If you read this blog regularly, then you know that I regularly write about and advocate for consumers' rights against corporate greed and abuses involving identity theft, corporate responsibility, and corporate data breaches. Today's topic definitely includes corporate responsibility and consumers' (voters') rights.
"We the Corporations of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the corporate Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
Article 1, Section 2 of the Constitution also requires an update:
"The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the Corporations of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature. No Corporation shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years in business, and has maintained a headquarters for at least the seven latest consecutive Years in the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen."
Article 1, Section 3 of the Constitution also requires an update:
"The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote... No Corporation shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and has maintained a headquarters for at least the nine latest consecutive Years in the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen."
And, Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution also requires an update:
A couple friends on Facebook summed up very well this SCOTUS decision:
"No Corporation except a U.S.-based Corporation, or a corporation that has transferred its headquarter location into the U.S. for at least seven years, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Corporation be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and has maintained a headquarters fourteen consecutive Years within the United States."
"Corporations are not people, and money is not speech. And hey, where did all those people complaining about activist judges go?"
If this SCOTUS decision annoys you (and I sincerely hope that it does), take action:
- Learn more about the Fair Elections Now Act (FENA): Senate version and House version
- To learn more read, A Campaign Funding Mess
- Visit www.fairelectionsnow.org
- Visit my.barackobama.com/FairElections
- Sign the MoveOn petition today!
- Contact your elected officials today and tell them to support the FENA