At the founding of our nation, our founders established within our nation a set of ideals and rights which should be maintained by our government. Among these ideals it was established that our government was to be of the people by the people and for the people.
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You may not have heard, but a slew of international trade negotiators are pushing for a new, secret “free trade” deal — the Trans-Pacific-Partnership (TPP) — an agreement many are calling a “NAFTA on steroids.” NAFTA itself has resulted in job losses, the decimation of our manufacturing industry, offshoring, trade deficits, soaring national debt, and a flood of foreign imports.
Our nation’s leaders are trying to sell out America. Of course they won’t tell you that, but in all reality that is what they are doing. Who are they selling it to? Multinational corporations and the one percent. Is it really any surprise though? They have spent hundreds of millions of dollars in donations to ensure these individuals gain and retain power.
In Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are equivalent to people, and thus have the same first amendment rights. Any attempt to abridge those rights (for example, the McCain-Feingold bill, which limited campaign donations) is a violation of the Constitution. This disastrous decision has paved the way for companies that care more about overseas profits than America.