Supreme Court

How The Supreme Has Made Bribery Legal.

The Supreme Court is the Bribe System. The six Republican-appointed justices are corrupt. Through their membership in the Federalist Society, accepting gratuities and their religious theology are corrupting the legal system.

The six Republican-appointed Supreme Court Justices have been bought-off by Billionaires and Corporations. Prior to their appointments, they received money from Billionaires, Corporations, and the Federalist Society. Expenditures the Republican Justices had before, and after being appointed to the Court, have been secretly paid off. For decades, Republican Justices have openly flaunted judicial ethics by participating in politics and taking money and gifts from corporations and billionaires with business before the Court. There are ethical standards for all courts below the Supreme Court level, however, there is no established ethical standard for the Supreme Court. Republican Justices claim that the Supreme Court is essentially above the law with regard to ethics and that — on constitutional issues — it has the final say, and can’t be overruled by Congress without a constitutional amendment.

Anyone who doesn't think the Supreme Court has become a political body is living on another planet. The six Republican members of the Supreme Court are very political. The Supreme Court changed the rules of the game, and now there's pretty much not a single member of the House of Representatives who's not a multi-millionaire. There are now senators who are worth tens of millions of dollars and some billionaires. Many of them got rich while they were in the House Representatives and Senate because they carved an exemption into the insider trading laws. They know whenever a company is going to get a contract, or a particular defense contractor is going to get a government contract. They know it before the public knows it. So, then they just go in and buy a whole pile of stock. If anyone else did that it would be considered “insider trading” and they would go to jail. We saw this happening all over the place. It is poison to a Democracy.

We have the best Supreme Court and Court System that the Big Money Bribe System can buy for themselves. The recent barrage of decisions is devastating and precedent-setting while ignoring precedents. Many Americans wonder how we arrived at such a dark moment. The answer is simple, even if it is rarely discussed in corporate media: It lies in a giant pile of anonymous cash that was deployed to buy Supreme Court seats, help determine justices’ caseloads, and shape their decisions. The country's founders intended for the Supreme Court appointed by a President who was elected by a majority of the vote. The Republican Supreme Court Justices were appointed by Presidents who did NOT win a majority vote. The Supreme does not have to follow the Constitution (though they claim they follow the “Original Intent”) or the will of the people, instead, they act as appointed Kings that can rule in a religious founded principle they decree.

The public will almost certainly never know all the identities of the ultra-wealthy individuals and interests who paid to stack the court (court packing) and influence its decisions. A secretive, well-financed dark money network helped build the Supreme Court’s radical conservative super-majority. It bankrolls many of the politicians and organizations involved in the most controversial cases brought before the court. Recent rulings have invalidated federal abortion rights, loosened gun laws, prevented the federal government from combating climate change, and ended the separation of Church and State based on erroneous facts. In their rulings, they have shown their hypocrisy by basing one decision on “States' Rights” while ruling in another decision that States Do Not Have Rights.

Republicans on the United States Supreme Court ruling in a series of decisions from; Buckley v. Valeo in 1976, First National Bank of Boston v. Bellotti, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission in 2010, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission in 2014 to the Federal Elections Commission v. Ted Cruz For Senate in 2022 rulings allowing billionaires and industries to pour unlimited amounts of money into political campaigns. The exchange of votes for money it is no longer considered political corruption. Money is considered free speech. The more money you have the more free speech you have. The less money you have the less free speech you have. This is simply Un-American.

Making it normal for politicians to be bought off. There is no other developed country in the world that allows this. The problem is money rules in America. This goes against what the Founding Fathers intended when they signed the Declaration Of Independence and the Constitution. The “Original Intent” of the Founding Fathers was, and is, that all citizens are “Created Equal” and have Equal Rights. Not that money rules.

It takes a lot of money to fund a challenge at the Supreme Court. This was not the intent of the Founders, just the opposite, that all citizens have equal access to justice. It takes millions of dollars to bring anything before the Supreme Court, money the average citizen or group of citizens doesn't possess. So you've got these right-wing billionaires and their ideologues who have been willing to pour literally hundreds of millions of dollars into stacking the court and bringing cases to the court, They employ “Think Tanks” to write legal briefs to the courts pretending to be concerned citizens.

The Court changed the rules of the game. What happened is they have set up a “Predators Game” where all these predatory Industries and Billionaires came in making politicians “For Sale.” It is now aPay To Play” system; where if you want any legislation done, or not done, you have to bribe the politicians. The Supreme Court has ruled that it is legal for Billionaires and Corporations to pour money into political campaigns in exchange for votes. It is no longer considered bribery or political corruption – it is now considered free speech. No other developed country allows this. We've become essentially a “Banana Republic.

There are no ethics rules for the Supreme Court. All the lower courts, the Legislative and Executive Branches have Ethics Rules. The Supreme Court claims they have Ethics Rules, but the simple truth is the rule is that there are no rules. Justices can lie, steal and cheat to get on, and remain on, the Supreme Court. Once on the Supreme Court, the Justices believe they are immune to any accountability by the law. The Bribers who put the Republican Justices on the Court will use “Case Shopping” and “Court Shopping” to have the Republican Supreme Court Justices repeal the law. The Bribers will pick a case, and a favorable appellate court, to bring a case that they know will fail in the lower courts up to the Supreme Court. Where they know the Republican Supreme Court will overturn the law and rule in their favor. Bribers have made a deal that bought off the Republican Supreme Court Justices.

The Supreme Court has legalized political bribery. The Court's existence is written into the Constitution, but it is not “Supreme” in its rulings. They are unelected lawyers making authoritarian decrees. Why should we as citizens do what they decree? These legalistic élite have no actual power to force their personal beliefs on us. There's no Supreme Court Army. In fact, their sole source of power is one that is intangible, extremely fragile, and easily can be frittered away and overruled by the public. Trust goes along with making their rulings enforceable. Only if their rulings appear to be fair and honest, and not based upon the personal wants of the Justices will they be enforceable. The Constitution is not meant to extend plutocratic power over the people to the Supreme Court. The Republican court justices' politics have corrupted the system. The Constitution never intended to allow political partisans to decree: that corporate campaign cash is free speech; that the state can take over women's bodies; that the Republican Party can unilaterally shut millions of Voters out of America's voting booths. In so doing this the six unelected lifelong rulers can decree that they are in control where the majority does not rule, instead, the few now rule over the many.

The corrupt Republicans on the US Supreme Court repeatedly say that money is the same thing as speech, and therefore, it is protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution. Corporations are the same thing is people, therefore corporations (instead of people) are protected by the Bill of Rights. This is so wrong, it actually goes against what the Constitution says. It currently is a broken system, we have to overturn Citizens United and we have to reclaim our sovereignty as a nation.

Groups behind the Republican Supreme Court picks spent easily over $500 million in secret money to get them appointed. Mostly in the form of Dark Money, the amount is probably much greater. Of course, the payback to the Bribers in court rulings in their favor makes that $500+ million cost-effective. Packing the court and telling the court what to do. These front groups cook up doctrines like the Major Questions Doctrinein their Ideological Doctrine Factories, and the court is just completely obedient to the forces that put them on to the court. The court created a massive political traffic jam in congress. The Citizens United decision allowed unlimited money into politics, not enforcing the transparency requirement of citizens united, so there are billions and billions of dollars in dark money floating around that control Congress.

The court is now out of step with the mainstream of American society. It is worrisome. The court abandoned principles for results-oriented jurisprudence for theology. This an activist court the likes of which we've never seen before. A court that does not follow the Constitution.

The people need to stand up and tell Congress to regulate the Supreme Court and end their Fascists Authoritarianism. Federal Law is Supreme, given to Congress by the "Supremacy Clause" in the Constitution, and Congress needs to exercise its authority over The Court by making laws limiting its scope.

During the 2022 election candidates and Political Action Committees (PACs) spent nearly 17 billion dollars on state and federal campaigns. This does not include the hidden money in massive amounts to the Republican Party and candidates. The Republicans and the Corporate Media enjoy telling the public that in some races Democratic candidates were able to outspend Republican candidates. What they don't tell you is that Republicans outspent the Democrats by an estimated ten to one margin in unreported “dark money.” The money reported came in the form of small donations from the average citizen to Democratic candidates. The people overwhelmingly voted with their pocketbooks for Democrats. But the Republicans won because the “dark money” flooded the Corporate Media during the final two weeks with attack advertising full of lies and fear to change some people to vote for them. The big difference between the two parties is the source of all that money, whether it comes from small-dollar donations or big money from mega-rich buying politicians. During the 2022 election cycle of the top twenty-five donors, eighteen of the largest givers are Republican. Of the reported money the Republicans outspent Democrats by 200 million dollars, when you calculate the “Dark Money” given to Republicans they have outspent the Democratic candidates by billions of dollars. Billionaires make up 20% of the total Republican donations compared with 14.5% of Democratic donations. The only major reason why they give publicly to the Democrats is to give the appearance of equality.

Some Billionaires will even make donations openly because of their ego. Like Peter Thiel the billionaire Republican mega-donor gave over 32 million dollars in the races of just two of his former employees; J.D. Vance in Ohio and Blake Masters in Arizona. Three billionaires shelled out nearly 20 million dollars to Wisconsin Republican Senator Ron Johnson's reelection campaign. The Supreme Court's Citizens United decision from 2010 paved the way for corporations and outside groups to spend limitless money on elections in secret. They can spend limitless amounts of money to tilt the bias in favor of the Republicans, thereby denying the public a fair election. Making the average person feel like there is not much that can be done about it.

The original justification for campaign finance laws was to prevent the bribing of politicians. The idea was that a billionaire who just says “I'm going to sponsor a US senator” was illegal because it's obvious that politician is going to be beholding to that billionaire when he/she gets in office. This is a huge concern, and it actually is now even worse, because the billionaire isn't just picking a particular candidate but the billionaire is going to Republican Party and essentially saying “I'll buy all of you.” We'll dump $20 million into this race, will dump $20 million into that race and nobody will ever see who we are because we've hidden behind phony front groups. But you, the elected Republicans, and I, the billionaire, will know who you owe. The deal is that you're going to make damn sure you (the Republican Politician) do not do any legislation I (the Billionaire) don't approve of, and by the way, you (the Republican Politician) must give me (the Billionaire) lucrative government contracts so I can keep pouring billions of dollars back to in donations. We don't want the public to have a chance to understand cheating that is really going on.

The reporting about the size of these dark money investments is well known but not talked about by the Republicans. Leonard Leo, a big conservative money rainmaker responsible for putting the six corrupt judges on the Supreme Court. One of the biggest conservative dark money organizations last year by two separate anonymous gifts each totaling more than $425 million dollars. That organization, DonorsTrust, used those funds to support a vast network are prominent conservative causes, including a $17.1 million dollar gift it made to The 85 Fund, a group founded by the major engine of the conservative movement. These are enormous donations that are going into political donations to work anonymously for the “One Percent”. If you add up those two donations that went through DonorsTrust, the identity laundering machine of right-wing billionaires, with the $1.6 billion dollars that went into that same Leonard Leo Network through a single contribution from a single billionaire, you have $2.5 billion dollars laundered into this network to buy Republican Politicians. As evil as that is in terms of the way it plays itself out in our politics, just think, what those donors had in mind? What is their goal? What are the quiet secret deals? That is what is so bad about this. Because the public never gets to see anything. The public is angry because they feel they are being cheated by their Republican Representatives who won't listen to them, of course, they won't listen to the public when they'll do whatever the Big Donors who write $2.5 billion dollars in checks tell them they must do.

The Supreme Court is both the root and a product of this corruption. They opened up the money coffers and the benefit of money flows back to the Six Judges on the Supreme Court. The court's jurisprudence on this has become more and more permissive, and less laissez-faire about anything having to do with campaign regulation. Recently the Court had a major case in which politicians can pay themselves back from loans, the act had previously been prohibited by law. The Court reversed the decision, allowing for more cheating.

The American For Prosperity Organization is the Koch brother's major political organization, attached to it is a 501c3 named Americans For Prosperity Foundation, and the sole purpose is so they can launder tax-deductible money into their bribe system operation. That foundation sued, and the six corrupt Republican Judges on the Supreme Court created a brand new constitutional right; anonymous donors are allowed to hide their identity. During that session of the Supreme Court, those six corrupt Federalist Society Justices took away the right of citizens to have physical autonomy over their own bodies for over half the population. They took that right away and added a new right for dark money billionaires to legally push money into the system without disclosure of their identities which had previously been illegal.

The idea that the Supreme Court is a non-political body is now an absurdity. The new entire purpose of the Supreme Court is to rule politically, it's no longer for the purpose as stated in the Constitution, the six Republican members believe it is in their sole authority to determine the Constitution any way they like. The six Theological members of the Federalist Society, who are now in control of the Supreme Court, determined that their entire purpose is to be a political judiciary; that can run the country and impose their own personal values upon the nation. The idea is to try to impose their own values, that it's one of the most cynical and hypocritical things that's ever happened to Constitutional Values. The Federal Society was built on the idea that you don't want a super-legislature of lifetime appointees, but that is exactly what they have done. It turns out they did want that, they just didn't want it to be you. They didn't want that to be Democratic or Republican appointees that ended up being pro-democracy, they want to be theological-type appointees who want to put Democracy in chains and end the separation of Church and State.

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