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Beverly
- 297 days ago - forcechange.com
Senator John McCain has been outspoken about campaign finance reform, and has supported the cause of shutting business interests out of politics. Sign the petition to implore Senator McCain to renew his fight against the Citizens United decision.



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Beverly M. (85)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 10:46 am
In the Citizens United case of 2010, the Supreme Court ruled that the 1st Amendment protects the right of any organization of people to contribute any amount of money to political campaigns. The dissenting opinion of the Court, from Justice Stevens, argues that an association of people should not be considered to have the same rights as an individual. There are many practical differences between individual citizens and corporate or interest group entities; for instance, a corporation based in the U.S. can be owned and operated by non-U.S. citizens, so allowing that corporation to make campaign contributions is the same as allowing foreign influence in our elections.

There is also the issue of corporations “expressing” an opinion that is only shared by particular executives or employees, while alienating those who disagree. How can a corporation have a single political opinion if it is made up of many people with diverse opinions? It does not follow that the opinion of top corporate executives should represent the opinion of all of their employees, and yet that is the way our legal system interprets the case.

A democracy is supposed to give a voice to every individual, regardless of socioeconomic status. By allowing unlimited corporate contributions to political campaigns, the Supreme Court has essentially given politicians the right to sell national policy to the highest bidder. If money equals speech, then that must mean the poor are not allowed to speak, and that is the antithesis of democracy. If we want to preserve the rights of the individual and preserve the integrity of our democracy, we need to get corporate money out of politics.

In the past, Senator John McCain has been outspoken about campaign finance reform, and has supported the cause of shutting business interests out of politics. Sign the petition to implore Senator McCain to renew his fight against the Citizens United decision.

 

Rhonda W. (390)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 11:30 am
signed and noted
 

Natasha Salgado (518)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 11:53 am
Done-thx
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 1:41 pm
Your signature has been recorded. Nothing will change for the masses until this is done.
 

AniMae Chi (399)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 3:27 pm
Your signature has been recorded.
 

Angelene B. (139)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 4:41 pm
signed
 

Candy L. (477)
Monday October 28, 2013, 1:30 am
Thanks, Signed & Tweeted
 

Lyn Romaine (107)
Monday October 28, 2013, 8:46 am
S&N
 

Debbie W. (116)
Monday October 28, 2013, 12:14 pm
Noted/Signed/Shared
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Monday October 28, 2013, 12:24 pm
Signed
 

Ludger W. (72)
Monday October 28, 2013, 1:04 pm
done
 

Birgit W. (144)
Monday October 28, 2013, 1:21 pm
Signed.
 

Nils Anders Lunde (544)
Monday October 28, 2013, 1:31 pm
N&S. There are to many lies in this business. Open your eyes and start to see through much that is being fed to you as fact – begin to question. Listen to your intuition and not to the voices screaming at you from your televisions, radios, and pulpits.
 

Ed V. (170)
Monday October 28, 2013, 2:15 pm
Signed& noted, thanks
 

Christeen Anderson (473)
Monday October 28, 2013, 2:36 pm
N&S
 

Robert K. (31)
Monday October 28, 2013, 2:59 pm
Saying a corporation is a person is positive proof that you are not, just some brain dead automaton.
 

Barbara V. (51)
Monday October 28, 2013, 3:16 pm
That would be miraculous if we could win it Especially since the Supreme Court came up with the passing of it. One realizes that the Supreme Court is anything but supreme, which is pretty tragic. But I have signed, and if enough of us do, MAYBE we can get the big money, pro-Repug rats out of politics. Oh well, dream on, Barb.
 

Lois Jordan (54)
Monday October 28, 2013, 3:54 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, Beverly.
 

Dori C. (17)
Monday October 28, 2013, 5:03 pm
signed.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday October 28, 2013, 5:55 pm
Signed
 

Karen Chestney (106)
Monday October 28, 2013, 9:19 pm
Petition....signed...and...forwarded...Thanks.
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 7:08 am
signed & noted
 

Neill Abayon (735)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 3:44 am
Noted, signed and shared. thanks.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 9:01 am
Done
 
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