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  •  The MOVE TO AMEND Amendment!!! (0+ / 0-)

    With all due respect to Rep. McGovern, and Rep. Deutch, and Sen. Udall, the constitutional amendments that they have proposed are all fatally flawed.

    The McGovern Amendment is good on ending "Corporate Personhood," but fails, in any way, to deal with the equally vexing problem of money being treated as a form of protected political speech.

    The Deutch Amendment is good, but it leaves a gaping loophole when it says that rights protected under the Constitution do not extend to FOR PROFIT corporations.  As most Daily Kos readers know, Citizens United, the phony corporate front corporation involved in the Citizens United v. FEC case was set up as a NON-profit corporation.  

    And, the Udall Amendment, the weakest of the three, only says that Congress may regulate corporate money in politic.  It never even attempts to addresses the root of the problem - "Corporate Personhood."  

    For those of you who are tired of congressional and senatorial half-measures, and who have been waiting for an amendment that was serious about ending "Corporate Personhood" once and for all, wait no more.

    Move to Amend , a group that has been at the forefront of a truly democratic, grassroots, effort to Amend the Constitution so that it clearly, and unquivocally says that "rights recognized under the Constitution belong to human beings, only" and that "Money is not speech," has released its proposed constitutional amendment language on today's (11/23/2011) Thom Hartmann radio show.

    You can find the Move to Amend amendment, which will clearly establish that,
    corporations are not people, and money is not speech, and which allows for no loopholes, here:

    The Move to Amend amendment will put people back in charge of our government, and corporations back in their proper place - subservient to We, The People.

    If you like what you read, you can support the  Move to Amend amendment, by doing three things:  1) help us name the amendment; 2) sign our Move to Amend petition; and 3) participate in Move to Amend's national day of action - OCCUPY THE COURTS - on Friday, January 20, 2012.

    OTC will be a one day "occupation" in front of federal court buildings across the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.  There are currently 23 cities participating in OTC with more cities coming on line every day.  To find the OTC action nearest to you, go to

    We look forward to seeing you on January 20, 2012!

    Steve Justino
    Co-Chair, Colorado Move to Amend
    Move to Amend, National Action Coordinator, OCCUPY THE COURTS - 1.20.2012!

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