In light of the Supreme Court's ruling this past week (MCCUTCHEON ET AL. v. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION) about campaign contributions and allowing much more money to flow into the federal electoral process...the words of a previously elected official seem worth noting:
President Woodrow Wilson—
"I am a most unhappy man. I have unthinkingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Government in the civilised world – no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of men."
evox ACTION LINK: If you find yourself enraged and/or inspired, like members of MoveOn, Common Cause, Public Citizen, Move to Amend, and more (click those links for more in-depth information), visit the Money Out/Voters In action website to find events and activism in areas near you. The reaction has been swift, and your voice, not your wallet, should be heard no matter what side you are on.