Today is Tax Day, and to stand up against the corruption of money in politics, I take a phrase from Federalist Paper 57: "not the rich more than the poor."
There has been a lot of discussion about the recent Supreme Court ruling in the McCutcheon case, and the previous Citizens United case. I actually see the judges' point that spending your money on politics is part of free speech. I agree with that. However, what about the bigger picture?
This is what I see as the bigger picture: when it comes to politics in the U.S., money is becoming the only relevant language through which to make your voice heard. And if you don't speak that language (if you don't have a large chunk of money to throw around) then you have no voice.
Every choice has a cost. Thanks to the Supreme Court, we've chosen to uphold the right to free speech through money for the ultra rich. And the cost of that choice: all the rest of us no longer matter.