Unfortunately I can't say as much for the rest of the world. Seems the Supreme Court (conceited much?) has struck down some campaign finance issue which long story short means corporations can through more cash at elections and get their favorite asshat into Congress. Now I'm an opinionated
In this case I'm gonna be a bit more active and say I think this really is a
So I'm am including the main part of an email from the head of Change Congress that hopefully will catch others up to speed and inspire support. Please forward links as you see fit.
-- from email:
Subject: Breaking news from the Supreme Court
I'm about to get on a plane, and I've only had a brief chance to look over the decision, but it appears the Supreme Court has struck down restrictions on corporate speech in political campaigns -- overturning 20 years of campaign finance regulations and allowing corporations to wield unprecedented control over our elections.
What we need is a system in which the American people can trust that when Congress acts, it does so based on principle, or reason, or the will of the voters -- but not on the need for campaign funds. This decision erodes that trust down to nothingness.
We need to act now to fix this broken system -- and fortunately, the path forward is clear.
I just recorded a video from the terminal with my initial reaction -- watch the video and please say you'll join this battle for fundamental reform:
Please forward this email to everyone you know who cares about the future of our democracy and ask them to get involved. And please stay tuned to http://Change-Congress.org for more on today's decision.
-- Lawrence Lessig