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  1. Patrick Bosold
    February 9, 2014 @ 10:58 am

    Dear Kelly and Public Citizen team,

    I know that Public Citizen is on board with the movement to enact a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that will end corporate personhood and end the fiction that money is the same thing as free speech.

    With regard to HR 20,I know that many of us are pleased that this legislation has been introduced. Now, ask yourself this question: let’s say this bill gets through both houses of Congress (highly unlikely in the House, eh?) and gets signed by the President. What do you think will happen next?

    Before the ink is dry on the President’s signature, the same folks who brought us Citizens United will throw it into court, and it will make its way up to the Roberts Supreme Court, and guess what will happen there. Boom, gone. Thrown out. “Unconstitutional.”

    Unless and until we get a constitutional amendment in place, all such legislation is, sadly, a waste of time although the impulse is noble and the gesture is welcome.

    Move to Amend has more information. Thank you again for your support of this effort. I believe that it is the Civil Rights initiative of our time. https://movetoamend.org/

    Thanks,
    Patrick Bosold
    public citizen and well-wisher

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  2. Doug
    February 9, 2014 @ 3:22 pm

    The Supreme court makes a BONEHEAD decision like Citizens United and now we have to find a way the candidates can spend half a billion dollars on a presidential campaign and the citizens will still have a voice. The entire process has gone to hell. We had a fair system but the GOP needed some help from their corporate sponsors and billionaires. They know they can’t win with anything else but money.
    I guess as long as we have to recreate the electoral process we can start with this.
    If I sound a little pissed off that’s because I’ve managed to contain myself.
    Doug

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