I don't know if you noticed but I have been pushing hard for a constitutional convention to amend the US Constitution as the goal for OWS. I think we have to stop expecting politicians, right or left, male or female, to save us. I have said it all before as to why this just won't work - even a third party will not work. The system has to change, not the puppets.
Now there is a movement to do it which I support very much.
Dylan Ratigan of MSNBC is pushing a constitutional amendment on the website, GetMoneyOut.com
They have 250,000 signatures.
I hope you will go to his link and sign the petition.
From our former Washington Lobbyist, Jimmy Williams, here is a DRAFT of our Constitutional Amendment for public debate this fall:
"No person, corporation or business entity of any type, domestic or foreign, shall be allowed to contribute money, directly or indirectly, to any candidate for Federal office or to contribute money on behalf of or opposed to any type of campaign for Federal office. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, campaign contributions to candidates for Federal office shall not constitute speech of any kind as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution or any amendment to the U. S. Constitution. Congress shall set forth a federal holiday for the purposes of voting for candidates for Federal office."
Here is Lawrence Lessig's DRAFT of the amendment. As always we would like your comments for debate.
"No non-citizen shall contribute money, directly or indirectly, to any candidate for Federal office. United States citizens shall be free to contribute no more than the equivalent of $100 to any federal candidate during any election cycle. Notwithstanding the limits construed to be part of the First Amendment, Congress shall have the power to limit, but not ban, independent political expenditures, so long as such limits are content and viewpoint neutral. Congress shall set forth a federal holiday for the purposes of voting for candidates for Federal office."
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