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  •  Tip Jar (11+ / 0-)

    Steven R. Brungard 1 E Manor Ave Rear Enola, PA, 17025 US 717 732 7222

    by stevenb on Wed Nov 02, 2011 at 06:18:11 AM PDT

  •  W/o an exception for media, (5+ / 0-)

    it's hard to see this going anywhere.  Giving the government the ability to restrict the speech of newspapers and blogs is a pandoras box that most people probably won't want opened.

  •  This is great news! (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:

    There's also a group, Move to Amend, that's growing by leaps and bounds, in case any one's interested.

  •   Tom Udall introduces constitutional amendment (0+ / 0-)

    from the link in the diary(?):

    Tom Udall introduces constitutional amendment

    Mr. Udall’s proposal would authorize Congress to regulate the raising and spending of money for federal political campaigns, including independent expenditures, and allow states to regulate such spending at their level. It would also provide for implementation and enforcement of the amendment through legislation.

    ... Groups supporting a constitutional amendment to reverse the damage caused by Citizens United have collected over 750,000 signatures.


    Yes, this is my country Retchin' and turnin', she's like a baby learnin' how to live ~ Buffy Sainte-marie - Soldier Blue

    by denig on Wed Nov 02, 2011 at 08:41:07 AM PDT

  •  Not enough detail. (0+ / 0-)

    Unless the amendment said something short and sweet.

    Like: political contributions may be made by those who are registered to vote.

    Or: elections shall be publicly financed by a _ percent surcharge levied on government contracts with private corporations.

    Or: _ percent of each income tax payment shall be put into a fund for public campaign finance.

    Or whatever. I'm sure there's plenty of very creative thought on this very issue.

    But personally, I think we've got a problem. The Congressional leeches guarding the blood bank.

    Thump! Bang. Whack-boing. It's dub!

    by dadadata on Wed Nov 02, 2011 at 09:17:03 AM PDT

    •  The amendment process is flawed (0+ / 0-)

      Dont know how Tom, Ben, and the boys missed this, but they created an amendment process that, apart from a scary convention,  requires congress to pass any amendment.  It means the states can't act to make changes in how congress works.  Congress will never vote to restrict its own access to money and power.  

      Frankly, I blame everything on Nixon.

      by J Orygun on Wed Nov 02, 2011 at 09:59:22 AM PDT

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