Tom Van Howe: Supreme Court tosses Montana campaign finance law

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Tom Van Howe: Supreme Court tosses Montana campaign finance law

For most of us it was a ruling that pretty much went on by unnoticed.

But it wasn’t lost on a Montana farmer and lawmaker. Guy named Jon Tester.

He says what the court did last week was a blow to democracy. And it wasn’t lost either by Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont who said the Supreme Court has left us a nation of the super rich, by the super rich and for the super rich.

To understand what happened we have to go back a 100 years to when Montana copper barons ruled the roost and were literally buying politicians to do their bidding.

They were perceived as capable of buying not only people but entire elections.

It was sufficiently disconcerting that a few brave Montana souls back then got a new law passed that banned corporate campaign contributions.

And it worked just fine.

Read the rest at: http://www.wwmt.com

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August 22nd, 2012|