Land of the free and home of the brave. When did it become America’s job to make multi national corporations safe and profitable?
The general welfare, another patriotic catch all, is about citizens. Twist it however you want, the Citizens United decision strengthened corporate personhood, but did not make them citizens. Technically, it made them super citizens, allowing for rights of speech and politics far beyond that of mortal man, or should I say, mortal citizen.
Making prosperity exclusive, then linking citizen rights to prosperity, is very clever. But by now most of us have seen through this magical illusion and must admit that corporations do not represent us, they represent cash.
American ingenuity, the American worker, the American culture (including the right to vote), in general, the American dream, define us and are ideals for real citizens to nurture and defend in this republic’s democracy.
Until recently, prosperity has been a byproduct of these things, not their creator.
Those we elect to office will not remember this until we put a stop to the corrupt system of influence that comes hand in hand with super citizen campaign contributions and it’s companion, second hand speech (dark money).
#FreeTheElected with publicly funded campaigns. America still has a chance.