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(Crossposted at GOS)

With the recent SCOTUS ruling, our system of representative government is as we know it is over.  This is not hyperbole.  

The court, in effect, decided that corporations will be able to determine policy in all matters of government without any meaningful restriction.  And before you jump right in and tell me that unions and the Sierra Club will have expanded rights, money talks, and big money talks loudest.  It’s the return of feudalism, engineered by the SC appointment of Roberts and Alito during GW Bush’s term.  

The SCOTUS, after installing a president via judicial coup, have now installed a corporatocracy, also via judicial coup.   So much for judicial restraint from the Federalist Society.

See you after the jump for an idea whose time has come.  

It’s only a matter of months before states, districts, and constituencies don’t matter in the traditional sense.  All that will matter is who sponsors them.  

Go read about this here and let me know if you feel any freer.  

To quote Howard Fineman, it is one of the most amazing pieces of alleged jurisprudence I’ve ever read.  

Any law which seeks to constrain corporate influence now will be overturned based on this precedent.  So with all due respect to Congressman Grayson, his efforts are all whistling past the graveyard.  

We need to ACT NOW, before the midterm elections, to introduce legislation that conforms to our inevitable fascist overlord’s sense of fair play, or else they’ll overturn that law as well.  

Let’s start a corporation.  A corporation dedicated to raising money for NASCAR style unitards for our senators and congressional representatives, sponsored by the very corporations which will own them in the future.  

Edited for typos: We can sell billboard space right on the unitards, and copyright the idea before any other corporation does it first.  

These stylish fashion statements will give us the advantage of knowing just who they sold out to, and by virtue of the size and location of each patch, we’ll know the proportion of ownership each company has in the politician.  

Then let’s use the money we raised through corporate advertising to pass a law requiring every member of congress, as a condition of their employment, to wear these unitards, day and night, for the remainder of their terms.  Of course, our logo would be right next to their name tag.  

That way, we’ll have empowered ourselves at least to the extent that we own a piece of the rock.   After that, we can start on buying more unitards and selling ad space on the news media and the judges.   Of course, they’ll be made with union labor, right here in the USA, in a factory recently shuttered in some midwestern town ravaged by the same corporations who have exploited us all this time.  

Who’s with me?  

If you’re a corporate lawyer, fashion designer, property owner, investor, photoshop wiz, or just know how to sew, speak up, now’s your chance!  

Update I: The ultimate goal, of course, is to use the profits of this corporation to buy some politicians ourselves, once we’ve ended poverty for the members of the corporation itself.  

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  1. at their own game!

    • BobbyK on January 23, 2010 at 4:40 am

    It’ll confuse the teabaggers. They’ll thing their Republican Reps are pinko commies.

    • BobbyK on January 23, 2010 at 4:41 am

    for red china owning our debt.

    • sharon on January 23, 2010 at 7:41 am

    and was pleased to see it get an enthusiastic reception.  it would indeed be justice to see them have to sport their sponsors logos.  

  2. Great minds, and all that…

    @AlanGrayson Pls submit bill that all Reps & Senators must wear NASCAR jumpsuits w/ patches for their corp sponsors #p2

    joanneleon – – 1 day ago

    And over at GOS:

    The visual (4+ / 0-)

    of Congresscritters in NASCAR jumpsuits is hysterical.  And it’s even more funny because I thought to myself – hey, that’s not a bad idea.  I’d really like to see who is sponsoring them!  

    Great comment.

    by joanneleon on Tue Jun 27, 2006 at 01:59:43 PM EST

    I like the suggestion (8+ / 0-)

    that they wear Nascar suits with patches from all their sponsors on them.

    by joanneleon on Thu Oct 15, 2009 at 07:34:45 PM EST

    I’m still a fan of the idea (19+ / 0-)

    of Congress wearing NASCAR jumpers with patches for their sponsors sewn on.

    by joanneleon on Sat Dec 12, 2009 at 12:57:01 PM EST

  3. Wasn’t Scoop Jackson known as the Senator from Boeing?  So in addition to jumpsuits, maybe these people need a new designation, e.g., “Henry M. Jackson (D. Boeing)”, “Joseph Lieberman (I. Traveler’s Insurance).”

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