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July 4th, 2011

Move To Amend

Move To Amend

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Move To Amend
“On January 21, 2010, with its ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government. Human beings are people; corporations are legal fictions.

We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United, and move to amend our Constitution to:

* Firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.

* Guarantee the right to vote and to participate, and to have our vote and participation count.

* Protect local communities, their economies, and democracies against illegitimate “preemption” actions by global, national, and state governments.

The Supreme Court is misguided in principle, and wrong on the law. In a democracy, the people rule. We Move to Amend.”

Moving to abolish corporate personhood is one of the most patriotic things I can think of for today. Should it take a constitutional amendment to do it? Well no. It never should have been made law in the first place. But in the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision what options do we have?

Posted by Vixen in News

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