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Congrats to Missoula, Montana for fighting back! How Can Ordinary People Fight Citizens United?  RSS feed

 
Monte Hines
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Link to full story and video:
http://hines.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-can-ordinary-people-fight-citizens.html

How Can Ordinary People Fight Citizens United? | Ask Bill | BillMoyers.com
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They’re proving this, for example, in Missoula, Montana. Last November, by a majority of 75 percent people voted to call on the state legislature and congress to approve an amendment to the United States Constitution. It says it loud and clear, “Corporations are not human beings and do not have the same rights as citizens.” That same month, voters in Boulder, Colorado, approved a similar measure by a similar big margin. And two counties in Wisconsin have voted by whopping majorities to call for, quote, "An end to corporate personhood…" and "The legal status of money as speech."

Don’t worry if you’re called naíve. Don't worry about cynics who mock you or fatalists who declare that a constitutional amendment is impossible. That’s nonsense. We’ve amended the constitution 27 times in our history. Back in 1971, the amendment to lower the voting age to 18 was the quickest to be ratified in U.S history, four months following its passage by Congress. And after 13 years without a drink, in 1933, Americans okayed the amendment to repeal prohibition faster than a saloon’s swinging door.
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Congrats to Missoula, Montana and others for fighting back!

Regards,
Monte Hines
 
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