Saving US democracy, or what’s left of it

Let’s heed this urgent call–and also understand that all the money spent by corporations after Citizens United can and will be used not just “to influence the outcome of elections.”

That lavish spending also can, and surely will, serve as a handy “explanation” for elections stolen by the GOP. Wherever a Republican pulls off the usual “stunning upset victory,” the press will shrug off the anomalies, however many and astounding they may be, by noting all the money spent on that Republican’s behalf.

So, while we support this push against Karl Rove et al., we also have to keep on trying to spread the word about the theft of our elections since 2000–including those that took place just this year (in Massachusetts, Delaware and South Carolina)–as well as all the evidence that other thefts are in the works for this Election Day.


Save American Democracy, or What’s Left of It
by: Kevin Zeese, t r u t h o u t | Op-Ed

This is the first election after the Citizens United decision which gave corporations complete freedom to spend as much money as they want to influence the outcome of elections.

Citizens beware. Citizens get active. Citizens get organized. Our fragile democracy is at grave risk.

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