has become a name-calling, mud-slinging Jerry Springer type hate fest, appealing to our lowest sense of humanity and intelligence.  Often it turns intelligent, disgusted voters away from the polls and invites brainless sheep to vote based on propagandistic rhetoric which is so far from the truth as to be absurd.  Remember these? 'Obama is a secret Muslim.'  'The Pope will rule the White House if a Catholic [John Kennedy] is elected.'

Will we be coerced to vote for our employer's candidate in order to keep our jobs because our company spent big money to help a candidate succeed?  The implications of the Supreme Court's decision are far reaching and damned frightening to me, and should be to everyone who thinks.  As the Right Wing insists, this will give voters more "informational ads" to enable them to make an informed choice at the polling place.  How has trash talking about the opposition and trading barbs ever enlightened potential voters?  Yeah, right, John McCain et al, you're for campaign finance reform.

This country is heading down, down, down a moral and ethical tunnel into . . . What??
Visibility: Everyone
Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted: Jan 22, 2010 5:20am

 

 
 
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of Care2.com or its affiliates.

Author

Pat L.
, 2, 1 child
Chicago, IL, USA
Shares by Type:
All (12) | Blog (12)

Showing shares tagged with: finance [show all]
SHARES FROM PAT'S NETWORK
Jan
2
by Tim C.
(0 comments  |  discussions )
\\nhere was an intriguing discussion on Facebook amongst some recruiters that I have great respect for (even when their opinions differ!): Casey Kugler had just got access to LinkedIn Recruiter for the first time and he was, of course, rather excited! ...
Oct
24
by Tim C.
(0 comments  |  discussions )
\\nIf you watch the X Factor, you’ll be familiar with the following phrases: “It means everything to me” and “I want this more than anything” usually followed by a short sob story and some tragic music. We love a good &lsq...
Oct
17
by Tim C.
(0 comments  |  discussions )
\\nYou’re written yourself a great resume, but you want it to be read – which words do you use? Here are the top 20 power words to be put in your survey and to impress the reader (courtesy of CareerBliss).\\r\\nWhich are your favourites? Let ...
by Tim C.
(0 comments  |  discussions )
\\nThe types of job hoppers:\\r\\n\\n\\n\\nNe cessary Hoppers: The necessary hoppers feel that they have served their time at their place of work and they have given all they can give. They have decided that they are leaving and that is that.\\r\\n\\nBoredom Ho...
Oct
14
by Tim C.
(0 comments  |  discussions )
\\nhttp://www.forbes.com/ sites/jasonnazar/2013/09/ 05/35-questions-that-will -change-your-life/\\r\\n& ldquo;Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.” – Voltaire\\r\\n“We make our world significant by the courage of our question...
Sep
11
by Gina C.
(1 comments  |  discussions )
\\nIn honor of 9/11 victims and heros, please enjoy this video of heros in boats coming to the rescue to desperate NYers.\\r\\nhttp://www.ca re2.com/news/member/76872 5787/3640898\\n
Jun
22
(5 comments  |  discussions )
 Dear friends and other readers of my profile, Since February 2012, I have not accepted any \\\"friend requests\\\", sent any \\\"green stars\\\", or sent any birthday e-cards and I apologize for that. I am receiving so many messages from ...
(9 comments  |  discussions )
 \\r\\nSince nobody seems to notice the PETITION on MY PAGE BILLBOARD, I am also putting it here. \\r\\nThe largest massacre of native wild land animals is taking place every night in the Australian outback. 6 million kangaroos and their babies ...
May
30
by Tim C.
(0 comments  |  discussions )
\\n\\r\\nBy\\r\\nJorgen Sundberg\\r\\nThe original Undercover Recruiter, after 7 years in tech recruiting Jorgen now runs Link Humans, a social media marketing agency in London\\n
Apr
25
by Tim C.
(0 comments  |  0 discussions )
\\nIn the war for talent, which will make more candidates apply – a career website or a talent community? This infographic, from Ascendify, gives all the answers.\\r\\nTakeaways\\ r\\n\\n10% of people apply via career sites compared to 90% who join tal...