Here is all the proof you need that Wisconsin isn’t Pharaoh Walker, and Wisconsin citizens aren’t all knuckle-dragging stooges.
I love what Dane County did last night, and I’m not just talking about handing the Pharaoh his ass. Check out what else they had on the ballot.
We need to get it on the ballot of EVERY State, since there’s no way in hell Rushpubliscum Legislatures will ever let something like this reach the Constitution. We don’t need them; we can do it via the Convention route.
We don’t have to let the Klanbaggers of the Jonestown Party wreck this country. We can stop them, whether or not Klanbagger Governors and Legislatures want us to.
– On April 5, voters in South Central Wisconsin approved two historic referenda by overwhelming margins. These referenda asked whether voters support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations are not people and money is not speech. The City of Madison referendum passed with 84% of the vote, and the similar Dane County referendum passed with 78%.
These referenda are the first anywhere in the country to call for a constitutional amendment in response to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United vs. FEC decision. Members of South Central Wisconsin Move to Amend (SCWMTA), the local group that pushed for the referenda, believe they will not be the last. “Amending the Constitution will not be easy, and to succeed people across the country will need to stand up and demand it,” says Kaja Rebane, SCWMTA Co-Chair. “We hope our success will inspire others to organize their own efforts.”
The 2010 Citizens United case declared that limiting the amount corporations can spend to influence elections would violate the “free speech rights” of corporate “people” under the First Amendment. National polls have shown broad opposition to the Citizens United decision (85% of Democrats, 81% of Independents, 76% of Republicans), and widespread support for a constitutional amendment to undo it (87% of Democrats, 82% of Independents, 68% of Republicans).
“This really is common sense. Even a small child can tell the difference between a corporation and a living, breathing human being. How can this be so hard for the Supreme Court to understand?” asks Madison resident Kevin Gundlach.
The Founders understood that someday, we might get saddled with a Klanbagger Kongress and a bunch of bought-off political hacks at the SCOTUS level, so they threw in another check. We need to use it for this issue, perhaps more than for any other issue facing us. We need a better Government than the best that money can buy.