Constitutional Amendment - Discussion Draft

This section contains a draft of our proposed constitutional amendment in response to the Citizens United & other Recent Supreme Court Decisions.

Please feel free to comment.

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 Discussion Draft

Designed to Lead to

 

A Constitutional Amendment

in response to the
Citizens United & other Recent Supreme Court Decisions

 

1. Corporations, limited liability companies, and other corporate entities are not natural persons, are not citizens and are not imbued with the same inalienable rights as citizens.

2. Only natural persons who are citizens shall have the right to contribute funds or in-kind donations to campaigns of citizens for public office or for the purposes of supporting or opposing such campaigns for public office. All such contributions shall be a matter of public record.

3. Only natural persons who are citizens may form organizations to support or oppose the candidacies of citizens for public office. All contributions of funds or in-kind donations made to such organizations shall be made only by natural persons who are citizens and shall be a matter of public record. All contributions made by or through such organizations to support or oppose the campaigns of citizens for public office shall also be a matter of public record.

4. The sovereign right of citizens to govern being essential to a free democracy, Congress and the States may regulate the expenditure of funds or in-kind donations made for the purposes of supporting or opposing the election campaigns of citizens to public office, in conformity with Sections 1, 2 and 3 above.