We always here Republicans talk about “state sovereignty” and an “overreaching federal government”, but they really don’t believe in what they say. Take this latest example from the conservative Supreme Court:
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down Montana’s century-old limits on corporate political spending, putting an end to the state’s resistance to Citizens United and effectively expanding that controversial ruling to the state and local elections.
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, decided in January 2010, struck down federal limits on campaign spending by corporations and unions as violations of the First Amendment. Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing on behalf of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, reached the bold conclusion that “independent expenditures, including those made by corporations, do not give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption,” and therefore “[n]o sufficient governmental interest justifies limits on the political speech of nonprofit or for-profit corporations.”
The vote was split along ideological lines. Basically the conservatives said “the sovereignty you have imposed for over a 100 years, Montana, well it’s wrong”.
This is also a perfect example of how the conservatives are willing to give our nation to the greedy corporations. It is one of the biggest insults ever leveraged against democracy and it’s coming from those “democracy loving” chest thumpers on the right. Sickening……