Thank you CommonPaine!
This “Democracy for All Amendment” is, at best, a half-measure, designed to address money in politics, without addressing, at all, the separate, but equally destructive, doctrine of “Corporate Constitutional Rights.” At worst, it is political “lip-service” designed to allow the Democratic Party to LOOK LIKE they are working for real change without running the risk of actually getting it!
The resolution you mention, HJR 48, is the WE THE PEOPLE AMENDMENT supported by the group MOVE TO AMEND, and it would represent REAL CHANGE.
The WE THE PEOPLE AMENDMENT (which was introduced during the last two sessions of Congress, and which now has over 65 co-sponsors), has been, and will continue to be, the ONLY proposed constitutional amendment before congress that clearly, and unequivocally, says the TWO things that need to be said in any Amendment to overturn CITIZENS UNITED:
that inalienable Constitutional Rights recognized under the Constitution belong to NATURAL HUMAN BEINGS ONLY (and not to artificial legal entities such as Corporations); and,
that money is not speech (so that political fundraising, and political spending, can, and should be closely regulated).
To read the WE THE PEOPLE AMENDMENT for yourselves, and to sign a petition supporting it, go to www.movetoamend.org!
The time for “political half-measures” is over! The time for the WE THE PEOPLE AMENDMENT is NOW!
Chair, Colorado Move to Amend