Your readers may be interested to know the result of petitions signed this year by hundreds of residents of Jackson, Macon, Haywood and Swain counties. These petitions called for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution which would nullify the 2010 Supreme Court ruling known as Citizens United.
Most of your readers will know that the 2010 Citizens United ruling, overturning the bipartisan McCain Feingold Campaign Finance Reform Act, has resulted in what we now see—vast amounts of anonymous money pouring into election campaigns. And that money being reported daily by journalists as an indication of who will win. The Citizens United 5-4 ruling giving corporations the rights of people and declaring that money is free speech has borne pretty awful fruit.