More and more public figures are beginning to speak out against the unparalleled role of dark money in modern American politics, and people are beginning to recognize that the democracy that our nation was founded on is withering away under the corrupting influence of capitalist excess.
HARTMANN: Our Supreme Court has now said “Unlimited money in politics” it seems a violation of principles of democracy.
PRES. CARTER: It violates the essence of what made America a great country and its political system.
Now its an oligarchy with unlimited political bribery being the essence of getting the nomination for president or elected president, same thing applies to governors U.S. Senators and Congressmembers.
Now we’ve seen a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors who want and expect and get favors for them after the election is over.
It’s gonna take a political movement to change things, isnt it?
PRES. CARTER: It’s gonna take a set of horrible, disgraceful series of acts in our country that turns the public against it, maybe even Congress and the Supreme Court, that would be the main thing, but at the present time, the incumbents, Democrats and Republicans alike, look at this money as a great benefit to themselves, because somebody in Congress has a lot more to sell to an avid contributor.
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