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Amend the Constitution to Stop Corporate Dominance in Elections - Restore Government By the PEOPLE - People For the American Way
How’s this for a sneaky way for a big money special interest  group to influence an election?
Citizens United, the organization at the center of the infamous  2010 Supreme Court decision, has produced a 30-minute “documentary” on Virginia  Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe which it’s licensed to air  on three broadcast stations in Virginia starting this month.  
The film is nothing more than smear propaganda, tantamount  to a half-hour campaign ad for the Republican in the race, ultra-right-wing Ken  Cuccinelli … and one more example of the dangerous proliferation of unlimited  outside spending to influence elections.
Worst of all, even if they wanted to, Virginia lawmakers are  powerless to restrict this kind of disguised, sneaky political ad campaign  because of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens  United v. FEC — a decision that bears the very name of the right-wing  front group in question here.
For this reason and  many more, we MUST amend the Constitution to overturn Citizens United and the other court decisions that have removed all  restraints from special interest spending to influence elections.
Help us get the money out and restore government by the People.  

Amend the Constitution to Stop Corporate Dominance in Elections - Restore Government By the PEOPLE - People For the American Way

How’s this for a sneaky way for a big money special interest group to influence an election?

Citizens United, the organization at the center of the infamous 2010 Supreme Court decision, has produced a 30-minute “documentary” on Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe which it’s licensed to air on three broadcast stations in Virginia starting this month.  

The film is nothing more than smear propaganda, tantamount to a half-hour campaign ad for the Republican in the race, ultra-right-wing Ken Cuccinelli … and one more example of the dangerous proliferation of unlimited outside spending to influence elections.

Worst of all, even if they wanted to, Virginia lawmakers are powerless to restrict this kind of disguised, sneaky political ad campaign because of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC — a decision that bears the very name of the right-wing front group in question here.

For this reason and many more, we MUST amend the Constitution to overturn Citizens United and the other court decisions that have removed all restraints from special interest spending to influence elections.

Help us get the money out and restore government by the People.  

The real problem is that a small group of wealthy individuals have hijacked our sacred right to self-government, and are using the political and legal systems to legitimize that theft. We must get money out of elections, to be sure. But we have to go deeper than that to address the reality that corporate lawyers use the illegitimate doctrine of “corporate constitutional rights” to overturn public health, environmental protection, and worker safety laws – and have for decades. Such laws relate to political questions that should be decided through public debate, discourse, and the opportunity to vote and participate. When the decisions are made in the courts, ‘We the People’ are relegated to spectators.
Authorities say five people died after the van they were traveling in rolled over in southern Arizona as it was being pursued by Border Patrol agents. Rural/Metro Fire spokesman Willie Treatch says 22 people were in the van at the time it rolled over Saturday night in between Tucson and Benson, Ariz. Seventeen other people were taken to hospitals for treatment. Their injuries are unknown.

Do ya think that the agent who was in pursuit was trained sufficiently to stop this from happening?

You’ve had a busy play day - You’ve wiretapped Mom’s cell phone and e-mail without a warrant, you’ve indefinitely detained your little brother Timmy in the linen closet without trial, and you’ve confiscated all the Super-Soakers from the neighborhood children (after all, why does any kid - besides you, of course - even NEED a Super-Soaker for self-defense? A regular water pistol should be enough). What do you do for an encore?

That’s where the US Air Force Medium Altitude, Long Endurance, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) RQ-1 Predator from Maisto comes in. Let’s say that Dad has been labeled a terrorist in secret through your disposition matrix. Rather than just arrest him and go through the hassle of trying and convicting him in a court of law, and having to fool with all those terrorist-loving Constitutional protections, you can just use one of these flying death robots to assassinate him! Remember, due process and oversight are for sissies. Plus, you get the added bonus of taking out potential terrorists before they’ve even done anything - estimates have determined that you can kill up to 49 potential future terrorists of any age for every confirmed terrorist you kill, and with the innovative ‘double-tap’ option, you can even kill a few terrorist first responders, preventing them from committing terrorist acts like helping the wounded and rescuing survivors trapped in the rubble. Don’t let Dad get away with anti-American activities! Show him who’s boss, whether he’s at a wedding, a funeral, or just having his morning coffee. Sow fear and carnage in your wake! Win a Nobel Peace Prize and be declared Time Magazine’s Person of the Year - Twice!

This goes well with the Maisto Extraordinary Rendition playset, by the way - which gives you all the tools you need to kidnap the family pet and take him for interrogation at a neighbor’s house, where the rules of the Geneva Convention may not apply. Loads of fun!
This is the first known use of the U.S. military to intervene in a labor dispute on the side of management in 40 years — not since the Great 1970 Postal Strike when President Nixon called out the Army and National Guard in an (unsuccessful) attempt to break the strike, according to the resolution.

The use of the Armed Forces against labor unions is something you expect to see in a police state.

See no Posse Comitatus, do nothing, right, Senator?

Bible-Based Ethics Program For Nuclear Missile Officers Quashed by Air Force After Exposé

A mandatory ethics class for Air Force missile officers, shot through with biblical justifications for war, was suspended after two decades as the result of this report.

Constitutional Fascism

"All the provisions of the Constitution could be subordinated and rendered obsoletete by a series of statutes passed by a majority of both Houses of Congress and signed by the president"

More Top Democrats Come Out in Support of 14th Amendment Solution

With only four days left until the August 2nd deadline and no deal in hand, more and more of the top Congressional Democrats have been coming out in support of the President using the 14th Amendment…

Would Obama Violate Constitution and Actively Damage Wall Street?

Barack Obama - CaricaturePerhaps the best way to look at the possibility of President Obama using the 14th amendment to declare the debt ceiling unconstitutional, is not to wonder if Obama has the will to use it, but question whether he has the resolve it would take not use it.