How’s this for taking things a leetle bit too far… (It makes a good point though.)
Did the US Supreme Court consider that by ruling the government may not ban political spending by corporations in candidate elections (on the basis that it’s a ‘free speech’ right!) that it was, in effect, giving corporations ‘human rights’? … like standing for election? Ha! It didn’t occur to me.
“It’s our democracy. We bought it, we paid for it, and we’re going to keep it.”
“The way we see it, Corporate America has been the driving force in Congress for years — but now it’s time we got behind the wheel ourselves.”
“Now that democracy is truly for sale, Murray Hill Incorporated is offering top dollar.”
Corporation Says It Will Run for Congress
By Catherine Rampell NY Times 2 Feb 2010
Following the Supreme Court decision implicitly granting corporations the right to free speech (by determining that political spending is a kind of speech), a corporation has decided to take what it believes to be “democracy’s next step”: It is running for Congress.
With more than a twinge of irony, Murray Hill Incorporated, a liberal public relations firm, recently announced that it planned to run in the Republican primary in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District.
I love this kind of thing. It dares you to answer the question: ‘Well, why NOT?’
The bigger question is, what will that untrammelled right to fund the candidate of their choice DO to the electoral process? The video has a serious side, huh?