Americans across the political spectrum fundamentally reject unchecked spending in our elections, made possible by Supreme Court Decisions such as Citizens United v. FEC and Buckley v. Valeo. According to a June New York Times/CBS News Poll, there is deep support among Republican and Democrat voters alike for measures that would restrict the influence of Super PACs and for more disclosure of election spending.
In addition, the poll found that many voters reject the argument the ongoing Supreme Court jurisprudence on campaign finance that asserts political money is a form of speech protected by the First Amendment.
In a follow-up interview from the New York Times, Teri Holland, 67, a former database manger and self-identified Republican from New Mexico comments:
“I think it’s an obscene thing the Supreme Court did. The old-boy system is kind of dead, but now it’s the rich system. The rich decide what’s going to happen because the Supreme Court allows PACs to have civil rights.”
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