While you’re digging around in your pocket for a ten dollar bill to send to support your candidate of choice in the upcoming election, please to not be discouraged that someone just wrote a check for 5 times the total amount you will ever earn in your entire working life. Mere pocket change! Hey, money is speech, the Court said. And you are still entitled to walk into the woods and whisper into a knothole in a tree your opinions all you want!
And here’s the funny part of what’s he’s saying. He opposes buying elections! “I’m against very wealthy people attempting to or influencing elections,” he said in a March Forbes interview. “But as long as it’s doable I’m going to do it.” See there! Gun to his head. We destroy our democracy even though we don’t want to. Court says!
Why is he “against” it, do you suppose? Uhhhhhhhhh...because he knows what it means for democracy to be tsunamied like a Japanese dock swept all the way across the Pacific Ocean by campaign “contributions?” Yes! But he HAS to do it anyway, don’t you see? Court says! Can Congress DO anything about it? NO! Court says! Will the Court ever change its mind and its rulings? Not if Mr. Adelson’s candidate gets to pick the next justices! See how he’s stuck???