Citizens United Strong Response Of The United States

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Citizens United Strong Response In 2010, a very controversial law was passed that has changed the way our elections are ran. Our Supreme Court led by Justice Roberts immediately jumped on passing this law called Citizens United. Citizens United allows big corporations to spend as much money as they want in elections. This means that the corporations can put all of their money towards one candidate or they can put forth all of their money towards advertising for elections. This is good because these corporations can encourage people to become interested enough in elections to actively participate. With more people actively participating there are more votes for each individuals most favorable candidate creating the best outcome for the President of the United States or for a new member in the House or Senate. Since Citizens Untied gives so much power to corporations, these corporations heavily influence who to vote for through their advertising and money. From all of this unconditional amount of advertising and money influences in our elections, corporations have the ability to make their vote overpower the people’s votes. David Parker thoroughly explains what the passing of Citizens United has created in his blog post “Citizens United: The Good, The Bad, and the Mostly Ugly” posted on January 21st, 2013. He states how Citizens United is good because the “money spent on advertising provides information to voters” (Parker) which allows the public to be more informed. More
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