Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Amendment to overturn CITIZENS UNITED V. FEC

Speech is free but broadcasting costs money.  Five Justices on the Supreme Court couldn't make that distinction.  Nor did they notice that corporations aren't born of flesh.  The result?  They have created immortal gods with unimaginable resources to buy all the government needed to overturn our democracy and dictate according to their commercial interests.  The Supreme Court assures that corporate entities can be self-sustaining by giving them preferential "human" rights.  

The price tag on democracy in America is already outrageous.  In a prior post here, I calculated that during the 2010 election cycle campaign spending amounted to $43,131 per vote cast.  In addition, $36,561 was spent by lobbyists and outside interests to influence those elections.  (see http://bit.ly/tSBenB )  How much of that total did you donate to those for whom you voted in the last election?  How much of that total can the average family afford when campaign expenditures per vote is almost equal to the median household income in America.  We have seen the crazy results of all this money and corporate political influence since then in places like Wisconsin, Virginia, Ohio, Michigan and Florida. Every state has been heavily influenced by secret money and corporate agendas since the Citizens United v. FEC. decision.

It's time to step up and stop this madness.
Now Sen. Bernie Sanders has proposed a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's decision in  Citizens United vs. FEC.  The Saving American Democracy Amendment states that:
  • Corporations are not persons with constitutional rights equal to real people.
  • Corporations are subject to regulation by the people.
  • Corporations may not make campaign contributions or expenditures.
  • Congress and states have the power to regulate campaign finances.

There is a petition you can sign at that Website if you like.

Lobbyists spent > $36,000/vote in 2010 http://bit.ly/tSBenB Sen. Sanders Proposes amemdment to fix Citizens United decision.http://1.usa.gov/vXIoby

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