The United States of America has been around since 1776. Its Citizens have gone to Wars, over the years, to fight for it’s rights and freedoms. Currently, the Men and Women In Harm’s Way (mostly in the Middle East) have followed that heritage.
Since the US Supreme Court had approved “Citizen’s United”, however, the Spirit of Heritage and Fighting for One’s Country has been wiped out. In the early days of Our Revolution Men were fighting because they had “Taxation Without Representation”. The (Real) Boston Tea Party has nothing whatsoever to do with current Pretenders to that Title. Those True Patriots had nothing to gain except for Freedom, Self-Respect and Taking Command of Their Own Lives.
But, with Citizens United, Who Really Speaks For America? “Citizens United” had nothing to do with “Citizens”. It was a Project of the Corporate/Political Cable that President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned us about. His book, “Military Industrial Complex”, is a must read. It’s theme focuses on corporations and politicians coming together to take control of the Country.
From the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Mass., supposedly the first of the American Revolution, through the many, Many wars up to Iraq and Afghanistan, many Men and (now) Women served, died, were disfigured, traumatized’ or otherwise lost a bit of themselves on The Battlefield. But, what Companies served? Generally, Corporations benefit from Wars, like Halliburton’s KBR and what about the Companies that made the Kevlar Vests, Drones, Humvees, etc?
Mitt Romney says that “Corporations are People”. After passing Citizens United, it appears that the US Supreme Court thinks so too. If you look at the Excess Billions that are flowing into the Election–AT A TIME WHEN THE COUNTRY IS FACING A TOUGH ECONOMY–how can they focus so much valuable assets into nonsense, lies and bickering? Why can’t that money be used properly?
As you might assume, the Real Money is coming from Corporations–or people who own them. Again, did the Koch Brothers, Karl Rove or Grover Norquist Serve in the Military? How about General Electric, JPMorgan Chase, Marriott International? Hey, what about their CEOs?
The Corporations are in a position to control The Government and their Lobbyists help that effort along. The Corporate Overthrow of the US seems to be what our Founding Forefathers fought against. Taxing the Middle Income people, while lowering taxes for the uber-wealthy, and that is before the tax loopholes kick in.
Do US (actual) Citizens want Financial Institutions writing the rules for their regulators, Big Energy calling the shots in Oil and Gas, Big Coal continuing to jeopardize the lives of miners, Big Pharma starting to set the rules for the FDA, and the list goes on, and on AND ON!
My Fellow Americans, whatever side of the Political Spectrum you call home, do you really want the Corporatocracy to run the Country. Until, we act, they will put their people into play and, so far, Americans seem to be falling for it. YOU BETTER WAKE-UP BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!