Tuesday, January 17, 2012

"Corporate Personhood Cannot Withstand Organized Persons"

In "Corporate Personhood Cannot Withstand Organized Persons," David Swanson provides a rundown of congressional resolutions and proposed amendments designed to address the Citizens United decision and the power of big money in politics, and picks out the loopholes in some that would allow "business as usual" for deep-pocketed funders. Importantly, he also cites some additional "to-dos"--and the organizations that are working on them--that would make our government truly representative of the popular will. These include a variety of election reforms from same-day voter registration to hand-counted ballots, public funding, and establishing a legal right to vote. Worth reading!

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