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Fri Jul 21, 2017, 02:13 PM

 

Adam Schiff proposes Constitutional Amendment to end Citizens United





I don't expect this to go anywhere with Republicans controlling Congress and most States, but I love that he's actually proposing this. The money poured into campaigns is destroying Democracy.

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Reply Adam Schiff proposes Constitutional Amendment to end Citizens United (Original post)
OliverQ Jul 2017 OP
Achilleaze Jul 2017 #1
Shell_Seas Jul 2017 #2
Kathy M Jul 2017 #25
BigmanPigman Jul 2017 #3
Nitram Jul 2017 #20
Warpy Jul 2017 #4
Volaris Jul 2017 #18
superpatriotman Jul 2017 #5
LakeArenal Jul 2017 #9
brer cat Jul 2017 #21
George II Jul 2017 #22
brer cat Jul 2017 #26
BainsBane Jul 2017 #28
TeapotInATempest Jul 2017 #6
ProfessorPlum Jul 2017 #7
XRubicon Jul 2017 #8
2naSalit Jul 2017 #10
byronius Jul 2017 #11
UCmeNdc Jul 2017 #12
ffr Jul 2017 #13
PoliticAverse Jul 2017 #14
smirkymonkey Jul 2017 #15
polmaven Jul 2017 #16
Kablooie Jul 2017 #17
leftinalabama Jul 2017 #19
ananda Jul 2017 #23
Kathy M Jul 2017 #24
MichMary Jul 2017 #27
mr_lebowski Jul 2017 #34
BainsBane Jul 2017 #29
TryLogic Jul 2017 #37
VOX Jul 2017 #30
Alice11111 Jul 2017 #31
Honeycombe8 Jul 2017 #32
oasis Jul 2017 #33
Fortinbras Armstrong Jul 2017 #35
Gabi Hayes Jul 2017 #36
lark Jul 2017 #38
BlancheSplanchnik Jul 2017 #39
c-rational Jul 2017 #40

Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 02:15 PM

1. This

K and r

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 02:18 PM

2. Good!!

But Repubes won't go for it.

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Response to Shell_Seas (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 08:05 PM

25. will be interesting to see which and if any democrats opose

I hope this does make it for a vote , would be god to see how everyone votes

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 02:27 PM

3. It is sad (and frustrating)when you think how little dems can do these days!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 05:12 PM

20. I agree, but it won't always be that way. It is amazing how quickly things can change in the old

democracy.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 02:28 PM

4. You mean it would describe money as property

and speech as belonging only to individual, living human beings?

Funny, the founders seemed to thing that sort of thing is common sense. They failed to anticipate Republicans.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 05:01 PM

18. Or that a panel of justices would recognize the privileges of corporations

To be on equal footing with the Rights that they fought, died, and got people killed for.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 02:29 PM

5. Tell me why

Democrats aren't proposing Constitutional amendments on a daily basis?

At least then the message gets out there.

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Response to superpatriotman (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 03:42 PM

9. I ask myself that a lot...

If anything else it draws the line between the choices people have.

Nothing wrong with a party that has a wish list that helps people not pockets.
Nothing wrong with advertising what Democrats stand for. They always says candidates don't run on the issues because of all the mud slinging. Okay, then talk about them now.

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Response to superpatriotman (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 05:36 PM

21. What Constitutional amendments do you think we need?

There have been 33 proposed and 27 ratified since 1789, and you think we now need another one DAILY?

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Response to brer cat (Reply #21)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 07:58 PM

22. You are WAAAAY to logical!!!

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Response to George II (Reply #22)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 08:05 PM

26. I wonder if it might be considered spamming

to drop one daily.

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Response to superpatriotman (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 11:40 PM

28. Because they'd sound like idiots

For starters. You do realize they have actual jobs to do in congress? They aren't responsible for entertaining you.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 02:37 PM

6. YES

Thank you, Rep. Schiff. I know it won't go anywhere - at least for now - but we need our elected officials to start acknowledging and fighting against the deleterious effects of money on our democratic process.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 03:13 PM

7. excellent

let's get the rest of the Democrats on board and push this! Give people a reason to vote them in in 2018!

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 03:24 PM

8. This needs to happen.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 03:47 PM

10. K&R

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 03:59 PM

11. Schiff continues to serve the public admirably. A straight arrow. American.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 04:03 PM

12. Kick!

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 04:03 PM

13. Corporationi owned republicans, you mean.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 04:15 PM

15. Bravo!

 

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 04:19 PM

16. I belong to a group "We the People"

which has been working for a few years to do the same thing. It has chapters in several states across the country. My chapter is currently working with our State representatives to "sponsor" the bill...It will be going to the Congress and then back to the states. It is a long and tedious process, but we intend to keep at it.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 04:21 PM

17. He's becoming the go-to guy if you want something done.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 05:03 PM

19. This is what needs to happen

He should seriously consider running for President. I always said that any politician who advocated for getting the money out of politics would get my vote.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 07:59 PM

23. I saw this in his tweeter feed earlier.

And I must say I am VERY impressed!

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 08:03 PM

24. This should have been done a long time ago

I hope it does get overturned

Elections should only have a set amount and fair time

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 08:23 PM

27. Would this apply to

union contributions?

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Response to MichMary (Reply #27)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 04:06 AM

34. Sure ... Union campaign contributions are a drop in teh bucket compared to corporate ones

And the massive one's coming from billionaires.

If we have to compromise in this way, I would (with regret) acquiesce. It's still a net-win for our side.

Besides just limits, we also need WAY more transparency, along with tougher laws/penalties.

Also very importantly we need for there to be no more getting around the limits by allowing corporations and billionaires to give unlimited money to 'special interest SuperPACS' ... which is really just an indirect way to promote candidates ... by promoting their 'agenda' or attacking their opponents ... instead of giving to their campaigns personally. Serious bullshit loophole right there that needs to end.

Then we need a serious push for public financing of all elections and a limit on their length/how long before an election they can start.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 11:43 PM

29. So he is going to run for President.

Good.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #29)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 09:23 AM

37. He has my vote.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 12:17 AM

30. Hell yes. Politics has BECOME big business...

And that's where the trouble begins.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 12:23 AM

31. Thank you, Rare Rep with

Cajones.

These things take years. Most people, even Trumpsters, are tired of money in politics. This might work.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 01:10 AM

32. I wish he were my senator. He's been a standout this year. Hard worker. Bold. Outspoken.nt

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 02:15 AM

33. What kind of deplorable would be against getting money out of politics?

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 04:15 AM

35. Here is Theodore Roosevelt on corporate campaign contributions

All contributions by corporations to any political committee or for any political purpose should be forbidden by law; directors should not be permitted to use stockholders' money for such purposes; and, moreover, a prohibition of this kind would be, as far as it went, an effective method of stopping the evils aimed at in corrupt practices acts. Not only should both the National and the several State Legislatures forbid any officer of a corporation from using the money of the corporation in or about any election, but they should also forbid such use of money in connection with any legislation save by the employment of counsel in public manner for distinctly legal services.

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Response to Fortinbras Armstrong (Reply #35)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 05:30 AM

36. Dig this.....shitcher pants time

 

Conservatives are targeting 13 states, including Wisconsin, to pass the six more state resolutions necessary to trigger a constitutional convention


http://inthesetimes.com/article/20178/wisconsin-may-bring-koch-brothers-closer-to-constitutional-convention

Simon Davis-Cohen reported for In These Times in 2016 that a constitutional convention has long been a prize of corporate interest groups and states-rights advocates. While the Maine House rejected a convention proposal last week, 12 other states have recently applied to hold one. Combined with 16 states that passed resolutions during a conservative push in the 1980s, that brings the total to 28ójust six short of the 34 needed to trigger the confab.

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Democracy in Chains

Read it

It's closer than you think

They have it all figured out, from microgerrymandering, to school boards, to textbooks, to ALEC, to Con con.....they're almost there; their plan is near completion

There!

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 09:30 AM

38. So many Democrats are stepping up.

Schiff, Joe Kennedy, Kamala Harris. I love our progressive rising stars as well as the reliables like Franken, Warren, Sanders etc.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 11:15 AM

39. K. R. n/t

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 01:00 PM

40. Wonderful - It should be called the Anti-Roberts Amendment...the correct and rational thing to do

when faced with the idiocy of the a Supreme Court Citizen United Ruling. This should address the completely fictitious notion that our forefathers could believe that an international corporation such as GE could possibly have an equivalent voice as an individual.

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