Step up for democracy
I hear a lot of complaints about corporations that are pouring unlimited and unidentified dollars into the our elections.
The latest example was the saturation of Iowa with television ads coming from Super Pak anonymous groups like “Restore our Future” and “Foundation for a Better Life.” These ads are corporate money acting to swing public opinion with lies and distortions toward the candidates they want. Let’s not dress it up too fancy — it’s a corporate take-over of America designed to promote their agenda. It’s anti-democratic and clearly un-American.
But, thanks to an activist US Supreme Court and their ruling on Citizens United, we are left with this super-sized loophole in our Constitution. Is this the America we want?
I call on all citizens to study S.J. Res. 33: “A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to expressly exclude for-profit corporations from the rights given to natural persons by the Constitution of the United States, prohibit corporate spending in all elections, and affirm the authority of Congress and the States to regulate corporations and to regulate and set limits on all election contributions and expenditures.”
You can get information about this at the sponsor’s website at www.sanders.senate.gov. If you agree with this simple straight forward strengthening of our democracy, sign the petition.