duhiggover 1 year ago
There is a movement underway to have an amendment to the constitution that would enable our elected representatives at all levels to create legislation to control the money that goes into elections, in effect overturning the Citizens United decision. It would also state unequivocally that corporations are not people and are not entitled to the same rights as people. I think that if this effort is successful and we can control the money that goes into elections we can begin to clean up the swamp that is our current system. I don't see Congress voluntarily making this type of reform and making it stick (look at the fate of the McCain/Feingold finance reform law). We the people have the ability under Article 5 of the constitution to take such action and for the sake of our Democracy need to take this responsibility seriously. People who think this is just too hard and can't be done need to consider the 27 amendments our predecessors have enacted. We need to reclaim our democracy and make it work for everyone, not the wealthy few who buy our representatives. I believe this effort to amend the constitution is an important step to achieve this goal.