Verona aldermen approve Constitutional amendment resolution

February 21, 2013
Melonie Roberts

Verona aldermen approved a resolution to Move to Amend 417, a Constitutional amendment in which the United States Supreme Court equated corporations with individual personhood and corporate money to freedom of speech in regards to political campaigns. The move came during the council's Jan. 29 meeting.

The Amend 417 movement calls to abolish corporate personhood and re-establish that only people are entitled to inalienable constitutional rights, money is not free speech and regulating political contributions is not equivalent to limiting free speech.

Jim Burnett, a former Missouri State Highway Patrolman, is spearheading the local movement of Move to Amend 417.

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