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Now I know you didn't read the original linked article! Here's another Dershowitz quote from the same article:
“Whoever wrote that press release about Citizens United [Stanley] is an ignoramus. Citizens United only applies to corporations. Sheldon Adelson is an individual, and he only began making large donations to Republicans in response to George Soros.” (emphasis mine)


The impact of Citizens United is wider. It not only advances the ridiculous notion that "Corporations are people" (a quote from Mitt Romney, BTW), in the sense that they have the same free speech rights. It also declares that giving money is an act that is covered by the right to free speech. In other words, it throws all campaign finance laws out the window, leaving corporations AND individuals free to donate as much money as they wish to political candidates (anonymously if they wish). It is a total subversion of the political process, taking the power away from the individuals who vote and giving it all to the people who finance political campaigns. There is no doubt that, when someone contributes ten of millions of dollars to a political candidate, the candidate becomes beholden to the donor. The bottom line is that political bribery has been legalized in America. Sheldon Adelson and a few others like him are taking full advantage of that awful ruling, which is destroying our democracy right before our very eyes.

Elan
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