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Posted 2 years ago on May 5, 2012, 8:17 p.m. EST by DKAtoday (34909) from Coon Rapids, MN
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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (34909) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

The National Campaign to End Corporate Personhood and Demand Real Democracy! Move to Amend

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"In our search for wealth and prosperity, we created something that's gonna destroy us." ~ Robert Monks

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Dear Dan,

When the Supreme Court decided for corporations in the Citizens United v FEC case, it elevated the doctrine of "corporate personhood" to new heights. Hundreds of thousands of people now know what those words mean.

But as awful as Citizens United is, corporate personhood wasn't created with that case. Corporate Personhood was concocted by corporate lawyers 126 years ago.

On May 10, 1986 in the Santa Clara v. Southern Pacific Railroad case, the Court is said to have given corporations their first foothold in the Constitution.

In the case, corporations argued they are protected under the 14th amendment — the amendment passed to ensure equal protection of African Americans after slavery was abolished. Since then, there has been case after case in which the Court expanded the Constitutional "rights" of corporations.

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Fortunately, we’re not as stupid as corporate America thinks we are.

Move To Amend is leading the Constitutional amendment charge — educating and organizing to stop corporate personhood in its track. Among the many resources and tools we offer, is the Motion to Amend. Our goal is to surpass 500,000 signatures this year, and to hit the 250,000 mark by the end of May. Help us reach our goal; please share the link to the motion your networks and urge them to sign our petition.

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Move To Amend is not anti-corporate, we’re against corporations claiming the same inherent rights as human beings. Check out this timeline; it outlines the Supreme Court decisions, which have expanded rights over the centuries. You’ll find the Supreme Court sides with corporations much more frequently than it expands rights to human beings.

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For our democracy to flourish, to become more perfect, it requires that every one of us, in whatever community in which we reside, to stand up, join together, and move to amend the Constitution to eradicate the doctrine of corporate personhood. If we do not, then as Robert Monks suggests, we will certainly be destroyed.

On this anniversary of Santa Clara v. Southern Pacific Railroad, will you do your part for real democracy by finding ten people to sign the Motion to Amend? If everyone on our list collects 10 signatures we would reach over a million people!

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Yours for democracy,

Ashley Sanders, Ben Manski, Daniel Lee, David Cobb, Egberto Willies, Jerome Scott, Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Laura Bonham, Leesa "George" Friday, Nancy Price, Stephen Justino

Move to Amend Executive Committee

MOVE TO AMEND PO Box 610, Eureka CA 95502 | (707) 269-0984 | www.MoveToAmend.org

We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.

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[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (34909) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

The movements against greed corruption and crime. Are fighting what you see wrong in this world.

[-] 0 points by Nevada1 (4464) 2 years ago

Hi DKA, Good post. Best Regards

[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (34909) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Thanks Nevada1. Sometimes you don't need to say a lot to make a point.