Sanders Files "Saving American Democracy Amendment'

The first constitutional amendment ever proposed by Sanders during his two decades in Congress would reverse the narrow 5-to-4 ruling in Citizens United vs. the Federal Elections Commission. In that controversial decision almost two years ago, justices gave corporations the same First Amendment free-speech rights as people. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Jack Powers - Dec 11, 2011 - 8:27 AM PST
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Edited by: Dwight Rousu - Dec 13, 2011 - 3:30 AM PST
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by Dwight Rousu - Dec. 13, 2011

A brief news article that adequately describes the filing of an important amendment. More background might be better for the lightly informed.

Huge piles of money has broken our purported democracy. That destruction existed prior to the Citizens United legislation from the supreme court. The amendment is very important to begin rolling back the destruction, but we also need elections that are funded by the people, not by the .08% of ridiculously rich donors. We need the amendment, public financing of elections, a diverse press, and an end to revolving door plush lobbying jobs after congress critters leave office. (Delayed bribes.)

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by Jack Powers - Dec. 11, 2011

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today proposed a constitutional amendment to overturn a Supreme Court ruling that allowed unrestricted and secret campaign spending by ... More »

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by Randy Morrow - Dec. 12, 2011

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by Patrick McGuire - Dec. 12, 2011

The major thing that was apparent to me was that no one seemed to take the opposite opinion. Is it only the five Supreme Court justice who think that corporations have the same rights as citizens? It is a shame that we need to incorporate a constitutional amendment to demonstrate that it is individuals who have a right and not corporations. If the corporations have a right and the Board of Directors and the executive of the Corporation will have twice as many rights as your average citizen.

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