Today could be my lucky day!
Bernie Sanders speaking on the steps of the US Supreme Court against a challenge to McCutcheon v. FEC. If the challenge to the case is successful, aggregate contribution limits on federal candidates, parties, and political action committees (PACs) would be thrown out. In other words, people, more like the wealthiest ones, would have no more barriers restricting how much money they can directly donate to any of said three.
Full speech text:
In the long history of our country people have fought and died for democracy. Democracy means one person, one vote. The fact that all of us have the opportunity to be involved in the political process to stand up for what we believe in. Three years ago, or so the Supreme Court decided that corporations are people. They decided that through independent expenditures billionaires could spend unlimited sums of money to impact elections.
Let me say one word to you right now about how relevant that is. As all of you know, the government of the United States shut down. Hundreds of thousands of workers are suffering, millions of people are not getting the services they need. Right now, as we speak, in the House of Representatives there are people who are being threatened that if they vote for a clean CR to open the government without destroying the Affordable Care Act then huge sums of money will be spent against them in the next election.
We are living in a society where a handful of people with incredible sums of money, folks like the Koch brothers and others, are undermining what this democracy is supposed to be about. The bottom line here is that if we do not want to move this nation to an oligarchic form of society where a handful of billionaires can determine the outcome of these elections, then it is imperative not only that we overturn Citizens United, but that we put a lid on how much people can contribute in elections.
Freedom of speech, in my view, does not mean the freedom to buy the United States government.
*TRIGGER WARNING FOR RAPE*
"Go ahead and call the cops- they can’t unrape you”
Imagine being a 13 year old girl who has been raped. By multiple boys. And your rape was filmed and then shared on Facebook, where an audience of thousands of anonymous users watched your personal strife. The next step would be to go to the police – and so you do. And their response? To ask what you were wearing. And then dismiss your rape, saying there’s not enough evidence to proceed.
That’s what happened to a 13 year old young woman who was raped two years ago.
She was the victim of Roast Busters, a group of boys who secretly filmed themselves gang raping intoxicated underage girls. They then humiliated these women by bragging on Facebook – posting videos and sharing the personal anguish of these women with an audience of thousands.
The police are saying there’s not enough evidence to convict these Roast Busters, so they won’t charge them. But, it’s now come to light that one of the rapists is, in fact, a local police officer’s son. And that in the past few years 4 victims have gone to the police – and their voices were consistently ignored.
It’s clear that the police force isn’t doing its part to find justice for these young women. These young women are being dismissed by the official body that is supposed to support those in need – and they have nowhere to turn to because of a lack of proper support services for victims of assault.
That’s why we need Prime Minister John Key to step up and do the right thing.
signal boost this shit
piece of shit scum think they’re hot shit just because of nepotism. i want to see them locked away for the rest of their fucking lives
i want to see them stoned to death. let’s step it up a little and give them what they actually deserve.
people act like rape could never happen in america, but fail to actually see outside their narrow views and demonize other countries + their women as savages.
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