A pair of brothers who are walking across America to protest what they call 'the legal fiction that corporations are persons with constitutional rights' will be in Davis on Wednesday.
In Citizens United v. FEC, five justices on the U.S. Supreme Court have decided that corporations are free to invest in the outcomes of elections, and that the federal government must shelter them against the will of the people.
Last month, the United States Supreme Court ruled; 2nd Amendment rights must be applied fully to corporations. Corporations , you may recall, are not faceless, conscienceless business entities, but are "living" entities, entitled under law to many of the rights accorded to humans.
Unhinged. Absurd. Outrageous.
That's how you could describe the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in “Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission.” Unfortunately, the decision was much, much worse than that.
How much worse?
You just lost the heart of your citizenship, thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court.