We are already locked in under Obama for another 2 1/2 years. The new Supreme Court Justice nominee has been grilled and her confirmation is just about certain. Luckily she’s one of the good ones. Elena Kagan will be nominated no matter how many tantrums the Republicans throw out there. What we need to worry about is who becomes President in 2012 because the next Supreme Court Justice nominee can really sway what direction America goes.
The President is important, yes. He is our icon, our face, our leader. He can hire and fire people, and he can try to push whatever agenda he wants, for the most part. What the President doesn’t have is the power to change the course of American history in one single vote. This power rests in the hands of the Supreme Court. These 9 justices are what makes the major decisions that really impact our lives. Just look at the Citizens United case. The Court ruled that Corporations have the same rights as humans do under the First Amendment. And what was granted to them was the right to spend unlimited amounts of money on political broadcasts. This case goes much further, so please research it in-depth. The court granted this power to the Corporations, and even foreign corporations have this same power. Foreign? Really? This was a major setback in what Americans have fought against for so long. This is why the 2012 election is more important than just electing a face, an icon.
In 2012 we face either Obama, or a Republican. What you get with a Republican, coupled with the Citizens United case, is the possibility of getting a Corporate spokes dummy in the Supreme Court. America cannot survive if that happens. So much corporate money will be pumped into advertising and the election of a Republican to ensure that the next Justice is bought and paid for. We cannot let this happen. If you’re a Democrat or Independent that disagrees with Obama, at least know that his Supreme Court Justice nominee will be fighting the fight for Americans not AmeriCo’s. Or quite possibly ForeignCo’s. So, America’s survival isn’t just pinned on how the next Court votes, it’s also pinned on YOUR next vote.