Monday, June 27, 2011

Here we go again

Another outrageous 5-4 Supreme Court decision, this time striking down Arizona's ground-breaking "clean elections" law that sought to "level the playing field" of funding of candidates so that money couldn't as easily buy elections. Under the guise of First Amendment rhetoric, the Court continues to foster finance over speech, money as the ultimate form of expression.

I'm wavering in my desire to sit out the 2012 election, if for no other reason than to keep the right from further polluting the Supreme Court.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I wonder what would happen if a state were to announce that a law overturned by the supreme court would be enforced anyway. I mean if a state legislature and governor were to defy the court, empowering the state attorney general and deploying state police authorities to do so. The argument could be made that AZ has the sovereign right to fund and hold elections as it sees fit. Could make for compelling dialog, especially given the love of Arizonans for the 2nd Amendment.