Citizens United Should Be Seen For What It Is

Citizens United is a positive and very nice sounding title for a political action committee designed and run by a nefarious group of Republicans who want to continue the unethical measures that the Republicans are so good at implementing to win elections and stay in power. The Republicans have raised the practice of drawing district voting lines to such a sublime art in order to enhance their (GOP) standing in any election. This requires being more creative in drawing district lines than a Picasso or more appropriately a Salvidor Dali whose Persistence of Memory does to reality what Republican gerrymandering does to fair elections. They draw the lines of gerrymandering to reflect their strengths while lessening the power of Democrats trying to regain power. In closely fought areas the GOP has greatly outdistanced the opposition in the electoral college while barely winning the election contest. In the cases of Gore/Bush and Clinton/Trump. The elected president lost the popular vote. It is not a fair fight and it is a corruption of our democracy. Read more about the fight against Citizens United here: TC PALM: SEN. BILL NELSON’S WAR CHEST REACHES $5 MILLION

There is no doubting the managerial power of Republicans, as a group, they are business owners, managers, and the entitled class who hold powerful positions in and out of government in their communities. They are educated but like many college graduates who develop a fondness for their less educated and often underprivileged fellow man. These future barons of industry are only in it for the betterment of their own group, fellow fat cats, good ole boys, and the country club set.

In Florida, Citizens United is challenging the Democratic candidate, Bill Nelson, by advocating for a divisive Rick Scott who many Floridians loathed as governor. There have been excellent Florida Governors: Lawton Childs and Bob Graham from the Democratic party and Charlie Crist and Independent. If the popular Bill Nelson is defeated it will be another indication of the changing demographics of the Florida population and the further inroads being made by the GOP.

Our country is going through a very bad time. The lure of riches is replacing a love of justice and understanding. Many are turning their backs on their fellow man to concentrate on their own entitled family while our nation is losing respect around the world.

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