Bernie Sanders’ Saving American Democracy Amendment

Warning that “American democracy in endangered,” Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday, December 8, 2011 proposed a constitutional amendment to overturn a Supreme Court ruling that allowed unrestricted and secret campaign spending by corporations on U.S. elections. 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.

Show your support – sign the petition. Thanks Miles Jaffe for sending us the link.

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  • Anonymous

    GO BERNIE GO BERNIE GO!

  • FusionSaint

    GO BERNIE GO BERNIE GO!

  • Mysophobe

    Bernie and Ron Paul are the only two guys in DC that I don’t automatically assume are lying when they speak. We should just give everyone else in congress an indefinite paid vacation and immediately implement every policy that these two men agree on, then let them hammer out the rest of the details in public debates. Obama can keep time and the supreme court can serve cocktails and snacks to the audience.

  • Mysophobe

    Bernie and Ron Paul are the only two guys in DC that I don’t automatically assume are lying when they speak. We should just give everyone else in congress an indefinite paid vacation and immediately implement every policy that these two men agree on, then let them hammer out the rest of the details in public debates. Obama can keep time and the supreme court can serve cocktails and snacks to the audience.

  • Thom

    The amendment specifies for-profit corporations should not have personhood.  What about non-profits like think-tanks, religious organizations, etc.  Shouldn’t they be excluded too?

    • http://www.facebook.com/avery.baggett Avery Baggett

      is LACK of inclusion really an issue? extensions of the law can easily be considered once the initial precedent is set. what’s important is getting _something_ done in the right direction.

      no law will ever be perfect. a major flaw of the american mindset is that, if a problem isn’t dealt with in its absolute entirety (according to all parties), then it is essentially ineffectual and best ignored.

  • Thom

    The amendment specifies for-profit corporations should not have personhood.  What about non-profits like think-tanks, religious organizations, etc.  Shouldn’t they be excluded too?

  • 5by5

    This guy on the other hand, I’d absolutely vote for President.

  • 5by5

    This guy on the other hand, I’d absolutely vote for President.

  • http://www.facebook.com/avery.baggett Avery Baggett

    is LACK of inclusion really an issue? extensions of the law can easily be considered once the initial precedent is set. what’s important is getting _something_ done in the right direction.

    no law will ever be perfect. a major flaw of the american mindset is that, if a problem isn’t dealt with in its absolute entirety (according to all parties), then it is essentially ineffectual and best ignored.

  • http://www.facebook.com/avery.baggett Avery Baggett

    where “inclusion” means “parties to be included in the amendment”, as in, those who would be [rightfully, IMHO] denied personhood under the law.

  • http://www.facebook.com/avery.baggett Avery Baggett

    where “inclusion” means “parties to be included in the amendment”, as in, those who would be [rightfully, IMHO] denied personhood under the law.

  • http://www.facebook.com/avery.baggett Avery Baggett

    where “inclusion” means “parties to be included in the amendment”, as in, those who would be [rightfully, IMHO] denied personhood under the law.

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