Court favors wealthy

04/03/2014 6:04 AM

04/04/2014 5:39 AM

Originally, the right to vote was reserved for a small minority, namely male white landowners. Since that time, we have expanded the right to include all non-felon citizens, 18 or older. Recently, there has been a systemic effort to suppress voting rights: voter ID laws and eliminating early voting. Courts have thwarted this effort.

The U.S. Supreme Court found another way to control the outcome of elections. If we can't keep the masses from voting, then control how they vote. To that end, the court took another step toward giving the power back to a tiny minority of mostly rich old white men, by removing all limits on political contributions.

If you found the Sheldon Adelson situation repulsive, than hold on to your hats. Money equals votes, and the super rich have been left free to spend whatever it takes for their candidate to win.

-- Daniel Salinger, Elk Grove

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