The recent Supreme Court ruling that lifted a ban on unlimited corporate spending in federal elections has not deterred Democrats for this bill. Co-authored by Senator John McCain (RINO) it was known as the Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act that included prevention form citizens to exercise their First Amendment in a 30- to 60-day period, except for designated media entities.
February 2nd 2010, Rep. Donna Edwards, and Rep. John Conyers, Maryland , introduced a constitutional amendment, H.J. Res. 74 that present drastic measures concerning the regulation of expenditure of funds by corporations engaging in political speech; despite the long record of unions and corporations donating to the Democratic Party of the Michigan . United States
The proposed constitutional amendment reads:
Section 1. The sovereign right of the people to govern being essential to a free democracy, Congress and the States may regulate the expenditure of funds for political speech by any corporation, limited liability company, or other corporate entity.
Section 2. Nothing contained in this Article shall be construed to abridge the freedom of the press.
The original idea of amending the constitution was brought up by Sen. Arlen Specter,
and Sen. John Kerry of Pennsylvania in response to the Citizen’s United decision, but neither senator has introduced any amendment yet. Massachusetts
President Obama openly chastised US Supreme Court justices in his State of the Union address recently.
In order for a constitutional amendment to pass into law, two-thirds of both chambers of Congress would need to vote ‘YEA’ and it would have to be ratified by three-fourths of the states of the Union.
As congressional elections approach, voters should keep in mind the transgressions against the US Constitution enacted by members of Congress in the House and Senate and demonstrate their displeasure with the work performance of elected officials that are supposed to operate our government For the People. Congress has consistently ignored the American citizens in their protest against takeover of private sectors through government control, as well as their continual tax-and-spend ideology as a means to improve economic conditions in the
. United States
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An additional amendment proposal has been introduced to alter the 17th Amendment concerning elections of senators:
Provides that no person shall be a Senator from a state unless such person has been elected by the people thereof, and that when vacancies happen in the representation of any state in the Senate, the executive authority of such state shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies.
Introduced by Senator Russell Feingold, Wisconsin.
It's easier than ever now for citizens to follow the myriad of legislation being proposed in Congress (both House and Senate) by utilitizing GovTrack or OpenCongress. It helps citizens to keep an eye on those who have power through legislation over our private lives and our nation.
See also - Government Eyes 775% Increase on Pipe Tobacco ... GovTrack Insider.
...taxes on roll-your-own tobacco went up even higher, from $1.10 to $24.78 per pound.
Government uses taxation to socially engineer and provide prohibition without direct legislation. It began with alcohol beverages, then tobacco, then fast foods, carbonated drinks - what is next? Freedom of Choice has been transgressed upon by those elected to govern by special interest groups and means of increasing taxation to match uncontrolled spending.
Government also has had a program against obesity, yet President Obama chooses a Surgeon General that is obviously overweight. This is the hypocrisy of who runs our government and this is the agenda of an increasingly growing government run by those that believe they can run your private lives better than you can.
Prove them wrong and get rid of political parasites and legislative busy bodies - stand up and be counted, do your homework and keep an eye on those who have too much control of individual's lives and the private business sector.
Commentary Insert: I note the fact that despite ratification by eleven states of the Second Amendment in 1791, and the acceptance of the articles of the Constitution and its accompanying Bill of Rights of those state that followed by joining the union of the United States, state governments still counter against the Second Amendment and citizens' rights to keep and bear arms, constitutional militia rights as a means of protection and deterrence from internal and foreign invasion included. Recent US Supreme Court ruling has reinforced this.
District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. ___ (2008) is a landmark legal case in which the Supreme Court of the United States held that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects an individual's right to possess a firearm for private use in federal enclaves. A ruling on states has yet to be made. It is the first Supreme Court case in United States history to directly address whether the right to keep and bear arms is a right of individuals in addition to a collective right that applies to state-regulated militias.