You should support Citizens United
Citizens United is the subject of routine lies.
The Citizens United decision is good news for the grassroots but bad news for entrenched incumbents and the media. It helps level the playing field. Citizens United made competition easier for challengers, and also freed them from having to rely on the good graces of the mainstream media.
The entrenched interests, who would benefit by overturning it, don’t want you to know the following fact…
Citizens United did NOT give political campaigns access to unlimited corporate contributions.
Indeed, one upcoming Presidential candidate is promising “not to take these huge corporate donations.” That’s a hollow promise, and he’s trying to mislead you. Campaigns don’t have legal access to this money. No Presidential candidate has access to these funds.
What Citizens United actually did was permit a non-profit, grassroots corporation to broadcast a movie about a presidential candidate. Before Citizens United, spending money to either broadcast or promote information about a candidate was illegal, unless you were a member of the privileged mainstream media. In this case, you couldn’t see the movie.