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News from Capitol Hill, Friday, December 9th

Senator Bernie Sanders introduced the Saving American Democracy Amendment to the Constitution today. Essentially, it's a "corporations are not people" amendment. It expressly excludes corporations from the rights granted to natural persons under the Constitution, prohibits corporate spending in elections, allows for Congress & the States to regulate corporations and campaign finance.

This topic is about S.J. Res. 33.

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‘‘SECTION 4. Congress and the States shall have the power to regulate and set limits on all election contribu- tions and expenditures, including a candidate’s own spend- ing, and to authorize the establishment of political com- mittees to receive, spend, and publicly disclose the sources of those contributions and expenditures.’’

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‘‘SECTION 3. Such corporate and other private enti- ties shall be prohibited from making contributions or ex- penditures in any election of any candidate for public of- fice or the vote upon any ballot measure submitted to the people.

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‘‘SECTION 2. Such corporate and other private enti- ties established under law are subject to regulation by the people through the legislative process so long as such regu- lations are consistent with the powers of Congress and the States and do not limit the freedom of the press.

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‘‘SECTION 1. The rights protected by the Constitution of the United States are the rights of natural persons and do not extend to for-profit corporations, limited liability companies, or other private entities established for busi- ness purposes or to promote business interests under the laws of any state, the United States, or any foreign state.

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but of course, fails to exclude labor unions from it.

What bullshit. What else could we expect from a buttwad like Bernie Sanders....

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The amendment is co-sponsored by Sen. Mark Begish (D-Alaska). There is a corresponding amendment being proposed in the House sponsored by Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.).

Its opening statement thesis begins:

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to expressly exclude for-profit corporations from the rights given to natural persons by the Constitution of the United States, prohibit corporate spending in all elections, and affirm the authority of Congress and the States to regulate corporations and to regulate and set limits on all election contributions and expenditures...

[Joint Resolution statements and articles follow]

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News from Capitol Hill, Friday, December 9th

Senator Bernie Sanders introduced the Saving American Democracy Amendment to the Constitution today. Essentially, it's a "corporations are not people" amendment. It expressly excludes corporations from the rights granted to natural persons under the Constitution, prohibits corporate spending in elections, allows for Congress & the States to regulate corporations and campaign finance.

This topic is about S.J. Res. 33.

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