As you may have heard, the U.S. Senate has voted 79-18 in favor of a proposed federal constitutional amendment to effectively overturn theCitizens United v. FEC U.S. Supreme Court decision and other related court decisions, as well as explicitly give Congress and state legislatures the power to legally distinguish between corporations and actual people and enact limits on “the raising and spending of money by candidates and others to influence elections”.
One of the 18 Senators, all of which are Republicans, who voted against the proposed amendment is Wisconsin’s Dumb Senator Ron Johnson.
Johnson, who defeated Russ Feingold, one of the most vocal supporters of enacting stricter campaign finance laws in this country’s history, by spending millions of dollars of his own money and his campaign donors’ money on his campaign and having outside groups spend big money in support of his candidacy in order to get a U.S. Senate seat, thinks that the corrupting influence of big money on our country’s political system is not a problem. In reality, it is one of the most serious problems that face our country today. The American people are sick and tired of a few wealthy individuals controlling our country’s elected officials, and this amendment, if ratified, would bring elected officials closer to their constituents.
Someone who will fight to get rid of the corrupting influence of big-money politics in this country should run against Ron Johnson two years from now.