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Corporations, the Constitution and our Kids

April 26, 2013

On January 8th Michele Simon published an article on this blog entitled, Feds to Parents: Big Food Still Exploiting Your Children, Good Luck With That. Her conclusion is: "It now appears the federal government is out of ideas, and is just going through the motions. The political power of the food, media and marketing industries is demonstrated when we cannot count on the Obama administration to protect children from predatory marketing, even though the first lady made childhood obesity her main cause. So that’s it parents, you’re on your own."

 

Confront Corporate Personhood: Take Back our Planet

April 25, 2013

With the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day this week, we have to wonder why the health of the planet is at an all time low.

How many people do you know who would aspire for a world without clean water to drink? How many are in favor of acid rain, food poisoning, or natural disaster? What about asthma? Higher cancer rates? Starvation? Do many of your friends dream of a United States without our glorious mountain-scapes, deciduous forests, or glistening lakes? Would any rational person want these things for their country, their children, themselves? The answer, obviously, is no, they wouldn’t.

 

TransPacific Partnership Will Undermine Democracy, Empower Transnational Corporations

March 27, 2013

Our country's democratic values could be under threat if President Obama fast tracks the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

On critical issues, the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) being negotiated in secret by the Obama administration will undermine democracy in the United States and around the world and further empower transnational corporations. It will circumvent protections for health care, wages, labor rights, consumers' rights and the environment, and decrease regulation of big finance and risky investment practices.

 

More Supreme Court Treachery: SCOTUS Poised To Destroy Campaign Finance Law

February 27, 2013

Last week, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a new case — McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.

The McCutcheon case attempts to undermine the total combined contributions limit for individuals (already set at tens of thousands of dollars), which will open a whole new floodgate of cash into our electoral system reserved only for the wealthy.

Corporations as Voters?

February 26, 2013

If you’re part of the minority which hasn’t already found a flaw in the concept of corporations as people, Montana State Representative Steve Lavin (R) has given us all one more logical conundrum to ponder: He has proposed to give voting rights to Corporations who own property in a local jurisdiction.

Report from Feb 11 "We the People Amendment" Press Conference

February 11, 2013

(Washington D.C.) - The movement for constitutional reforms that would end what organizers call “corporate rule” has arrived in the chambers of Congress. This morning, two members of the U.S. House of Representatives joined Move to Amend by announcing their sponsorship of the “We the People Amendment,” which clearly and unequivocally states that:

  1. Rights recognized under the Constitution belong to human beings only, and not to government-created artificial legal entities such as corporations and limited liability companies; and  
  2. Political campaign spending is not a form of speech protected under the First Amendment.

In making the announcement, lead sponsor Rep. Rick Nolan (DFL-Minnesota), said: “It’s time to take the shaping and molding of public policy out of corporate boardrooms, away from the corporate lobbyists, and put it back in city halls – back with county boards and state legislatures – and back in the Congress where it belongs.”

 

BIG NEWS: We the People Amendment Will Be Introduced Monday

February 10, 2013

Tomorrow, Move to Amend's WE THE PEOPLE AMENDMENT will be introduced in Congress!

The We the People Amendment is the only amendment that deals with both Supreme Court doctrines that grant constitutional rights to artificial entities and that define spending money as free speech.

There are still many steps along the way, but this is a major milestone for the movement to amend!

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