We the People, Not We the Corporations

On January 21, 2010, with its ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government. Human beings are people; corporations are legal fictions.

We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United and other related cases, 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.

The Supreme Court is misguided in principle, and wrong on the law. In a democracy, the people rule.

We Move to Amend.

". . . corporations have no consciences, no beliefs, no feelings, no thoughts, no desires. Corporations help structure and facilitate the activities of human beings, to be sure, and their 'personhood' often serves as a useful legal fiction. But they are not themselves members of “We the People” by whom and for whom our Constitution was established."

             ~Supreme Court Justice Stevens, January 2010

Announcements

Congress moves to give away national lands

January 19, 2017

The Congressional devaluation of national property is the most far-reaching legislative change in a recent push to transfer federal lands to the states. Because of the Republican majority in Congress, bills proposing land transfers could now swiftly diminish Forest Service and BLM lands across the country.

“We didn’t see it coming. I think it was sneaky and underhanded. It exemplifies an effort to not play by the rules,” said Alan Rowsome, senior director of government relations at The Wilderness Society. “This is the worst Congress for public lands ever.”

From Dystopia to Utopia--It's Definitely Doable

January 19, 2017

Between Occupy Inauguration and the Women's March on Washingtonhundreds of opportunities exist in communities nationwide to gather petition signatures. In fact so many opportunities exist, we can't list them here.

Please perform an online search to find inauguration events near you. Dowload the petition and remember as you head out the door, all issues are connected to corporate rule.

The Best Wall Ever

January 16, 2017

We the People must build a front of resistance so deep and broad that Trump's tower of sadistic babble crumbles against it. In joining with our allies and oppressed communities, we shall deliver unto Mr. Trump a wall of resistance so big, it will be the best wall ever!

Our success depends upon your involvement. Please view our webinar, Get Involved in 2017, and let us know how you want to get started helping us build that wall.

Analysis Shows 'Dangerous' Pipeline Mega-Merger Threatens Climate and Consumers

January 4, 2017

"An Enbridge-Spectra mega-merger would create a domineering fossil fuel monopoly that would have the economic and political power to arbitrarily raise prices on consumers by manipulating the market at every stage of the natural gas product cycle, from the wellhead to the meter," said Food & Water Watch executive director Wenonah Hauter.

Move to Amend Reports on the League of Revolutionary Black Workers

December 29, 2016

This week we talk with Move to Amend National Leadership member Jerome Scott about the League of Revolutionary Black Workers and the lessons today’s revolutionaries building the democracy movement can learn from its history.

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our weekly podcast.

 

History Sorta Repeats Itself

December 28, 2016

The great Tom Paine once said:

These are the times that try men’s souls.... Tyranny like hell is not easily conquered yet we have this consolation with us, the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. 

It is not only a reminder that this nation was born under great turmoil at great cost, but also that the promise of American democracy was worth every drop of blood shed. Since those words were uttered, most human beings born in the US, now have Constitutionally protected civil rights, and that's a huge step in the right direction, but it wasn't without hardship and struggle -- and its not far enough.

We're struggling mightily to reach our year-end fundraising goal of $150,000. We have not yet reached the halfway mark. Help make the promise of American democracy real; please contribute to our Campaign to Legalize Democracy.