Jimmy Carter: American Democracy Has Been Subverted into an ‘Oligarchy’ with ‘Unlimited Political Bribery’

“The incumbents, Democrats, and Republicans, look upon this unlimited money as a great benefit to themselves.” The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines an ‘oligarchy’ as: “A government in which a small group exercises control especially for corrupt and selfish purposes.” Former President Jimmy Carter had some choice words for our form of government, post-Citizen’s United, on my radio program this week.. When I asked him his thoughts on the state of American politics since five right-wing justices on the US Supreme Court opened the doors to “unlimited money” in our political discourse via Citizens United, Carter was blunt and to the point. “It violates the essence of what made America a great country in its political system. Now it’s just an oligarchy, with unlimited political bribery being the essence of getting the nominations for president or to elect the president. And the same thing applies to governors, and U.S. senators […] Read More