Skip to comments.Mass. groups to call for constitutional amendment
Posted on 07/24/2012 10:16:40 AM PDT by massmike
A Massachusetts group has submitted thousands of petition signatures in support of a non-binding public policy question asserting that corporations are not entitled to the same rights as people on the November ballot.
The Democracy Amendment Coalition of Massachusetts announced Tuesday that it has submitted 20,000 signatures from registered voters to Secretary of State William Galvins office.
The ballot question would instruct Massachusetts lawmakers to pass a resolution asking Congress to propose a Constitutional amendment regarding the rights of corporations and placing limits on political contributions and spending.
If approved by Galvins office, voters in six state Senate districts and 33 House districts would weigh in on the question this November.
The U.S. Supreme Court in 2010 stripped away limits on political activity by corporations, unions and other organizations.
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Democracy Amendment Coalition of Massachusetts:
An Occupy-affiliated group of activists that has worked on local resolutions and is now gathering signatures for the November ballot.
How about “unions and other organizations” ?
Sounds reasonable on its face--after all, what good is gay marriage to a corporation (This is MA, after all)? But, you better believe this would rapidly morph into an attack on "corporate personhood" and due process. Once the camel's nose got under the tent, all sorts of exceptions to corporate liability law would be found. Property rights would be attacked too--mortgages and student loans would be deemed of "less value" to a corporation, for example.
There, all problems solved, except one - the problem that nobody really wants to solve campaign finance issues - they just want "reform" that increases their advantage.
How dare you compare Dear Leader to Adolph! Adolph never ate his dogs.
I smell Fauxahontas! (1/32nd faux Cherokee Elizabeth Warren)
Massachusetts, still, needs successful ballot questions that: 1.) End the auto excise tax; 2.) End all of the problems with RomneyCare; 3.) Greatly, lower all of the tax rates throughout Massachusetts and increase “no sales tax day” opportunities, as much as possible; and, 4.) Overturn gay marriage in Massachusetts, among many other possible ballot questions.
Successfully creating ballot questions where Massachusetts voters are able to start the legal process of being able to vote for or against state judges as well as create term limits and recall opportunities for, both, politicians and judges, would be decent, too.
Big, round, heavy brass ones they have. There is a reason why it takes 3/4 of all the states' legislatures to approve any amendment.
Add to that a ballot question on homosexual "marriage"...
See my post at #8.
How about we call for an amendment to remove Mass from the union itself?
This is going to be the left’s new White Whale for the next ten or twenty years.