Jul 17, 2012

Bill Moyers: Citizens United was about Taking Over Democracy


There's No Hiding It: Citizens United Wasn't About "Speech" -- It Was About Takeover of American Democracy


July 14, 2012
Bill Moyers and Michael Winship

Three things don’t go together: Money. Secrecy. Democracy. That’s the nub of the matter.

In all the hullabaloo over the Supreme Court’s decision on health care, another of its rulings quickly fell off the public radar. Before deciding the fate of the Affordable Care Act, the Court announced it would not reconsider Citizens United, the odious 5-4 decision two years ago that opened our elections to unlimited contributions.
Within minutes of that announcement, right-wing partisans were crowing about the advantage they now own, an advantage not due to ideas or personalities but to the sheer force of money. They were remarkably candid and specific.
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