Friday, April 18, 2014

Move to Amend Citizens United in Burlington?

The Extreme Court's Citizens United 


Is an Assault On a Nation conceived in Liberty 

and Dedicated to the Notion that 

All PEOPLE are Created Equal!

Who wants to DO SOMETHING about it!

Most of you are more than aware (you would'nt be here if you weren't) of our 
three decades-long slide into Plutocracy. Although a Scientific study by 
researchers at Princeton has concluded that we live in an Oligarchy, it's 
pretty much the same thing. Thanks to Jay Askin for sharing the linked article!

However, in recent years America's slide toward the abyss of a society of 

serfs and ruling feudal lords has been greased by five Posers in Priestly 
Robes. In 2010 the Judicial Hactivists that makeup the Supreme Court 
Reactionaries Of The United States (SCROTUS) reached beyond the 
decision placed before them in the Citizens United vs FEC case in order 
to achieve their Plutocratic goals. They not only swept away decades judicial 
precedent and laws written by representatives of We The People and signed 
by our elected Presidents, they declared that Corporations are "People" too 
and entitled to free speech. How many of you went to grade school with a 
corporation?! Of course to these Robed Reactionary Shills for our "Funding 
Fathers" money equals speech!  Check your pockets and see how much 
free speech you've got left at the end of the month.

Recently, these Judicial Hacktivist Corrupticons decided in favor of McCutcheon instead of the FEC, greatly expanding the "free speech" of a few hundred billionaires to buy or threaten the politicians that are supposed to represent us all!

And now, the Plutoctopus is increasingly reaching all the way down into our most local elections! Why should some fat cat from Michigan or Oklahoma decide who should "represent" you in the legislature or on you're school board, for crying out loud?

Are you angry? Concerned we're losing our democracy? Do you want to do something about it?

On April 1st 2014 Thirteen original communities (13 to 0!) in the Badgered State joined those preceding them, and by strong margins, passed referendums calling for a Constitutional Amendment to overturn the Extreme Court's legislating from the bench ruling. This a bi-partisan issue, you can't get 68% (Delevan), 85% (Edgerton) or 56% (Conservative Elkhorn) without a fair number of Republicans!

We would need 558 valid signatures in 60 days from the citizens of the City Burlington (fewer from surrounding towns/villages, if pursued) to place the following referendum on the the ballot:

RESOLVED, the City of Burlington, Wisconsin, calls for reclaiming democracy from the corrupting effects of undue corporate influence by amending the United States Constitution to establish that:

1. Only human beings, not corporations, unions, nonprofit organizations nor similar associations are entitled to constitutional rights, and

2. Money is not speech, and therefore regulating political contributions and spending is not equivalent to limiting political speech.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we hereby instruct our state and federal representatives to enact resolutions and legislation to advance this effort.

558 is a doable number, especially with crowd drawing events like the Burlington Farmers Market (Thursdays), Memorial Day Parade, Chocolatefest and 4th of July Fireworks all right in the heart of Downtown between 5/8 and 7/6. But we need enough people committed to pitching in to preserve their Freedom to make this effort successful and worth undertaking.

These are places many of you are going to be anyway! There are over 200 people on this list and 150+ on our facebook group, enough to make this a cakewalk. Please respond if you want to contribute a few hours to help.

Not only is this the right thing to do for our country, it will
  • raise awareness and engage the public about the issue of money in politics, helping to build the movement.
  • Put another city on the map calling for a constitutional amendment, which is how we can leverage our grassroots power at the state level to push Wisconsin to join the 16 other states by going on record demanding a constitutional amendment be introduced in congress.
  • Give citizens one more reason to get out and VOTE in the fall mid-term election, which typically has lower turnout (especially Democrats) than in Presidential election years.
The nine scariest words in the English language are; "I'm a corporation, I'm here to write your laws."
Those ruled in the interests of others do not have liberty!

Yours Truly,
Sean Cranley
CorpSerf ID: IMNFD-1-OURFD-2 . . . or are we?


Nemo said...

sean, it's refreshing to see a proglodyte such as yourself openly and honestly express the contempt of liberty you have long held. Most libs keep their scorn for the expression of ideas that is anathema to their orthodoxy a closely held secret until they can use the IRS or other organ of government to crush dissent. Good work 'dar kommissar!

Sean Cranley said...

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under Der, See?

Nemo said...

When living so close to the U.P., you can't help have some of the local venactular steep into your writing 'dar. Still a Packer fan though!

Sean Cranley said...

If money is speech, then the minimum wage is a whispering insult and CEO spoils are a screaming obscenity!

Sean Cranley said...

"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."

- Thomas Jefferson

"The end of democracy and the defeat of the American revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of the lending institutions and moneyed incorporations."

- Thomas Jefferson