The solution: Proposed 28th Amendment to the Constitution – Sovereignty Amendment
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View (directly below in the slideshow) the legal reasons (and the corruption the 2010 Citizens United vs. F.C.C. Supreme Court ruling is helping) for why we need an amendment to the Constitution.
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“Once again, the Supreme Court has given more power to special interests and a tiny percentage of the very rich. Its Citizens United ruling four years ago opened up the floodgates for unlimited spending in our elections, and now it might as well have tied a big bow around Congress and deliver it to the 1%. By striking down the long-standing cap on total contributions individuals may give to federal candidates and political parties, the Supreme Court has permitted the unseemly spectacle of a single donor being able to contribute more than $3.5 million to one party during an election cycle (or double that, if he/she wants to hedge her bets)…What this court fails to recognize is the First Amendment rights of the 99.9% of citizens who cannot buy access to elected officials in order to give voice to their issues. Seven-figure contributions are not a megaphone merely amplifying the voices of the donors, they are a sonic boom, overpowering to the point of silencing all other voices…(Full article) “1
We the People, not It the Money.
Mission: “Americans for Amendment is an inclusive, politically diverse coalition of concerned citizens committed to the single objective of an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to state unequivocally that inalienable rights belong to human beings, that money is not a form of protected free speech under the First Amendment. Money, we argue can and should be regulated in political campaigns.”
Americans for Amendment does not seek endorsement, nor does it give it. We are not affiliated with any other group and our members have their own political views which we neither support nor criticize (we refrain from any distraction away from our primary purpose as stated in our mission). We support only one issue, only one cause: to focus on the legal reasons why we need to ratify an amendment that permanently protects the inalienable rights of the people as persons in the U.S. Constitution and to establish that money is not speech.
This is not a liberal or conservative issue, this is an American issue. Please view the slideshow above to understand the serious peril to our Constitutional personhood (sovereignty by virtue of our inalienable rights) that has been given to entities as well as making money speech (rendering our legislative branch powerless to stop even foreign money from funding campaign electioneering – the buying of elections via media and other powerful influence). Understand the depth of corruption explained in the slideshow at the top of the page, then join AFA to expose and stop it by working for Sovereignty Amendment to the Constitution.
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Please ignore the ad that precedes the below video on potential corruption of big money in Montana local elections covered by PBS. After viewing, ask yourself if this is the way you want your elections influenced (bought) by those with the most money?
Big Sky, Big Money on PBS. October 30, 2012, 9:14 pm ET: A former federal election commissioner, Trevor Potter is president and general counsel of the Campaign Legal Center. Potter told FRONTLINE that the Supreme Court’s landmark Citizens United ruling has resulted in less transparency and the potential for more corruption in the nation’s campaign finance system. This is the edited transcript of an interview conducted on Aug. 7, 2012. 1 http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2014/04/02/sunlights-response-to-scotus-ruling-on-mccutcheon-v-fec/