Today the Beleaguered Wail Society, ( not to be confused with the already protected Beluga Whale ), filed with the Federal Government , a petition to be placed on the Endangered Species List.
The leadership of the Beleaguered Wail Society , whose members represent working class Americans , acknowledge that their numbers are many but argue that their voice , and subsequently their ability to be heard by members of the Federal Government , have been diminished to a point of near extinction.
They are arrived at this conclusion by the ever growing usurpation of the equality of political free speech by the Supreme Court of the United States.
They file their petition, for protection under The Endangered Species Act, in light of the Courts recent decisions in the Citizens United and McCutchons v The Federal Election Commission.
The two afore mentioned cases allow 1st. Corporations citizens status and 2nd strikes down the Buckley v Valeo individual aggregate contribution of $ 25,000 to political campaigns .
The Court came to the latter conclusion that unlimited financial support for a candidates campaign does not constitute quid pro quo corruption as they see no direct link of unlimited financial support to a candidates election as a motive to influence or control an elected official.
The Court argues financial contributions are a form of political free speech and is protected by the First Amendment . The Beleaguered Wail Society is in full agreement with this conclusion.
However The Beleaguered Wail Society argues that because their members are comprised of primarily working class citizens , their ability to contribute as individuals to political campaigns ( and ultimately the act of political free speech ) is limited to the amount of discretionary monies they have not earmarked for payment of some existing debt as their earnings are substantially lower than those who brought the afore mentioned cases before the Supreme Court.
They further argue that their National Motto , I Owe , I Owe , So Off To Work I Go should give some indication to reasonable understanding that as individuals , their limited finances and also their limited time for political participation , should not be held to be unpatriotic but rather seen as the means by which a limited number of citizens are allowed to more freely exercise their political participation.
The Beleaguered Wail Society believes that their members political free speech as individuals has been dealt a death blow by the Supreme Court and their equality of free speech has been diminished to a point of near extinction, For this reason have they passionately appealed to the Federal Government for protection under the Endangered Species Act.
It is their firm conviction that the Government of These United States be Of the People , By the People , and For the People and that a voice is human and not a dollar bill.