Finally! The "We the People" Amendment!Published on March, 35 2013
A Huge Achievement or Just the Next Step? It depends on US!
by Marybeth Gardam, Chair Corporations v Democracy Issue Committee
On Monday, February 11, the "We the People" amendment was introduced in Congress, thanks to the efforts of US Representatives Rick Nolan (D-MN) and Mark Pocan (D-WI). The amendment is viewable at www.WeThePeopleAmendment.org, but essentially it addresses three major issues that have threatened democracy for a long time.
The rights of the Constitution are intended for human persons only, not for any artificial entities; corporations have no constitutional rights.
Money is NOT free speech and must be regulated by federal, state, and local government in order to ensure that all citizens, regardless of their economic status, have access to the political process.
Section 2 also includes language about transparency and disclosure. This is the press conference at which the Amendment was introduced.
This is big news; but how big it is depends on YOU.
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