Monday, February 8, 2010

Sandra Day O'Connor on Corporate Personhood: "I think Mutually assured destruction is the most likey outcome."

It's significant that a former conservative swing vote on the U.S. Supreme Court would come out against the recent decision to give corporations control of our elections. From the Capital Times and Dave Zweifel:

No one is more upset with the Supreme Court’s ruling that gives corporations the green light to spend unfettered amounts on American elections than retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. “Gosh,” she said during an appearance at Georgetown University, “I step away for a couple of years and there’s no telling what’s going to happen.” ...she thinks states ought to quit electing judges and appoint them instead … she foresees unrestricted campaign spending that will drown out the average citizen from election speech.

“I think mutually assured destruction is the most likely outcome,” she added.

Conservative activist Justice Samuel Alito, who in 2006 replaced O’Connor, couldn't keep his mouth shut when he quietly said “not true” when Obama ripped into the courts ruling. Alito is like most authoritarian conservatives. He expects us to believe the courts high minded ruling class ideologues are always right.

1 comment:

  1. I could live with appointed judges if we could get the WMCs and WEACs out of the process.