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The corporate media tows the line for the beltway mentality, never delving into the corrupt system of campaign finance and influence peddling that got us to where we are today. The TV guys can’t be brave because it would hurt their parent companies’ profits.
Citizens United, a ruling by the highest court in our nation to allow corporate money to flood political campaigns, showed us just how low our place is under the current system. Even the judiciary seems to want to hand control of our lawmaking to nonhuman entities created to amass wealth at any deferred price.
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