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Why We Must Pass the We The People Maine Citizen Initiative

Corporations Are Not People Money Is Not Speech

 

Supreme Court Decisions have endowed corporations with PERSONHOOD. Supreme Court Decisions have allowed money to control politics.
Supreme Court Decisions have endowed corporations with the very same constitutional rights as PEOPLE. Supreme Court decisions have endowed MONEY with the first amendment protections of FREE SPEECH.
The first line of the Constitution begins with the inspirational words:
       WE THE PEOPLE
The fact that billionaires and corporations can legally spend unlimited amounts of money to influence elections corrupts the fairness of our election process.
But the Supreme Court has transformed the meaning of those inspirational words into:
       WE THE CORPORATIONS!
Corporations and ultra‑wealthy moguls control who is nominated, who is elected, and how our representatives vote.
In Citizenís United v. FEC, the Supreme Court trampled on the rights of United States human citizens, granting constitutionally protected rights to corporations because, according to the Supreme Court, corporations are people, too. “Our political system is pervasively corrupt due to our Supreme Court taking away campaign‑contribution restrictions on the basis of the First Amendment.” Judge Richard Posner
Senator Olympia Snow, Senator Angus King, Senator John McCain, President Barack Obama and many others have also spoken out in opposition to the Citizen's United decision.   read more quotes

 

The Stated Purpose of the U.S. Constitution

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.   read and see the original U.S. Constitution

 

The Wisdom of the Original Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self‑evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.   read and see the original Declaration of Independence

 

 
     

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