In 2010 the Supreme Court issued a ruling that would change the political landscape for the worse. This ruling is referred to their decision in the case of the Citizens United versus FEC decision. The inclusion they came to in this case left millions of Americans upset. Ultimately, the Supreme Court decided that money equals speech. In this decision, they opened the floodgates for money to pour into American politics Unlimited. This naturally results in the further corruption of our political system. By allowing wealthy people to donate as much as they want to a giving candidate they have the ability to purchase the candidates favor as well as their vote on specific policies. By doing so they practically ensure that the candidate no longer represents the members of their constituency.
This decision led to the further unraveling of our democracy as it moves increasingly further towards an oligarchy. Wealthy Americans already have an unprecedented access to politicians now they have yet another venue in which to influence policy in their favor. Naturally, this decision did not please many Americans and political outcry has been abundant. Organizations such as end citizens United were created as a result of this ruling.
The political organization end citizens United took to the task of supporting political candidates who reject what is called dark money. The group end citizens United also seek out candidates who have a track record of voting against policies that would further the abundant bribery on Capitol Hill. The organization seeks to aid honest politicians through grassroots fundraising. These politicians in their quest to be honest and uncorrupted find themselves at a disadvantage compared to their more bribeable peers. End citizens United encourages everyday Americans to make a donation that will support a more transparent political process. It is their goal that through not only an outcry but the support of the public they can drive political officials to reverse this decision and in the rampant corruption. Though the process will not be easy in the organization believes that it is essential to ensure a fair and properly functioning democracy in the United States of America.
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