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Cal
- 862 days ago - org2.democracyinaction.org
To correct the damage the Supreme Court has done to the First Amendment and the Constitution, we need to pass a constitutional amendment of our own that puts people ahead of corporations. Below is a model resolution in support of the People's Rights Amend



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Cal Mendelsohn (1007)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 3:06 pm
Many thanks to my good firend Florence E for directingme to this worthwhile casue.


Contents:


 
The
 People’s
 Rights
 Resolution
 
WHEREAS,
 We
 the
 people
 adopted
 and
 ratified
 the
 United
 States
 Constitution
 to
 protect
 the
 free
  speech
 and
 other
 rights
 of
 people,
 not
 corporations;
 
WHEREAS,
 Corporations
 are
 not
 people
 but
 instead
 are
 entities
 created
 by
 the
 law
 of
 states
 and
 nations;
 
WHEREAS,
 for
 the
 past
 three
 decades,
 a
 divided
 United
 States
 Supreme
 Court
 
 has
 erroneously
  transformed
 the
 First
 Amendment
 into
 a
 powerful
 tool
 for
 corporations
 seeking
 to
 evade
 and
 invalidate
  the
 people’s
 laws;
 
WHEREAS,
 this
 corporate
 misuse
 of
 the
 First
 Amendment
 and
 Constitution
 has
 reached
 an
 extreme
  conclusion
 in
 the
 United
 States
 Supreme
 Court’s
 ruling
 in
 Citizens
 United
 v.
 Federal
 Election
  Commission;
 
WHEREAS,
 Citizens
 United
 v.
 Federal
 Election
 Commission
 overturned
 longstanding
 precedent
  prohibiting
 corporations
 from
 spending
 corporate
 general
 treasury
 funds
 in
 our
 elections;
 
WHEREAS,
 Citizens
 United
 v.
 Federal
 Election
 Commission
 unleashes
 a
 torrent
 of
 corporate
 money
 in
 our
  political
 process
 unmatched
 by
 any
 campaign
 expenditure
 totals
 in
 United
 States
 history;
 
WHEREAS,
 Citizens
 United
 v.
 Federal
 Election
 Commission
 purports
 to
 invalidate
 state
 laws
 and
 even
  state
 Constitutional
 provisions
 separating
 corporate
 money
 from
 elections;
 
WHEREAS,
 Citizens
 United
 v.
 Federal
 Election
 Commission
 presents
 a
 serious
 and
 direct
 threat
 to
 our
  republican
 democracy;
 
WHEREAS,
 Article
 V
 of
 the
 United
 States
 Constitution
 empowers
 and
 obligates
 the
 people
 and
 states
 of
  the
 United
 States
 of
 America
 to
 use
 the
 constitutional
 amendment
 process
 to
 correct
 those
 egregiously
  wrong
 decisions
 of
 the
 United
 States
 Supreme
 Court
 that
 go
 to
 the
 heart
 of
 our
 democracy
 and
  republican
 self-­‐government;
 and
 
WHEREAS,
 the
 people
 and
 states
 of
 the
 United
 States
 of
 America
 have
 strengthened
 the
 nation
 and
  preserved
 liberty
 and
 equality
 for
 all
 by
 using
 the
 amendment
 process
 throughout
 our
 history,
 including
  in
 seven
 of
 the
 ten
 decades
 of
 the
 20th
 Century,
 and
 including
 to
 reverse
 seven
 erroneous
 Supreme
  Court
 decisions.
 
NOW
 THEREFORE
 BE
 IT
 RESOLVED
 THAT
 WE
 CALL
 UPON
 THE
 UNITED
 STATES
 CONGRESS
 TO
 PASS
 AND
  SEND
 TO
 THE
 STATES
 FOR
 RATIFICATION
 A
 CONSTITUTIONAL
 AMENDMENT
 TO
 REVERSE
 CITIZEN
 UNITED
  V.
 FEDERAL
 ELECTION
 COMMISSION
 AND
 TO
 RESTORE
 CONSTITUTIONAL
 RIGHTS
 AND
 FAIR
 ELECTIONS
  TO
 THE
 PEOPLE.
 

. (0)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 3:15 pm
Signed and Noted.
 

Peter S. (0)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 3:27 pm
See also: http://PeoplesRightsAmendment.org
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 6:40 pm
signed and noted
 

H Nick H. (1826)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 12:48 am
noted and gladly signed. thanks for sharing
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 6:15 am
Noted. Thanks.
 

Cynthia not well (340)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 7:59 am
Signed on TY Cal
 

Marlenne Hernandez (0)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 10:08 am
SIGNED AND NOTED
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 10:16 am
Signed.
 

John-Michael Talboo (7)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 10:23 am
Noted and signed, thanks. Signers may also be interested in my posting.

Corporations Are NOT The People - Action Alert and 100% Free Bumper Sticker

http://www.care2.com/news/member/993519809/3434654
 

Michela m. (3954)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 11:12 am

S&N
 

Michela m. (3954)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 11:15 am
BE CAREFUL!!!!!!!

BIG CORPORATIONS = GREED!!!!!!!!
AT THE EXPENSES OF OUR EARTH
OUR CHILDREN,
OUR FUTURE!!!!!!!!!!!

BE VERY CAREFUL IN THE NEXT ELECTIONS of WHOM ARE YOU GOING TO VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Florence Eaise (132)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 12:39 pm
gladly signed noted and shared we need to take back control of our government and stop corporations from calling all the shots! Thanks Cal
 

Dandelion G. (384)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 1:01 pm
Wow, interesting comment Cal, long and single line.....lol I've signed a lot of these petition to this affect, many of the groups, as well as Bernie Sanders is fighting back on this issue.
 

Carol G. (1)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 1:13 pm
It's sad that we even need to do this. But thanks to the internet for giving the people back a voice that is strong enough to be heard.
 

anne barusta (0)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 2:24 pm
signed, thanks
 

Vicky P. (466)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 3:30 pm
signed and noted
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 3:48 pm
Signed
 

Charlie Rush (67)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 4:26 pm
Big Business can only make fools of us, if we continue to vote the violators back into office.
 

Glenville J Owen (0)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 4:47 pm
Sorry to read here that large corporations and their allies are attempting to rob the American people of their freedom to run their country as the people had a right to under the original constitution. Something similar has, and still is happening here in the UK, where rights we had for hundreds of years have slowly and quietly been changed and we are compelled to obey laws and regulations made by the EU which the British people were duped into joining many moons ago, by slippery politicians and their allies.
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 4:54 pm
Oh yeah! Signed & Noted. Much thanks, Cal!
 

JL A. (276)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 5:09 pm
Thanks Cal
 

Robert B. (58)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 5:43 pm
It is time to Kick Corporate Greed to the curb.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 5:49 pm
Thanks Cal--signed up.
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 6:30 pm
Signed. Thanks.
 

Sheila D. (26)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 6:56 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Cal.
 

Michael Barth (43)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 8:11 pm
Signed.
 

Sandra M Z. (114)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 9:11 pm
Very glad to sign this...and noted.

Thank you Cal.
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 11:14 pm
Signed and noted thanks
 

Monica D. (580)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 12:28 am
We have to stop the 1% trying to control us.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 7:36 am
signed
 

Vincenzo Correale (197)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 10:45 am
Done! Thank you! Keep up the good work Cal!
 

Jim Phillips (3202)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 10:56 am
Petition signed.

Corporations should not be deciding the will of the people nor dictate the policy of this country
for their own greed of profit and for the bottom line.

Ty, Cal.
.
 

Christeen Anderson (553)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 12:37 pm
We the people should come first always.
 

Yvonne Taylor (41)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 1:03 pm
Excellent. Signed petition.
 

Dave C. (227)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 1:16 pm
Its "WE THE PEOPLE"....NOT "we the corporations".....what part of that don't people understand........by the way it doesn't say "rich" before people either.

 

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 3:50 pm
Signed
 

Esther Z. (96)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 8:34 pm
Noted and signed.
 

TERRANCE N. (65)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 8:57 am
gladly signed.
 
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