Overturn this, Overturn that …
I think it’s the wrong approach to overturn court decisions. Instead, new legislation, better legislation should be written to address the concerns of the court and why one law was deemed inadequate.
HR1 “For the People Act of 2019” is quite the read, I’ll dig through it later. My first critique on the bill is the short title, since the bill addresses how officials are elected and not why they get elected, I believe that a more appropriate tile would be “By the People Act of 2019”. Just my opinion.
Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission
The Court’s blinkered and aphoristic approach to the First Amendment will undoubtedly cripple the ability of ordinary citizens, Congress, and the States to adopt even limited measures to protect against corporate domination of the electoral process. Americans may be forgiven if they do not feel the Court has advanced the cause of self-government today.
– Justice Stevens
This decision severely damaged the McCain-Feingold Act and overruled, in part or in whole, two other prior SCOTUS decisions. The decision in CU v FEC diluted our individual rights as citizens.
Citizens are People naturally born with inalienable rights.
Corporations are creations of the State and have only those rights explicitly defined by the laws of incorporation.
We know the root of all evil.
Our Republic is not for sale to the highest bidder.
Let Congress pass new Bills to govern how we elect the persons to represent us in our government. The previous laws are now inadequate and have lost their teeth.
HR1-2019 seems as though it is a good beginning.