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  •  Citizens United needs to be overturned with a (2+ / 0-)
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    constitutional amendment.  It's a fight that OWS/99% is perfectly mated to.  We should be starting now - and everyone (including the Democratic party) should be helping.  A lot of Republicans and Teabaggers should support the amendment, too.

    Auntie Em: Hate you. Hate Kansas. Taking the dog. Dorothy

    by haremoor on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 06:30:56 AM PST

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    •  Repubs aren't going to support it (1+ / 0-)
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      You think the Karl Rove Republicans are going to vote in favor of such an amendment? The Republicans on the court are the ones who ruled in favor of it! If you want such a thing to pass, you need Dems.

      •  Which is why it is important to have the support (0+ / 0-)

        of Republicans (real ones, not congressional republicans) and even the tea party.  Whether it goes through Congress (2/3 majority in both houses) or through a Constitutional Convention (2/3 of State Legislatures passing it).  The CC would be very dangerous, because it would open up the possibility of more amendments, which we could foresee being a train wreck.
             The Amendment process is very unwieldy, but very few actual people believe that free speech=money.  I think enough pressure could be brought on this Congress (or a much superior Congress elected in the next session) to at least give it a chance.  And yes, of course it would take Democrats, as well - that's a given.  That's why I said "including the Democratic party".

        Auntie Em: Hate you. Hate Kansas. Taking the dog. Dorothy

        by haremoor on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 08:17:01 AM PST

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