Legal, yes - but a hostile takeover of our government nevertheless

The governance of our nation has been ripped from the hands of the people and it will now rest largely in the hands of narrower and vastly more powerful corporate interests. We've sadly watch the diminishment of democracy in our nation for many years now, the popular uprising that elected President Barack Obama not withstanding. Yesterday's Supreme Court action seemingly comes as one large exclamation point to the process of corporate poltical consolidation.

As the lights dim on popular self-governance, a political process so cherished by President Abraham Lincoln and memorailized in his words at Gettysburg --

"We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

-- let us reaffirm our commitment to the cheished values, embedded in our Constitution. Let us not give up in a worthy historic struggle to keep democracy alive.


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