Above you see a Christmas ornament on my Christmas Tree.
The ornament is of the U.S. Capitol with a copy of the Constitution scrolled around the building.
You light up the ornament by placing a Christmas tree light into the back of the ornament.
I placed a green bulb in the Capitol/Constitution because our nation’s political system is run by big money.
It’s always been this way—But since the terrible Citizens United ruling earlier this year by the Supreme Court, the rule of big money is even worse.
The Citzens United decision allows for unlimited secret money to be donated to political campaigns from corporations and the super-rich.
I’m not certain my protest of making the Capitol and the Constitution the color of money will change much.
It is simply what I could do in the context of my Christmas Tree.
However, there are things we can do to combat the role of big money in our politics.
We can donate money ourselves, discuss issues with friends and family, run for office, start a blog, contact our elected officials, volunteer for candidates or causes we support, and do whatever else we feel may be of value.
There are always things we can do. It is up to us to do the work of freedom and democracy.
To the left of the Capitol ornament you see a salmon.
That would be a great movie where the Capitol was attacked by a salmon. I hope somebody makes that movie real soon.