another political essay by
Charles E. Kunkle Jr (fraterchaos)
I'd like to ask everyone a question, and I want you to give an honest answer... not to me, but to yourself.
If someone is keeping a secret from you, is that not a very good indication that they are trying to do something unpleasant to you, or trying to accomplish something you would not like?
Think about it... if they are not "up to something" and if that "something" isn't something bad for you, why would they wish to keep it secret from you?
I personally believe it is perfectly safe to say, that anytime somebody is keeping you in the dark, it MUST be for nefarious purposes.
You might be thinking... ok, but what is this all about? Well, I'll tell you.
Yesterday (Monday July 16, 2012) the Democrats in The Senate of the United States tried to pass something called the Disclose Act. They were doing this as a response to the recent decision by the Supreme Court that "Corporations are people" and therefore "can donate any amount of money to any political campaign without reporting the donations". In other words... very very rich people and corporations can basically try to buy political offices.
Now I don't know about you, but I feel such a thing is very very wrong. We don't need billionaires deciding what is right for the rest of us. But evidently, the Republicans in Congress feel that is actually the perfect thing to do... and we are also supposed to believe that it has nothing at all to do with the fact that Conservatives benefit from this ruling 2 to 1 over Progressives.
Yes, that's right, The vaunted Republican party is the major beneficiary of the Supreme Court ruling that allows these rich people to buy elections... so is it any wonder they used a filibuster to block a vote on the Disclose Act?
They don't want you to know who is paying for their campaigns... I wonder why that is? Its the Middle Class and the Poor Working American they are trying to keep in the dark about this, so who is it that's being screwed?
Think about that when you go to vote...