"The Supreme Court has given a green light to a new stampede of special interest money in our politics. It is a major victory for big oil, Wall Street banks, health insurance companies and the other powerful interests that marshal their power every day in Washington to drown out the voices of everyday Americans....while undermining the influence of average Americans who make small contributions to support their preferred candidates."(Obama, "Statement from the President on Today's Supreme Court Decision.")
President Obama's quote explains how the endless amount of corporate funding that is now allowed will drown out the voices of campaign donaters and volunteers. An electoral candidate is reliant on funding in order to run a successful campaing. In the past, funding was provided largely by individual citizens whose financial influence is used to pressure politicians into making decisions that will benefit their employment, living standards, and safety among other essential elements to a persons happiness. With corporations bein...
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... not vote in their own country. The outrage of the American people forced this amendment to become the fastest in U.S. History to become ratified in just 107 days. The 26th Amendment should speak to us as an example of the power we have as citizens, to unite and to show our concern of the court ruling in Citizens United v. FEC and the repercussions that it will have on ourselves and future generations to come.
"CITIZENS UNITED v. FEDERAL ELECTION COMM’N." CITIZENS UNITED v. FEDERAL ELECTION COMM’N. N.p., 24 Mar. 2009. Web. 08 Dec. 2013.
Obama, Barack H. "Statement from the President on Today's Supreme Court Decision." The White House. N.p., 21 Jan. 2010. Web. 09 Dec. 2013.
"U.S. Department of Labor -- History -- 5. Progressive Era Investigations." U.S. Department of Labor -- History -- 5. Progressive Era Investigations. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2013.
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