Saturday, September 6, 2014

My response to a petition from the Communication Workers of America

I would be more likely to sign if you had shown the actual amendment! Furthermore, I am tired of half measures. There is no Constitutional reason why there should be ANY donated money in politics. The airwaves, and thus the electromagnetic spectrum, belong to We The People and they should be required to deliver a reasonable amount of airtime for debates and information on candidates. The rest should be done with a small (by current standards) set-aside of tax dollars. Unions should not tacitly endorse ANY money as the equivalent of speech. Money doesn't talk, it swears." (Dylan)
 Here is the body of the CWA email:
"Are you one of the 73% of Americans who support getting big money out of politics? If so, there's still time to sign on as a citizen co-sponsor of the Democracy for All amendment, which would restore the ability to set common-sense limits on campaign spending. The United States Senate will vote on this amendment next week. Click here to sign the petition in support of the amendment today. With common-sense limits in place, candidates would spend more time interacting with voters and elected officials would spend time addressing issues important to you and me, not begging for checks and catering to the wealthiest donors. We will deliver our petition signatures to the Senate before the vote. By adding your name you'll help the amendment gain majority support and our movement build even more momentum. Click here to become a citizen co-sponsor of SJ Res. 19, a constitutional amendment to strengthen our democracy."
Here is the link to sign the petition:
Really now, weren't we fed up with the money in politics before Citizens United?
Another half step when we'd better RUN back to Democracy in the USA.

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