The United States Supreme Court shocked the nation yesterday, when it decided to overturn it's own 1907 decision limiting corporate spending in political elections. This decision essentially puts the United States government securely in the pockets of the biggest corporations in the country!
It may not be a coincidence that the Court has done this at a time when corporate oversight is more crucial than ever: Health care reform is big in the public's mind and it is no secret that the insurance and drug companies have a lot to lose; Wall Street has been asked to return the money that our "government" gave them just before Bush left office, and they have given most of it away already in executive bonuses; also, it is imperative that we take action globally to prevent the pollution that has led to global warming and could possibly destroy human life on Earth.
With the Supreme Court's latest ruling, any efforts to curb harmful corporate activities can easily be squashed by corporations that feel such efforts will interfere with their profits. Elections will be decided by corporations, who will install whatever politicians best favor their interests.
Democracy in this country is now only a dim memory, if it ever really existed at all...