The line between corporate economic interests and American governance is quite likely to become blurred irreparably this week as the Supreme court is set to decide the fate of our democracy and the ability of the citizenry to have a reasonable voice in it going into the future .
The Supreme Court's decision in the campaign finance reform case Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission , which may be announced as early as today ,will be a watershed moment for American democracy with far reaching implications .
The case revolves around corporate funding during the last election cycle and a movie on Hillary Clinton. At issue is whether as legal "persons" corporate money spent to influence elections is protected under the first amendment as free speech and whether limits on corporate money spent during elections should be eliminated altogether !
With the increasing corporate control of the military and intelligence communitites, as well as the likelihood of a mandate to purchase the flawed product of the health insurers , a decision in favor of persons which, as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg pointed out during the Citizens United oral argument, are not endowed by their creator with inalienable rights, seems inevitable.