No, I’m not talking basketball. No, not hockey, soccer, football, baseball or any other sport. I’m talking about something important. Something that will affect your future as well as that of your children and grandchildren.
An organization called Move to Amend (.org) started a petition to amend the U.S. Constitution. The goal is to establish the obvious: corporations are not people (Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission; the Supreme Court decision that allows anonymous, unlimited purchase [money=speech] of the U.S. political process, and therefore, the United States government). L.A. City Councilman Eric Garcetti heard of the Occupy Wall Street-inspired petition, liked the idea, and drafted a resolution. It states: only living persons, not corporations are endowed with constitutional rights and that money is not the same as free speech.
The Los Angles City Council voted on the resolution yesterday at 10:00 am. As you may have guessed by now, it passed unanimously! Los Angeles became the first major city in the United States to call for an end to all corporate constitutional person-hood. Councilman Garcetti said: ” We’re very proud to come together and send a message, but more than that, this becomes the official position of the City of Los Angeles. We will officially lobby for this. I also chair a group which oversees all the Democratic mayors and council members in the country and we’re going to share this with all our 3,000 members and we hope to see this start here in the west and sweep the nation until one day we do have a constitutional amendment which will return the power to the people.”
Bravo L.A.! Once again the trend setter. Who would have thought we would ever need a resolution like this, to castrate the judicial activism of the shady majority on the Supreme Court?