The loudest voices

04/25/2014 7:03 PM

04/25/2014 7:05 PM

Protecting the freedom of individuals to use their money in the way they wish is worthless if those with much more money spend that more.

Just as a loud person is heard more easily in a crowded room so too are those with money heard and listened to more readily by our politicians.

The recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings have now made the voices of those with money so loud that they threaten to drown out the voices of the great majority of Americans.

The strength of a democracy lies in the fact that all of us can be heard by our representatives and anything that threatens that basic truth threatens democracy.

With these rulings we are in danger of becoming a plutocracy instead of a democracy, a nation where the government does what is best only for the large companies and wealthy individuals instead of all of us.

— Bill Robinson, Arlington

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