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Forum Post: Creating Democracy & Chalenging Corporate Rule - by Move to Amend's David Cobb

Posted 2 years ago on March 22, 2012, 6:49 a.m. EST by bensdad (8977)
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Join us as the Move to Amend Barnstorming Tour Stops in NYC t Monday, March 26 7PM-9PM
241 W 36 NYC


Cobb is an organizer and national spokesman for Move to Amend.org, a coalition of over 187,000 people and organizations whose goal is to amend the United States Constitution to end the Corporate ownership of America, give our country back to the people , and legalize democracy.


contact getmoneyoutofpoliiticsnyc@gmail.com event is free, donation requested but not required

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[-] 2 points by psconway (106) from Brooklyn, NY 2 years ago

Where is the prohibition on all private money in our political system?? While we all agree that corps aren't people and money isn't speech, the underlying problem is that the people, collectively, do not own the political system, and never did. It's for sale - always has been - to any private entity with enough cash to buy it. Along with the purchase comes a lot of razzle-dazzle and advertising for the chumps in the voting booths, which is shockingly expensive, but very little solid information upon which to formulate a decision.

Pull all the private money out of the system and we'll never be controlled by all the money that has found it's way into the pockets of the wealthy few in this country, no matter whether it's being funnelled through a corporation our not. We'll also find the people truly in control of their government for the for the first time in our nation's history.

[-] 1 points by pewestlake (947) from Brooklyn, NY 2 years ago

Were you there last night and I missed you?

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 2 years ago

tonite - be there!

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 2 years ago

What do you think of their amendment ?


Move to Amend's Proposed 28th Amendment to the Constitution

Section 1 [A corporation is not a person and can be regulated]

The rights protected by the Constitution of the United States are the rights of natural persons only.

Artificial entities, such as corporations, limited liability companies, and other entities, established by the laws of any State, the United States, or any foreign state shall have no rights under this Constitution and are subject to regulation by the People, through Federal, State, or local law.

The privileges of artificial entities shall be determined by the People, through Federal, State, or local law, and shall not be construed to be inherent or inalienable.

Section 2 [Money is not speech and can be regulated]

Federal, State and local government shall regulate, limit, or prohibit contributions and expenditures, including a candidate’s own contributions and expenditures, for the purpose of influencing in any way the election of any candidate for public office or any ballot measure.

Federal, State and local government shall require that any permissible contributions and expenditures be publicly disclosed.

The judiciary shall not construe the spending of money to influence elections to be speech under the First Amendment.

Section 3

Nothing contained in this amendment shall be construed to abridge the freedom of the press.

[-] 0 points by mickorn7 (5) 2 years ago

Frankly Mr. Conway, I don't think that every last dime of the money has to be public. But there needs to be serious limits so the battle is for ideas as well as hearts and minds....rather than 30 second attack ads and the non-stop palaver that oozes out from media sources. I'm sorry my friend, but that position is just too absolutist for my liberal side to abide by.