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Citizens United must be modified

posted Feb 20, 2018, 7:02 AM by Oconee Democratic Party

The Journal, Seneca, SC

Posted on February 19, 2018


I read the indictment of three Russian companies and 13 Russian individuals over the weekend. It is a fascinating document, and I recommend that everyone read it. Although it is 37 pages, much of the information is repeated for each defendant, so it is a quick read.

There is a tremendous amount of detail contained in it. I can’t wait to read a book that details how this information was obtained. I applaud the special counsel and his team for gathering these details and obtaining this Indictment.

However, I think that the Russians took risks that they could have easily avoided. They could have funneled the resources they used to an American company, perhaps by buying a Florida mansion for much more than its true value. That American company could have performed the same actions, and they would have been legal under Citizens United.

I do not condone the actions of the Russians, but I also do not condone the right of an American company to invest unlimited resources to influence our elections.

Simply put, the Supreme Court has ruled that we have a Constitutional right to be the very best government that money can buy!

Citizens United must be modified!

Carl Fortson