See my 2 posts for a break down on plethora of electoral issues we have:
- A General Look at the Systemic Suppression Inherent with America’s Two Party System (Aug 2016)
- My Thoughts for Electoral Reform (Aug 2016)
28th Amendment – Money is not Speech; Corporations are not people
The following is the text taken from the Move to Amend site. Honestly, not much else is ever going to be able to be fixed until this is done. Until then corporations have the legal right protection to the unlimited power to influence our elections. There is so much more that this, though.
Section 1. [Artificial Entities Such as Corporations Do Not Have Constitutional Rights]
The rights protected by the Constitution of the United States are the rights of natural persons only.
Artificial entities established by the laws of any State, the United States, or any foreign state shall have no rights under this Constitution and are subject to regulation by the People, through Federal, State, or local law.
The privileges of artificial entities shall be determined by the People, through Federal, State, or local law, and shall not be construed to be inherent or inalienable.
Section 2. [Money is Not Free Speech]
Federal, State, and local government shall regulate, limit, or prohibit contributions and expenditures, including a candidate’s own contributions and expenditures, to ensure that all citizens, regardless of their economic status, have access to the political process, and that no person gains, as a result of their money, substantially more access or ability to influence in any way the election of any candidate for public office or any ballot measure.
Federal, State, and local government shall require that any permissible contributions and expenditures be publicly disclosed.
The judiciary shall not construe the spending of money to influence elections to be speech under the First Amendment.
Amendment 29 – Lawmakers including the president are not above the law
Congress shall make not law that applices to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or the representatives; and, Congresssha make no law that applies to Sentators and/or representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States.