Move to Amend: End Corporate Rule. Legalize Democracy.
On January 21, 2010, with its ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government. Human beings are people; corporations are legal fictions.
We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United and other related cases, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.
The Supreme Court is misguided in principle, and wrong on the law. In a democracy, the people rule.
". . . corporations have no consciences, no beliefs, no feelings, no thoughts, no desires. Corporations help structure and facilitate the activities of human beings, to be sure, and their 'personhood' often serves as a useful legal fiction. But they are not themselves members of “We the People” by whom and for whom our Constitution was established."
~Supreme Court Justice Stevens, January 2010
Wednesday, April 03, 2024 at 05:30 PMvirtual
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You live in one of 16 places that will vote on March 5, “Super Tuesday, the day when the greatest number of states and territories hold their political election primaries or caucuses.
Please consider spending an hour or so at a polling location to hand out leaflets and collect signatures on the Move to Amend petition.
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10 January 2024 | Greg Coleridge
There are many reasons why nation-states start or join wars. Controlling natural resources is certainly one of them.
Whatever the reasons, banking corporations and other financial institutions in the U.S., among many corporate sectors, profit enormously from wars – causing massive harm to people, communities, the planet, and self-described “democratic” political systems.
This equation may best describe the reality: Dollars = Debt + Destruction + Defense
The Supreme Court heard arguments last week whether Donald Trump should be disqualified under the 14th Amendment to be President.
At issue is whether Trump’s (in)actions on January 6, 2021, should prohibit him from becoming President again based on the text in Article 3 asserting that any officer of the United States who has previously taken an oath to uphold the Constitution should be disqualified if they “have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.”
While legal scholars disagree whether the 14th Amendment applies to Trump, can the same be said about whether any part of the 14th Amendment should disqualify a corporation from being a constitutional person?
As millions of Americans gather around their screens this weekend to watch the Super Bowl, we can't help but notice the glaring hypocrisy of corporate giants who spend exorbitant amounts on flashy TV ads while neglecting their responsibility to pay their employees a fair and livable wage.
This corporate greed is unacceptable, and it's time to take a stand against it. That's why Move to Amend is calling out this hypocrisy and urging you to join us in supporting HJR 54, the We the People Amendment, as a crucial step towards ending this cycle of injustice.
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