For the families of those Americans killed in Iraq, there may never have been anything in history as devastating as “Bush’s war!” In the short-term, the war in Iraq is indeed one of the low points in United States existence. The pain each death of an American soldier in Iraq, or Afghanistan (coupled with the events of 9/11,) brings with it a realization of how catastrophic was the George W. Bush Administration.
In spite of 9/11, Iraq, and Afghanistan, all events that will remain in the memories of the American people forever, the “Bush appointed” Supreme Court decision of January 22, 2010, allowing “non-natural” [human] entities to make unlimited political contributions, is, and will likely remain forever, the worst part of George W. Bush legacy!
The United States Constitution was designed to protect the freedom of, and to protect, the American people. The Constitution is an instrument of law that protects people, it does not give equal rights to “artificial” entities created by man.
The January 22, 2010 Supreme Court decision about untethered political contributions by other than individuals, effectively destroyed the notion that the United States is a country of the people, a country governed, by the people.
Not only will corporation, trade unions, and other well endowed legitimate entities be in a position to affect politics in the United States, many unsavory organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan (KKK,) the Jewish Defense League (JDL), numerous militias, charitable fronts for radical [Muslim] causes, and other biased, and often dangerous, groups, will be in a position to sway elections and make mockery of United States democracy.
Unless the United States Congress find means to establish rules for “non-natural” entities (such as corporations,) curbing their ability to make unlimited political contributions, and to buy elections, the future of the United States as a democratic country is very bleak, indeed!
The other hope may lie in the fact that Supreme Court make-up changes in time, and the future may bring with it a new Court that will reverse the decision made on January 22, 2010.