Another (fatal?) blow to American democracy

Never will it be as necessary and futile for Americans abroad to vote in the upcoming presidential election. This will in fact be the first election ever to take place under the 2010 Supreme Court ruling allowing unlimited campaign financing from corporations. As a result, if even one American corporation (such as Exxon Mobil) decides to donate insomuch as a 10th of its profits to support its preferred anti-Obama candidate, that will represent three times more than the the entire campaign funding in 2008, according to Jamin Raskin, Professor of Constitutional Law at American University and a Maryland State Senator. Imagine if several corporations decide the same. The anti-Obama campaign funding could escalate towards tens of billions of dollars. Why not bail out Greece while we’re at it?

Instead, the money will serve an unprecedented media blitzkrieg against which no citizen voice can prevail.

Either we Americans band together to protest this historical abrogation of democracy, or we simply accept to be ruled by the wealthy in the interest of the wealthy. That would be a new American twist on a very old world order.

The new preamble to the constitution could read as follows:

We the corporations of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect economy, bias Justice, enforce domestic Order, provide for the common defence, promote our private interests, and secure the Blessings of accumulated capital to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this revised Constitution for the United States of America.

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About csprotte

An American in Paris. Founder and CEO of ParisSharing.com Previous career in organisational learning and development. Interests : ecology and green strategies, systems thinking, collective intelligence, cross-cultural communication, classical music, architecture and design, cuisine & wine,..
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