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Bernie Sanders. Petition to save democracy

Sen. Bernie Sanders proposes a constitutional amendment that would overturn the Supreme Court decision in a case called 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.
Congress and states have the power to regulate campaign finances.

Sign the petition. The name is quite accurate. This really is about saving democracy from the corrupted, predatory slime that wish to debase it so they can make a few more dollars.

  • Barbara Lake

    I was appalled when the current Supreme Court ruled that corporations were persons and that monies donated by corporations were tantamount to “free speech.” It doesn’t take much intelligence to recognize that corporations are financial entities set up to separate ownership of a business from the operation of the business and from each of its subsidiaries. Frankly, they are boondoggle entities set up to financially protect parts of the business from the misuse and ill actions of other parts. This does not constitute personhood. Speech is that intelligible form of sounds that come from a human mouth or written by a human hand. The donation of monies by a corporation does not and cannot fall in this category.

    • Corporations have all the rights and none of the obligations that actual people have. For one thing, they can’t go to prison

      • DJ

        Nor are they subject to the death penalty… but they should be!

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