Tuesday, February 02, 2010

10 ways to take back our country from the corporations

This is the must read of the day. I especially like Number One.
Amend the U.S. Constitution to declare that corporations are not persons and do not have the rights of human beings. Since the First Amendment case for corporate spending as a free speech right rests on corporations being considered “persons,” the proposed amendment would strike at the core of the ruling’s justification. The push for the 28th Amendment is coming from the grassroots, where a prairie fire is catching on from groups such as Public Citizen, Voter Action, and the Campaign to Legalize Democracy.
A while back someone gave me a link to a story about a bunch of different towns that were pushing back with local regulations. I lost the link but there were a lot of them. And as the piece says, after the SCOTUS decision in Citizen United, maybe enough people are angry enough to make this happen. I know I am.

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