Originally Posted by ElasticNinja
Is it though? Is it really?
I mean it is wrong. But contrary to those two things? I'm not so sure.
Well, speaking as an American who was raised in the US and studied the US Constitution in school from grade school through college and beyond, as someone who was brought up to believe in the American Way
, yes it really is.
"We are different because our government and our way of life are not based on the divine right of kings, the hereditary privileges of elites
, or the enforcement of deference to dictators" sums it up nicely. Super-PACs are the playthings of people like Donald Trump and the Koch brothers, who inherited their wealth, privilege and power. Our Constitution, and our nation's reason for rejecting the British monarchy and class system was based on the concept of "one person, one vote" not "one dollar, one vote".
Never before in US history have we had a Supreme Court justice (never mind five at once) who openly flouted the rule of the Constitution, and actively participated in partisan politics (with clear conflicts of interest) while on the bench. Such actions were so unthinkable that our Constitution has no provisions for how to handle this level of corruption. It is a truly perilous situation.