Four years after the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United, most Americans are revolted at the scale of campaign spending ushered in by the decision and dismayed by a political system they view as favoring the wealthy. They remain suspicious that somehow these flaws in our democracy have made solutions to the problems of unemployment, income inequality, global warming and a host of others elusive, and perhaps impossible, for our leaders to find.
Most Americans, however, have yet to realize just how destructive the ideas driving Citizens United really are — and how several cases the Supreme Court is set to decide this year could have the power to exacerbate the problems we face and create dangerous precedents that will harm our democracy and our society for years to come.
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