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Forum Post: Proposed Constitutional Ammendment

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 20, 2012, 1:06 p.m. EST by joie2vivre (0)
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The constitution allows for states to petition for an ammendment to the constitution. We could separately work each of our statehouses to propose something similar to the following ammendment.

1) Money is not Speech. 2) People running for Federal and State Elections may not spend more than $1M dollars on their campaign 3) Corporations may not contribute money directly or indirectly to campaigns

Seems like if everybody campaigned on the internet, the costs would approach zero. It's the campagn ads which distort the truth, keep people from trying to figure out what's really going on, AND greatly effect the election.

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[-] 1 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 2 years ago

OWS has a penchant for employing the 1st Amendment. Have you read the 99% Declaration?

http://www.the-99-declaration.org/

[-] 0 points by justhefacts (1275) 2 years ago

To propose a constitutional amendment by "convention" means you have to have at least 2/3 of all state legislatures requesting a convention in the first place. (32/33 states) The amendment proposed at that convention must then be ratified by at least 3/4 of the states (37/38 states).

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[+] -5 points by DKAtoday (22310) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Lobby the government. Your voice is a vote. Petitioning is lobbying. The Peoples Lobby. Take part, take action.

Forward environmental change. Your participation can make a difference.

http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/keystone_sotu/?id=33678-4904244-%3Dxzka6x&t=7

187,506 signatures so far for Bernie Sanders petition as of 9:48am central time 01/20/2012

http://sanders.enews.senate.gov/mail/util.cfm?mailaction=clickthru&gpiv=2100081904.557411.411&gen=1&mailing_linkid=34578

The petition to save abandoned houses has 16 signatures as of 01/20/2012. Were just rolling right along.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/Savingpeople-savinghomes-payingdowntheNationaldeficit/

Here is a place where you can directly address change. Take part, it does not hurt and may very well heal/help. Forward the cause of reform and rebirth.

http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/Ag8nw/zL2Q/B18Bb

Sierra Club has some good things to take part in as well. Set-up and ready for you to take part in. http://sierraclub.org/

[+] -5 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

and there are other efforts as well.

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