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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As of September 2014, 137 Republicans have gone on the record calling for a constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United.For the listing of names Click here ◾A Pittsburgh Republican on Why We Need an Amendment to Overturn Citizens United ◾Former Sen. Bob Dole Calls Out Citizens United ◾Lindsey Graham Says We Need an Amendment to Fix Money in Politics ◾Poll Shows Americans Favor an Overhaul of Campaign Financing ◾Across the Aisle Download Full PDF Report
U.S. currency (money) is “legal tender for all debts, public and private”, it is not speech.
Learn the most important points about the Citizens United case first hand:
Secretly Buying Access to a Governor – But whether the money is secret or disclosed, both parties are routinely selling access to the nation’s governors and their staffs to those with the most resources. Those without a checkbook can stay in the back of the line.
Secretly Buying Access to a Governor
New York Times
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD OCT. 7, 2014
Addicted to each other’s power and money, the political parties and their corporate donors are constantly trying to enlarge their relationship out of sight of the American public. An accidental Internet disclosure last month showed that the stealthy form of political corruption known as “dark money” now fully permeates governor’s offices around the country, allowing corporations to push past legal barriers and gather enormous influence.
This has been going on nationally for several years, of course, after wealthy interests claimed that a series of legal decisions allowed them to give unlimited and undisclosed amounts to “social welfare” groups that pretended not to engage in politics. (The tax code prohibits these groups from having politics as a primary purpose.) Now it turns out that both the Republican and Democratic governors’ associations have also set up social welfare groups — known in the tax code as 501(c)(4) associations — with the purpose of raising secret political money.
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