Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A New Pledge of Allegiance

The Supreme Court shocked the American political system last week with its ruling giving new rights to corporations. According to the Supremes, corporations have the same constitutional rights as individuals do. Therefore, there can be no restrictions on their free speech rights under the First Amendment.

The result of this decision sweeps away 100 years of jurisprudence and American tradition. It allows corporations to spend an unlimited amount of money in election campaigns. They are free to buy access to the halls of power in our fair Republic without any restriction. I suggest the following change in our nations Pledge of Allegiance:

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United Corporations of America and to the conglomerate for which it stands, one oligarchy, under the almighty dollar, with liberty and bonuses for all CEOs."

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