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Why the ACLU Is Wrong About 'Citizens United'

From a former ACLU member

The ACLU has not admitted its mistake in supporting Citizens United. Until it does I will not consider rejoining the organization. Citizens and its aftermath, an avalanche of corporate and private largesse, has all but completely corrupted the electoral process and our representative democracy. It is a usurpation by oligarchs turning our democracy into a plutocracy and our elected officials into sycophants who enact laws and regulations, oversight and enforcement that go to the benefit of those who underwrite their campaigns. Citizens must be reversed and overturned to restore the idea of a government of, by and for the people.

Dave Lefcourt

US

Mar 23 2012 - 1:43pm