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Hobby Lobby, the Company, is a person !!

The Supreme Court relied on this interpretation of the First Amendment to justify its decision that the company did not have to pay for birth control insurance for its employees.

When will the Supreme Court stop its relentless march toward fully equating corporations with living breathing persons?

July 4 2014

 

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May 9, 2013 MTAJC I-5 Crater Lake Hwy Banner Display

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Thursday, May 9, from 5 – 6 p.m. at the Crater Lake over pass, Medford, we displayed our banner  along with other nation wide affiliates that money is not speech (a result of the Jan, 2010 SCOTUS ruling that we seek to overturn by amendment).
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The Answer:
Move to Amend’s Proposed 28th Amendment to the Constitution

The solution: The proposed 28th Amendment to the Constitution  Sign the Petition! Disclosure.
The rights protected by the Constitution of the United States are the rights of natural persons only. The judiciary shall not construe the spending of money to influence elections to be speech under the First Amendment.  Summary HJR29  PDF Full Text HJR29
House Joint Resolution 29 introduced February 14, 2013

We’re fed up with the influence of Big Money in our political system. “If anything can unite Americans across party and ideological lines, it should be the arrogant and unprecedented Supreme Court ruling [Citizens United] that corporations [including unions, associations, and other entities] are “persons” with all the protections and rights of the Constitution. In a case trumped up by the court itself, five activist judges reversed 100 years of precedent to allow unlimited, special-interest money to be spent in our local, state and federal elections.  Corporations [and other entities] are now free to spend unlimited money on behalf of a candidate they favor, or against one they wish to silence. No grassroots organization will ever be likely to raise enough money for their candidate to compete on a level playing field.  Put simply in a New York Times headline, the story comes down to, “Lobbies’ New Power: Cross Us and Our Cash Will Bury You.” As moderate Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, Jr. wrote, “The only proper response to this distortion of our political system by ideologically driven justices is a popular revolt.”The choice is simple. Will government answer to the people, or serve special interests? Will elections be an opportunity for the people to speak powerfully to their government, or will elections become competitions among corporate powers, unions and giant foundations to serve their own interests?  And what if corporate interests are tied to an unfriendly foreign power?  It is difficult to imagine how our democracy would be strengthened by a large infusion of cash into our political process from such governments as Russia, China or Saudi Arabia. Most outrage at this attack on democracy focuses on national politics. However, the ruling also nullifies protections against corporate domination of elections in the 23 states,  including Colorado, that model their laws on the federal Constitution.” from https://movetoamend.org/voters-both-parties-object-supreme-court-activism

Free online booklet explaining Citizens United.

Because of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizen’s United vs. FEC, there is only one thing left that can save our Democracy:  An Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
One way to Amend the Constitution is to have 34 States demand it. Nine States already have, and we want Oregon to join them.  For more information on state action, visit Oregonians for Restoring Constitutional Democracy.

We’re Urging the Oregon State Legislature to pass this Resolution:

“‬Corporations are not People and Money is not Speech‭” – ‬A Proposed  Oregon Legislative Joint Memorial on Amending the Federal Constitution                                                    PDF Printable File 
Whereas the U.S.‭ ‬Constitution does not mention corporations and is intended to guarantee rights for human beings only‭; ‬and Whereas corporations,‭ ‬limited liability companies and  partnerships,‭ ‬associations and other entities established under and  granted privileges by local,‭ ‬state,‭ ‬and federal laws make important  contributions to our society,‭ ‬but are not to be equated with  individual persons or granted constitutional rights‭; ‬and Whereas money is property and not speech,‭ ‬Congress,‭ ‬state  legislatures and local legislative bodies should have the authority to  regulate political contributions and expenditures‭; ‬and Whereas based on the American value of fair play,‭ ‬leveling the  playing field and ensuring that all citizens,‭ ‬regardless of wealth,‭  ‬have an opportunity to have their political views heard is a valid  rationale for regulating political spending‭; ‬and Whereas Article V of the U.S.‭ ‬Constitution provides for amendments‭  ‬,‭ ‬a process that has occurred‭ ‬27‭ ‬times including seven  constitutional amendments that have overturned U.S.‭ ‬Supreme Court  decisions‭; ‬and‭ Whereas constitutional amendments should be proposed without a timeline for their adoption‭; ‬now,‭ ‬therefore, Be It Resolved in‭ ‬2013‭ ‬by the Legislative Assembly of the State of Oregon: That we,‭ ‬the members of the seventy-seventh Legislative Assembly,‭  ‬urge the Oregon congressional delegation to use its legislative  authority to advocate within the Congress of the United States to pass  and send to the states for ratification a constitutional amendment  consistent with the findings outlined above to establish that statutory  entities do not have constitutional rights and legislatures may regulate  money raised and spent for political purposes. A copy of this memorial shall be sent to each member of the Oregon  Congressional delegation for inclusion in the Congressional Record.

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We the People, not It the Money.

Watch Big Sky, Big Money on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.

October 30, 2012, 9:14 pm ET: A former federal election commissioner, Trevor Potter is president and general counsel of the Campaign Legal Center. Potter told FRONTLINE that the Supreme Court’s landmark Citizens United ruling has resulted in less transparency and the potential for more corruption in the nation’s campaign finance system. This is the edited transcript of an interview conducted on Aug. 7, 2012.

  • Why do we feel that it is important to amend the constitution? Simple, a series of Supreme Court decisions, ending with Citizens United has rendered illegal any attempt by Congress to limit or control the flow of money to our elected officials or to political campaigns. Amending the constitution is our only avenue for relief. Mission Statement.  Corporations, Unions, and Non-profits are targeting billions to legislators and presidental candidates, as well as government agency heads of ‘both sides’; they are literally being bought.  These entities are not natural persons as the Constitution intended when they used ‘person’ to mean you and I as living, breathing, feeling, thinking individuals.  Our Democracy, our Constitutional rights are being usurped by these artificial ‘persons’ that the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled are now constitutionally recognized ‘persons’ with money being a constitutionally protected form of free speech.  The PACs, though with these entities engage ‘business’ for buying elections through media advertising and other forms of funding, do not require DISCLOSURE of where the money comes from and allows UNLIMITED contributions by these entities and super mega wealthy billionaire giving individuals.  Whether you are far right or far left or in between, you can see the problem – we no longer have a Democracy where the people rule the government, we have MONEY – huge, mega money, determining all aspects of government by literally buying the people to run it.