This is not the America I know

This is not the America I know

Well, I should say this is the last straw. I never thought I'd see the day that the Supreme Court would vote in favor of corporate dollars over American citizens. In the name of "freedom of speech?"

Well, the last time I looked, corporations did not have mouths. These five judges just lost the credibility of the Supreme Court of America. So much for "government for the people, by the people." Looks more like, "for the corporations, by the corporations." Small business has just taken a huge hit. Walmart reigns. What is going on here? Seems more like the United States of China.

Brigette Cooke

Ashland

Foreign interests are corporate interests

Corporations are owned by their shareholders, and in nearly all large corporations, many of the shareholders are foreign nationals, not citizens of the United States. In fact, shares may well be owned by Taliban and al-Qaeda leaders. This outlandish decision has effectively put American elections up for sale to foreign nationals through their corporate investments.

Lauren Taylor

Ashland

Dollars equal votes because of decision

The Supreme Court decided that corporations and unions can spend unlimited funds for and against candidates and issues. We are therefore well on our way from democracy to moneycracy. Each dollar you have gets one equal vote. Cheers!

Gideon Wizansky

Ashland

Corporations should solve national debt

Now that we are no longer a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, but an international corporatocracy, perhaps we can finally pay off our national debt! After all, if only five of the leading corporations like Exxon, Blackwater, Haliburton, Walmart, Enron gave half of their yearly profits, we might actually be almost in the black. Oh, and if we continue making weapons and selling war around the world for a profit ... yep, that should do it.

What do you think we should do? Take a nap, take a pill, watch TV? Maybe rent a movie? After all we are not a corporation — we are only a single citizen, and that's not going to count for much anymore. Is it? Or is there still time to take a stand and pay attention?

Nancy Rose

Ashland