Yesterday, the Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision in favor of the Constitution and our rights under the First Amendment. Special thanks to David Bossie and his staff at Citizens United for suing the Federal Election Commission in 2008. You know this decision is in the best interest of America when Left-Wingers like Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) almost cries during yesterday's news conference following the decision and makes outlandish statements like, "this is the end of democracy in America as we know it".
Click here for a copy of the Court's ruling.
The truth of the matter is that the playing field has now been leveled -- no more one-side dominance by unions, media conglomerates, and MoveOn.org in terms of political advertising.
Yesterday's decision opens the door to ALL Americans, regardless of who they are or where they work, to have an opportunity to speak their voice and/or fund political advertisements.
This is why Chucky is upset. He could care less about democracy or voters. This is abundantly clear based on his Senate votes this year on issues that have minority support in America.
Here was an email sent out from Citizens United yesterday:
Today is a historic day for Citizens United, the Conservative Movement, and for all Americans who cherish the First Amendment.
I am proud to tell you that the Supreme Court announced its decision today in our case, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, and we prevailed!
Today's decision that allows Citizens United to air its documentary films and advertisements is a tremendous victory, not only for Citizens United but for every American who desires to participate in the political process without fear of government intervention. As our case amply demonstrates, campaign finance legislation over the last two decades has imposed, as Justice Anthony Kennedy put it, a "censorship . . . vast in its reach." By overruling Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce and striking down McCain-Feingold's ban on so-called electioneering communications, the Supreme Court has made possible the participation in our political process that is the right of every American citizen - a right that had been severely curtailed under the McCain-Feingold law.
Here is a quote from today's Supreme Court opinion that, for me, perfectly summarizes why we took on this fight:
"When Government seeks to use its full power, including the criminal law, to command where a person may get his or her information or what distrusted source he or she may not hear, it uses censorship to control thought. This is unlawful. The First Amendment confirms the freedom to think for ourselves."