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ronpaulhawaii
01-22-2010, 11:47 AM
http://www.kokeshforcongress.com/posts/its-us-now


The Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission will dramatically change the face of politics. Now that our government will have to allow unlimited corporate influence through candidate advocacy in advertising, we come to a defining moment in our nation's history. When Senator Nelson's vote on the health care bill was bought for $300 million in pork for his state, there was a very precise calculus that went through his head. He knew that there would be enough grateful campaign sponsors who would get behind his reelection as a result, and that the money they provide would be enough to compensate for anyone who might not like his vote on healthcare. This is possible because politicians know that a lot of Americans will be swayed by slick advertising.

Politicians get away with enriching themselves at our expense for the simple reason that we are not paying attention. No attempt by the government to restrain the influence of money in politics has had an effect beyond making it more difficult for challengers to unseat incumbents. There is always a political calculus, but we the people can change the equation. The answer is a simple one, but by no means easy.

We owe it to ourselves and posterity to pay attention and educate ourselves. We can use the internet to indulge our skepticism and seek the truth. Think for yourself and question what you're told. Please get engaged and find a way to share your passions with others until they are inspired to be as engaged as you are. Will our country be defined by corporate sponsored policies, or the will of the American people? It's up to us now.

Travlyr
01-22-2010, 02:31 PM
We owe it to ourselves and posterity to pay attention and educate ourselves. We can use the internet to indulge our skepticism and seek the truth. Think for yourself and question what you're told. Please get engaged and find a way to share your passions with others until they are inspired to be as engaged as you are. Will our country be defined by corporate sponsored policies, or the will of the American people? It's up to us now.

"Educate (http://constitutionalrepublic.net/constitution.htm) and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty." —Thomas Jefferson