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Forum Post: Rep. Deutch Unveils Outlawing Corporate Cash Undermining the Public Interest in our Elections and Democracy (OCCUPIED) Constitutional Amendment: Bans Corporate Money in Elections and Declares Corporations Are Not People

Posted 10 years ago on Nov. 21, 2011, 2:49 a.m. EST by Amanita76 (88) from New Haven, CT
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http://teddeutch.house.gov/UploadedFiles/DEUTCH_036_xml.pdf

Contact your U.S. Congressional Representative, Senators, and Governor!

http://www.contactingthecongress.org/

Tell them to support this Amendment!

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[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (5843) 10 years ago

Hi Amanita, Excellent. Best Regards, Nevada

[-] 1 points by AuditElmerFudd (259) 10 years ago

Haha. This will never get past his desk. Not gonna happen.

[-] 2 points by Amanita76 (88) from New Haven, CT 10 years ago

Well with that attitude it wont. Apathy and pessimism like yours is rampant in this country. And that is the problem, it creates all the problems. Your apathy empowers those truly in power. So laugh away you slave.

“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”

[-] 1 points by AuditElmerFudd (259) 10 years ago

I really am not apathetic, but I can smell pandering by a politician a mile off.

"Bans Corporate Money in Elections and Declares Corporations Are Not People"...LOL.

Those are both impossibilities. You'd have to both overturn a recent Supreme Court ruling and amend the Constitution.

[-] 2 points by Amanita76 (88) from New Haven, CT 10 years ago

Ending corporate personhood would automatically end citizens united as far as I know.

However I am concerned about the amendment because it doesn't apply to unions.

No one ever said this would be easy but I would disagree with it being impossible. Youre telling me if 1 million people marched on Washington D.C. and demanded this amendment be passed that it wouldn't?

And before you say its impossible to get 1 million people together, I would say that if the Occupy Movement has shown us anything its that people are willing more than ever to take to the streets with complete strangers, for better or for worse, to make their voices heard and demand change.