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Sun., Feb. 12, 2012

Citizens not united by this

It is ironic that the U.S. Supreme Court decision that has unleashed the mad dogs of the super PACs is known as the Citizens United case. That ruling has provided to corporations, labor unions or advocacy groups the same constitutional rights and protections that I have. No way our Founding Fathers or President Abraham Lincoln could have foreseen this obscene interpretation of “We the People.”

We, the real people, must demand that our elected leaders step forward with integrity and urgency to reject and overturn this distortion of reality.

The current corrupt state of campaign financing is a menacing disease that, left untreated, threatens the life of our democracy.

I don’t pretend to have the remedy to this. I know it will get worse throughout this year before there is any hope that it gets better. It will only get better when those we elect to represent us see the threat and urgent need for change. If they don’t see it, then it’s time to send someone that does.

Harvey Morrison

Spokane



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