Many argued that though the article ostensibly deals with a national issue, the issue of possible political corruption could have local effects.
“None of us, none of us, unless we hide under a rock, can not be influenced by the electoral process and the people in power,” said Lois Sockol.
Citizens United, she said, tore the fabric of American democracy.
“Big money has a powerful fist, more powerful than any individual.
Nowhere in the equation of big money and the individual is there basic equality.
By this very inequality, unlimited contributions undermine the basic American creed,” she said.
“We are a government of the people. By the people. And for the people.”