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Forum Post: A Petition to Support the Saving American Democracy Amendment

Posted 2 years ago on Dec. 23, 2011, 1:41 p.m. EST by maplehead74 (60) from Brooksville, FL
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There are a few people Washington on the right track. Sen. Bernie Sanders is one of them. Check out his petition against Citizens United . Sen. Sanders has the knowledge ,experience and will to do the work of the 99% from the inside out.

Sen. Bernie Sanders has proposed a constitutional amendment that would overturn the Supreme Court decision in a case called Citizens United vs. FEC.

http://sanders.senate.gov/petition/?uid=f1c2660f-54b9-4193-86a4-ec2c39342c6c

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 or any election expenditures.

Congress and states have the power to regulate campaign finances.

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[-] 2 points by BlueRose (1437) 2 years ago

Yeah Bernie sounds pretty good so far.

[-] 1 points by maplehead74 (60) from Brooksville, FL 2 years ago

I was born and grew up in Vermont and as long as I can remember Bernie Sanders has been doing the work of the people , and with great diligence. It gives me great pride to know that he is still working his tail of for Vermont and the rest of the country.

Another thing that gives me home state pride is The Vermont Progressive Party. http://www.progressiveparty.org/ coincidentally there big OWS supporters.

This post was not about Bernie though. It was to encourage people to sign on to the petition. No matter how you feel about Bernie I think most people in this forum would agree that Citizens United is very dangerous.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13397) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

I vote for the Senator.

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[-] 0 points by Occufridazzle (-19) 2 years ago

Sen. Bernie Sanders is a joke. How can you save this country from something it is not? This is a constitutional republic not a democracy. The founding fathers warned against ever turning into a democracy. The ruling elite don't care what we are as long as they control the money. It will be far easier for them if it is a democracy though. When people claim America is a democracy that tells me they are brainwashed.