Because the Supreme Court has slowly made it legal for the billionaire class to fully control the US government by legalizing corporate lobbying and campaign funding in a way that undeniably amounts to legalized bribery (see 1976’s Buckley v. Valeo, 1978’s First National Bank of Boston v. Bellotti, and 2010’s Citizens United v. FEC), America is now ruled by the wealthy and the people who serve them as surely as a monarchy is ruled by a king or queen.

It goes way beyond just these Supreme Court decisions. They, and other forms of corruption, are the inevitable symptoms of the bigger problems of capitalism, itself, and representative government of any stripe.

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