So apparently I missed the recent US Supreme Court decision on removing the cap on corporate spending in the financing of elections. I have yet to read the 183 page decision, nor have I ever read a supreme court ruling, but now seems like as good a time as any.
Denounced by Obama (and of course by the liberal left – with interesting allegations against the ACLU of all peoples) I’ve honestly got to say that it came as a shock. I wasn’t familiar with laws governing corporate election spending in any way, but I think any change that effectively reduces the capacity of individual citizens to influence democratic processes merits close attention. Interestingly, the democratic congressman representing the riding where Disneyworld calls home came out strongly against the decision last week, and tabled a number of bills to counter it which are outlined on his site and worth checking out.