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  •  A more complicated but comprehensive solution (4+ / 0-)

    would be a constitutional amendment to overturn the dreadful Citizens United decision. Surely there must be a draft in circulation but I have yet to hear of it, much less see evidence of a campaign in support.

    I'd be very surprised if the legal eagles within the DKos community have not drafted the language. C'mon, Adam B-- are you gonna let Waldman have all the glory?

    "It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important." Martin Luther King Jr.

    by Arabiflora on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 06:06:51 PM PST

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    •  There are many drafts out there (9+ / 0-)
      `Section 1. Nothing in this Constitution shall prohibit Congress and the States from imposing content-neutral regulations and restrictions on the expenditure of funds for political activity by any corporation, limited liability company, or other corporate entity, including but not limited to contributions in support of, or in opposition to, a candidate for public office.
      `Section 2. Nothing contained in this Article shall be construed to abridge the freedom of the press.'.
      Nothing in this Constitution shall be construed to forbid Congress or the states from imposing content-neutral limitations on private campaign contributions or independent political campaign expenditures. Nor shall this Constitution prevent Congress or the states from enacting systems of public campaign financing, including those designed to restrict the influence of private wealth by offsetting campaign spending or independent expenditures with increased public funding.
      Section 1. To advance the fundamental principle of political equality for all, and to protect the integrity of the legislative and electoral processes, Congress shall have power to regulate the raising and spending of money and in-kind equivalents with respect to Federal elections, including through setting limits on--
      `(1) the amount of contributions to candidates for nomination for election to, or for election to, Federal office; and
      `(2) the amount of funds that may be spent by, in support of, or in opposition to such candidates.
      `Section 2. To advance the fundamental principle of political equality for all, and to protect the integrity of the legislative and electoral processes, each State shall have power to regulate the raising and spending of money and in-kind equivalents with respect to State elections, including through setting limits on--
      `(1) the amount of contributions to candidates for nomination for election to, or for election to, State office; and
      `(2) the amount of funds that may be spent by, in support of, or in opposition to such candidates.
      `Section 3. Nothing in this article shall be construed to grant Congress the power to abridge the freedom of the press.
      `Section 4. Congress and the States shall have power to implement and enforce this article by appropriate legislation.'.
      •  Where do I sign? (eom) (1+ / 0-)
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        "It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important." Martin Luther King Jr.

        by Arabiflora on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 11:14:26 PM PST

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