Since when is it okay to outright lie to tens of millions of American citizens about issues of national importance? Since when can politicians say anything they want to with impunity? If Congressman Rangel can be brought before the House Ethics Committee on relatively minor charges, then it's more than justified to investigate Rep John Boehner, Sarah Palin, and others. Rep. Boehner and these others must be held accountable. We need to prevail upon the Office of Congressional Ethics, en masse, to investigate the unethical activities of various right-wing individuals and organizations, including, but certainly not limited to, Fox News, Citizen's United, Liberty Central, Americans For Prosperity, John A Boehner, Koch brothers, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Dick Morris, and Karl Rove.
The long-term GOP agenda is to give maximum advantage to the very wealthy and to large corporations. American democracy, once "for the people and by the people", threatened by the right-wing Republican's long-term agenda, could easily devolve into a plutarchy, a government by and for large corporations and the extremely wealthy.
Uninformed voters, manipulated by GOP disinformation, are the right-wing Republican's power base.
This situation became possible last January, 2010, when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Citizen's United vs FEC, ignoring a century of legal opinion on campaign financing. This ruling a) enables covert donations of unlimited funds to tax-exempt political organizations for campaign ads and thereby b) allows corporations or a wealthy few, for all practical purposes, to potentially buy elections.
In fact, right-wing tax-exempt organizations, such as Citizen's United and Americans For Prosperity (AFP), are receiving huge covert donations, far exceeding campaign funding levels ever before experienced in any election. Some are even out-spending the candidates they support! They are affirming the GOP disinformation and trying to buy control of Congress. Moreover, without exercising critical thinking, disinformed members of The Tea Party and the AFP, who believe they are acting as patriots, are in fact unwitting puppets of the covert donors to these organizations. Ultimately, these organizations are pursuing an agenda that protects the wealthy, big corporations and Wall Street, and that removes existing legislative protection of the rights of all Americans and the environment.
It's no surprise that GOP obstruction included, in September, 2010, blocking the "Disclose Act", which is legislation designed to counter the effects of the Supreme Court decision.
If we fail to elect a strong Democrat majority in Congress, our country will continue to be economically gutted by greedy, unprincipled and predatory capitalists. Many of our rights as Americans—to assured and affordable health insurance, to a clean and safe environment, to the freedom of choice when it comes to pregnancy or a marriage partner, and much more—would almost certainly be legislated away. And American democracy, once "for the people and by the people," will effectively devolve into a plutarchy, a government by and for large corporations and the extremely wealthy, with the country's social agenda driven by a fundamentalist Christian coalition dedicated to dissolving the separation of church and state.
A call to actionIf this makes you feel even a little concerned, then please invest a little time to forward this link to your friends, post it on a blog, print it, hand it out, leave it at a cafe, or tack it on a kiosk. And please talk to people about voting Democrat in 2012.
Take a stand and vote! Help decide the future of your America.