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August 27, 2014

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letter to the editor:

Supreme Court favors the wealthy

The 5-4 Supreme Court decisions are getting tiresome. The latest Republican decision from the Supreme Court unlocks the flood of money to politicians. Their decision was rendered as a free-speech decision. What does free speech have to do with buying politicians and politics?

The Koch brothers spent $400 million trying to buy favorable results for themselves in the 2012 elections. Does anyone believe the Koch brothers are trying to do anything for you, me and the rest of America? If you say the Koch brothers are trying to do anything for anybody besides themselves, you’re lying.

Everyone has the right to free speech, but does that mean that anyone who yells louder than anyone else has more free speech than you. Does the Koch brothers’ $400 million have more influence in politics than my $40? Of course the Koch brothers win every time. Their free-speech rights bury my free-speech rights. So the wealthy’s free speech is greater than my free speech.

The Koch brothers spent $400 million on the 2012 election, so what’s your guess for the 2014 midterm election and the presidential election in 2016? Maybe $600 million?

This letter is my example of free speech. The Koch brothers’ example of free speech is buying politicians to do their bidding and influencing politics in general so that the Koch brothers’ personal wealth and power expand.

The current Republican Supreme Court will always favor the wealthy and corporations over the good of the American people.

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