Now, I haven't had time to fully wrap my brain around the Supreme Court's latest big-time decision, Citizens United, but I think the satire of one Stephen Colbert aptly and somewhat frighteningly sums it up.
In short, we could very soon be treated to political candidates endorsed by Corporations, products, brand names, and other big business. Of course, big business has been in the pockets of politics since the foundation of our country, but this decision is going to make it very interesting. I'm almost always a supporter of "More Speech is Good Speech."
But in this instance, giving First Amendment speech protections to large corporations seems like arming a handful of CEOs with bazookas in a paintball fight. I'm just waiting for the first iCandidate to win the U.S. Presidency, who will live in the McDonald's White House and do business in the Oval(tine) Office (R).