Here’s how Bernie Sanders could win: The one issue where Hillary’s vulnerable, and where the Tea Party might be right


The Salon article Here’s how Bernie Sanders could win: The one issue where Hillary’s vulnerable, and where the Tea Party might be right has the perfect one line description to start you off.

If progressives want to retake government, a full-throated war on public corruption is the key to everything

I liked the fact that the article notes that corruption of the political system was running rife long before the Citizen’s United decision where the Supreme Court explicitly accepted corruption as part of the system.

In Citizens United, Justice Kennedy “found” that government has no stake in “soft corruption”–the billions spent on lobbying and elections–because, he says, it does no harm and people don’t seem to mind it.

This is nowhere near what the founding ancestors thought about corruption. If Supreme Court justices actually wanted to be strict constructionists, they would not be so cavalier about even a hint of corruption.

I bet some politicians are going to say that the Supreme Court will knock down any efforts at fixing the system. So first we have to change the Supreme Court. Under the current corrupt system, that would take too long before we could even get started.

If we have a flood of laws making even the hint of corruption punishable, as the founding ancestors did, it could take years for the Supreme Court to knock them down. While the reformers are at it, they could also make clear that impeachment will rapidly follow any Supreme Court justices who take money, or even vague promises of favors, for their decisions. There are at least a couple of current justices who would be gone in seconds if this rule were enforced.

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