Amend The Constitution?

22 01 2010

 I received this update late yesterday from “People for the American Way”, a very pro-American sounding organization that is anything but pro-American. I have been known to change their name to “People for the Un-American Way”, and for very good reason.

This time they have decided that they do not like the Supreme Courts’ ruling of yesterday so their very first reaction is to AMEND THE CONSTITUTION. Of course they blame the Courts decision on Conservatism which in reality is absolute bunk. This is not a right or left issue, this is a freedom issue. The funny thing is… it won’t be long before the progressive/marxists realize that this should work in their favor mostly due to the fact that the party they have hi-jacked, the Democrat Party is the party of the rich, and big business. For more details on my claim go here.

Just the fact that their very first demand is to amend the Constitution tells me all I will ever need to know about these anti-American dirt-bags!

The moment we see them make a move to try and pull a stunt like this, we will need to act. They MUST NOT be allowed to accomplish their goal! Be prepared to let your Reps and Senators know how you feel on a moments notice. Thank you.

Gio-

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PFAW  People for the Un-American Way

Dear Friend,

Today, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that Congress has no constitutional authority to regulate corporations’ influence on elections. This extreme case of judicial activism flies in the face of the “judicial restraint” the conservative Supreme Court justices supposedly championed and overturns over 100 years of legal precedent.

PFAW has a rich history of defending Americans’ free speech, but corporations are not people. They are not citizens. They do not have a right to vote and they can not be given unlimited power to influence elections. It’s now up to us to stand in their way.

There is no quick fix. The Roberts Court’s audacity must be met with bold action.

People For the American Way is launching a campaign to pass an amendment to the U.S. Constitution which would nullify the worst part of the Court’s decision by granting Congress the authority to limit corporate influence in elections. This is not something that we take lightly. But the very foundation of our democracy could depend on our ability to overturn this decision.

Be among the first to join this national movement by signing the petition to congressional leaders now.

We support other legislative efforts in Congress to limit the impact of today’s anti-democratic decision – some of which are being talked about by our allies already. But this decision is such a drastic departure from sound democratic principles that we now stand on the precipice, and more is needed.

Congress must move quickly to protect our democratic system and the voice of the people by passing this amendment. From there, we will take our campaign to the states to get the amendment ratified by two thirds of the state legislatures. As the consequences of this decision sink in, more and more Americans will be justifiably outraged. We can make this national movement to amend the Constitution a success — with your help.

Please sign the petition now and enlist others you know for this incredibly important campaign to save democracy.

Welcome to the beginning of a movement. 

Michael B. Keegan, President

P.S. Starting today, corporations can dump unlimited money into influencing elections, overpowering the voice of the voter and undermining our democracy. Even the threat of retribution from a dissatisfied business interest will cow lawmakers and influence their decisions.

We must amend the Constitution to ensure that Congress has the authority to rescue our democracy from unlimited corporate influence.

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22 01 2010
DCG

If I understand the ruling correctly, corporations still can’t donate to a campaign, but they can buy media time. Yet ACORN, SEIU, Planned Parenthood and state employee unions can donate money to campaigns (and buy media time)…using our taxpayer dollars to assist their lib candidates.

This is hypocrisy in its finest form…

23 01 2010
cmitchz

I would actually favor an amendment that restricts donations to individuals only, with complete transparency required (so that you more or less know where every dollar came from before the campaign can spend it), but with no limit. And this would include doing away with PACs as well.

I suspect that the transparency would take care of the lack of limits.

23 01 2010
KEWILL

It will be interesting to see if this will have any effect on the rule about churches and their ability to take a stand on a issue from the pulpit without losing their tax exempt status. I actually considered this one to be unconstitutional for a long time and cannot understand why the church has not pushed harder to have it repelled.

27 01 2010
B

hmmm… un-American to propose amending the Constitution, huh? Interesting angle.

Should never have allowed them them to amend the Constitution to protect free speech, the right to bear arms, the right to due process, etc, etc…

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