Lessig on Supreme Court decision allowing corporations to contribute to elections

I’m about to get on a plane, and I’ve only had a brief chance to look over the decision, but it appears the Supreme Court has struck down restrictions on corporate speech in political campaigns — overturning 20 years of campaign finance regulations and allowing corporations to wield unprecedented control over our elections.

What we need is a system in which the American people can trust that when Congress acts, it does so based on principle, or reason, or the will of the voters — but not on the need for campaign funds. This decision erodes that trust down to nothingness.

We need to act now to fix this broken system — and fortunately, the path forward is clear.

He makes the solid point that is not about who has free speech but rather we need citizen funded elections.