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Bernie Sanders "Saving American Democracy" Amendment

Senator Bernie Sanders (one of the few American office-holders I'd like to sit down to lunch with) has proposed a Constitutional amendment to remove corporate personhood and get corporate money of of politics. It provides as follows:

SECTION 1. The rights protected by the Constitution
of the United States are the rights of natural persons and
do not extend to for-profit corporations, limited liability
companies, or other private entities established for business purposes or to promote business interests under the
laws of any state, the United States, or any foreign state.

SECTION 2. Such corporate and other private entities established under law are subject to regulation by the people through the legislative process so long as such regulations are consistent with the powers of Congress and the States and do not limit the freedom of the press.

SECTION 3. Such corporate and other private entities shall be prohibited from making contributions or expenditures in any election of any candidate for public office or the vote upon any ballot measure submitted to the people.

SECTION 4. Congress and the States shall have the
power to regulate and set limits on all election contributions and expenditures, including a candidate’s own spending, and to authorize the establishment of political committees to receive, spend, and publicly disclose the sources of those contributions and expenditures.’’.

Like it? Click the link above to join the list of co-signers on a petition in support.


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