Valera (valera) wrote,

The rotting of American democracy © Massimo Pigliucci

Let me get straight to the point: here is some of what is seriously wrong with American democracy and how to fix it. Of course, the point is entirely rhetorical, since I have no expectations at all that the corrupt political body in Washington or the nearly illiterate (in terms of democratic values) American public will actually act on it. Nonetheless:

1. Corporations (and Unions) are not people, they do not have rights, and money does not equate with speech. Contrary to what the current Republican majority on the Supreme Court has recently, not at all surprisingly and highly disingenuously, decided.

Fix: Congress should pass a constitutional amendment that declares that rights are applicable only to individual persons, not legal entities.

Read the rest at Massimo's blog
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