Want to get involved in politics? Open up your wallet.
The Supreme Court has ruled in McCutcheon v. FEC, basically a Citizens United part two, that many limits on campaign spending must be lifted, paving the way for a 2014 mid-term election — and a 2016 presidential campaign — that most likely will be a free for all in terms of political donations for candidates, campaigns and causes.
Why is that a bad thing? In theory, political donations are seen as political speech, and therefore protected by the First Amendment. In practice, however, if you follow the Koch Brothers and the impact they’ve had on our political world, this SCOTUS decision that essentially opens the flood gates for limitless spending.
Don’t have time to read through the whole opinion? No worries. It’s all explained here in just two minutes: