Friday, January 29, 2010

Dear ACLU: What were you thinking?

I am extremely disappointed to hear that the ACLU is supporting the disastrous Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United case.  While I have always supported and applauded your efforts on behalf of free speech for all people, even those I find abhorrent, this is not the same thing and I cannot support your position in this case.  Money is not speech, corporations are not natural people.  The practical effect of this law will be the utter destruction of true democracy in America.  I do not believe this was your purpose in supporting this. 

This is not a liberal issue.  It's a matter of fairness and equality.  Money is the great un-equalizer.  To allow unlimited amounts of cash to flow throws the balance of power to entities that have no morals and no boundaries.  (more than it already is)  

I do not have the resources to buy commercials on television stations or ads in newspapers.  Does that mean my vote should be worth less?  The interests of the individual person are in direct opposition to the interests of huge corporations.  I hope you will reconsider your position and work to counteract this harmful, shameful ruling, either through legislation or by changing the constitution to give "personhood" only to natural persons.

Thanks for listening.
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