U.S. Supreme Court’s notorious January 21, 2010, ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission,
“The United States was born in rebellion against corporations,” Gaffney writes. “The U.S. Supreme Court soon began restoring their power. When it overreached, strong executives and popular movements set it back: under
- Andrew Jackson,
- Abraham Lincoln,
- Teddy Roosevelt, and
Gaffney assays, “Will ‘ordinary’ taxpayers rebel, as they did in the American Revolution, Emancipation, the Progressive Age of Reform, and the New Deal, or will corporate power wax unchecked until it replaces democracy altogether?