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  1. Three simple words:
    Move. To. Amend.
    Corporations have no thoughts, feelings, or belly buttons. The time has come to remove them from “personhood” status. Corporations (railroads) first sued for equal protection under the law in 1868, after the 16th Amendment was ratified. This began their march toward “personhood” culminating in Citizens United. Given the long legal precedent, there is no way to overturn this ruling, so we need a new amendment.

    The People’s Rights Amendment
    Section 1. We the people who ordain and establish this Constitution intend the rights protected herein to be the rights of natural persons.
    Section 2. People, person, or persons as used in this Constitution does not include corporations, limited liability companies or other corporate entities established by the laws of any state, the United States, or any foreign state, and such corporate entities are subject to such regulations as the people, through their elected representatives, deem reasonable and are otherwise consistent with the powers of Congress and the States under this Constitution.
    Section 3. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to limit the people’s rights of freedom of speech, freedom of the press, free exercise of religion, and such other rights of the people, which rights are inalienable.

    We have to get corporate money out of the electoral process. Publicly financed elections are the ultimate goal. Congress critters must be beholden to the people rather than the conglomerates if we ever want to re-level the playing field. When corporations are allowed to write their own regulatory laws they will continue to skew those laws in their own favor. Why did GE pay no taxes last year? They were following the law. Who wrote those laws? GE tax attorneys, (with the help of Repug operatives embedded in Congress).

  2. I took a look at the plan at Cantor’s Facebook page and left a message… basically that it was more of the same and asking how many maids and servants did he think the uber-rich would hire now? Of the other comments I read, they were putting the document down as just more of the same and Cantor as needing to learn arithmetic.

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