SchwartzReport: CITIZENS UNITED Treason Playing Out at State Level Now

Commerce, Corruption, Government
Stephan A. Schwartz
Stephan A. Schwartz

Citizens United is perhaps the the worst Supreme Court decision since Dred Scott v. Sandford. One resulted in a Civil War, the other is destroying democracy. I am astonished how little citizen outcry there is about this. The pernicious effects have extended into the State level, which is even more vulnerable to influence and money. Having met a considerable number of them over the years I would observe State legislators, as a rule, are not very sophisticated in governance. Everything is more naked. And if there are term limits its even worse. The real power comes to reside in a permanent civil service that become tightly interlinked with special interests. And the effect on a state elective judiciary is proving to be devastating.

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