Citizens United Supreme Court Decision

Nothing defines members of congress more accurately than how they vote on key issues. Far more often than not, you’ll find Tom Udall’s votes on the “wrong” side of important bills! Reference supporting article links below.

What This Vote Did:

This controversial vote to some actually preserved First Amendment Rights in America. The First Amendment says that “Congress shall make NO law abridging the freedom of speech or of the press …” It refuses to make limits on what people, unions, companies can contribute to candidates of their choice that reflect their values. Instead of trying to limit money, the ruling makes sure all citizens are represented and all points of view are represented. Corruption in politics will never be eliminated. Trying to control who can give money and who can’t lends itself to even more corruption.

What Vote Aids Middle America: “Yes”

Americans have a right to give unlimited amounts to the candidate of their choice or political action groups that represent and support candidates of their choosing. Saying that business has no right to participate is intolerable in a country that espouses capitalism and owes much of its success to business.

What Tom Udall Says:

Tom Udall has been a vocal critic of the ruling and a vocal critic of First Amendment Rights. His political ideology explains all his actions:

“Led by intellectuals such as John Dewey and Herbert Corly, the progressives actively opposed the limited Constitutional government established by America’s founders. Progressives held that the individuals highest moral purpose is to serve the “greater good” of society. They oppose private property of capitalism, sought to redistribute wealth, and believed that inequalities among citizens justified over-riding Constitutional limits on government action. Because business and the wealthy often lobbied and campaigned against the progressives efforts, the progressives championed restrictions on lobbying and campaign
financing …”