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U.S. Constitution
New Constitutional Amendment on Corporations

Section 1 [A corporation is not a person and can be regulated]
The rights protected by the Constitution of the United States are the rights of Natural Persons only.

Artificial entities, such as corporations, limited liability companies, and other entities, established by the laws of any state, the United States, or any foreign state shall have no rights under this Constitution and are subject to regulation by the People, through federal, state, or local law.

The privileges of artificial entities shall be determined by the People, through federal, state, or local law, and shall not be construed to be inherent or inalienable.

Section 2 [Money is not speech and can be regulated]
Federal, state and local government shall regulate, limit, or prohibit contributions and expenditures, including a candidate’s own contributions and expenditures, for the purpose of influencing in any way the election of any candidate for public office or any ballot measure.

Federal, state and local government shall require that any permissible contributions and expenditures be publicly disclosed.

The judiciary shall not construe the spending of money to influence elections to be speech under the First Amendment.

Section 3
Nothing contained in this amendment shall be construed to abridge the Freedom of the Press.

text based on proposal at Move To Amend website

Books About The U.S. Constitution

America's Constitution  "America's Constitution: A Biography" [2005]
by Akhil Reed Amar

Random House hardcover [9/2005] for $19.77
author's homepage at Yale

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“A representative democracy only works when everyone truly has a voice, and when the voices
of the many aren’t drowned out by the pocketbooks of a few.”
— Helena [Montana] Independent Record Editorial, 21 February 2012

“Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no
milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.”
Thomas Jefferson [1743-1826]

“Our nation is facing a crisis of liberty if we do not control campaign expenditures. We must prove that elective office is not for sale. We must convince
the public that elected officials are what James Madison intended us to be, agents of the sovereign people, not the hired hands of rich givers.”
— Sen. Barry Goldwater [1909-98]

“The sins of Citizens United are many, but the first is that the [cited basic] facts are bonkers.”
— Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island

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Prelude: Citizens United vs. F.E.C.
"Citizens United vs. FEC' entry at Wikipedia
Citizens United vs. FEC 2011 video [8:50] at The Story of Stuff Project

Corporations Are Not People book by Jeffrey D. Clements  "Corporations Are Not People: Why They Have More Rights Than You Do and What You Can Do About It" [2011]
by Jeffrey D. Clements, Foreword by Bill Moyers

"The definitive guide to overturning Citizens United"
Kindle Edition from Berrett-Koehler Publrs [1/2012] for $9.15
Berrett-Koehler Publrs 8½x5½ pb [1/2012] for $11.45

"Hillary: The Movie" [Citizens United 2008]
The Federal Election Commission sued to block the Citizens United political action non-profit organization from paying for ads or TV broadcasts of this film, based on provisions
of the B.C.R.A. (McCain-Feingold) campaign finance law; the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia agreed; Citizens United appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court,
and in January 2010 the decision was reversed. Not only that, but the decision by Justice John Roberts in "Citizens United v. F.E.C." cited 25 prior dissents (a seriously-inept
legal no-no) and declared the United States a fascist country, i.e. 'money from corporations to political groups constitutes free speech'. This creates a Constitutional crisis, because there is no appeal to such an action by the Supreme Court except multiple impeachments by Congress.

'Hillary The Movie' propaganda from Citizens United   The film is a review of various manufactured scandals that failed to bring down the Clintons; the District Court concluded that the film could not be interpreted as anything other than an appeal to vote against Senator Clinton, thus making it an electioneering communi-cation; the Supreme Court did not change that decision, they just said that corporations could not be banned from paying for such electioneering communications. Co-produced, co-written & directed by Alan Peterson; co-written by Lee Troxler & Michael Wright; with archive footage of Bill & Hillary Clinton; featuring Gary Aldrich, Dick Armey, Michael Barone, Tony Blankley, Bay Buchanan, Dan Burton, Joe Connor, Ann 'The Man' Coulter, Billy Dale, Cyrus Nowrasteh, Frank Gaffney, Jeff Gerth, Newt Gingrich, Larry Kudlow, Mark Levin, Michael Medved, John Mica, Dick Morris, Robert D. Novak, Kate O'Beirne, Buzz Patterson, Peter F. Paul, R. Emmett Tyrrell, Kathleen Willey
90-minute Citizens United Prodns color DVD [1/2008] for $16.92
full credits at IMDbofficial movie websitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 12/2007 official trailer [2:30] online at YouTube

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The Movement: We Need A Constitutional Amendment

U.S. CONGRESS 15 November 2011: Congressman James P. 'Jim' McGovern [Dem MA-02] introduced the People's Rights Amendment, a proposal to limit the Constitution's protections only to the rights of natural persons, and not corporations. House Joint Resolution 88 has 31 co-sponsors and is stuck in committee (2/2013).

SACRAMENTO 5 July 2012: The California Senate voted 24-11 to pass Assembly Joint Resolution (AJR) 22 calling on the U.S. Congress to pass an amendment overturning the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. F.E.C. ruling. This puts California in the company of Hawaii, New Mexico, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Maryland as states working to put an end to what amounts to legalized political bribery.

BOSTON 1 August 2012: The Massachusetts Legislature signed off on a resolution calling for a federal constitutional amendment
to reverse the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United case.

SACRAMENTO 9 June 2016: California Governor Jerry Brown signed the Overturn Citizens United Act (SB254) which will place the question of a constitutional amendment on the state ballot in November as a voter instruction question.

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L i n k s
'Reverse Citizens United' Constitutional Amendment
Move To Amend website
Amend 2012 - because only people are people
Stand With Montanans - Corporations Aren't People
Stop The Koch Brothers - Fight Citizens United

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There are no guarantees in this existential Universe. Likewise, in Nature there is no punishment, only consequences.
Delve into any of the line items above and that self-education will deliver to you an advantage over your fellows,
who are blind sheeple complaining that the Universe makes no sense.

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