“Last week the Supreme Court reversed a century of law that I believe will open the floodgates for special interests – including foreign corporations,” Barack Obama said, criticizing the United States Supreme Court justices who sat in the front rows of an audience attending his speech, “to spend without limit in our elections.”
The petrified justices sat motionless, with one grimacing, while Obama’s fellow partisans and administration officials who surrounded the judges shouted intimidating remarks, standing and applauding.
Pointing both hands at his chest, Obama thought about himself as he resumed speaking.1
It can be difficult for Americans who want to improve the political system to determine what needs to be done with a person like Obama, who shares the sensibilities of celebrity elites, distracting from serious campaign reform efforts, with wild-eyed appeals to liberal extremists while saying and doing anything for political effect.
In spite of fundraising being one of the most critical elements for political success, the justices confirmed by the Senate to serve lifetime tenures on the Supreme Court, who interpret the Constitution for the preservation, protection, and defense of unalienable rights, will most likely judge campaign finance laws to effect safety and happiness for all Americans and their posterity.2
1. Barack Obama, “Remarks by the President in State of the Union Address,” The White House, http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-state-union-address.
2. Ann Delaney, Politics for Dummies, Second Edition (Hoboken: Wiley Publishing, 2002), 241-245. William S. Bike, Winning Political Campaigns: A Comprehensive Guide to Electoral Success (Juneau: The Denali Press, 1998), 98-109.