The Federal Election Commission

One of the most controversial court cases that has pitted the main political forces against each other this past decade has been the controversial Citizens United vs. the Federal Election Commission. The background of the case, as taken from the website of the FEC states the following:
“The Federal Election Campaign Act (the Act) prohibits corporations and labor unions from using their general treasury funds to make electioneering communications or for speech that expressly advocates the election or defeat of a federal candidate.”
With the advent of this court decision, the Supreme Court of the United states found that Citizens United fim degrading a political candidate (Hillary Clinton to be exact) through the process of marketing and advertising a film was protected under the umbrella of the First Amendment guarding political speech. Such monetization of the political process calls into question the strength of the current democracy and the ounces of corruption that could soon turn into pounds.  There are few nation-states that one could point to as being truly “corruption-free” (Denmark hosts the most corruption-free gov’t according to Transparency International’s 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index). However, this is a trait that holds back the growth of the whole of society, weakening the disadvantaged and emboldening the powerful. As Transparency International goes on to state:
“Bribes and backroom deals don’t just steal resources from the most vulnerable – they

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