Plata o plomo?
Colombian and Mexican drug gangs ask government officials, judges and police
officers which they prefer, �silver or lead,� when offering bribes and
The U.S. Supreme Court decision granting corporations the
same free speech rights as natural persons allows them to spend unlimited
amounts of money to influence elections and public affairs.
Corporations, foreign and domestic, can now force
politicians to choose silver or lead when supporting or opposing corporate and
foreign power interests.
Any politician who places the well-being of the public over
corporate demands can count on well-financed negative publicity at the next
election. Moreover, corporations will be able to directly influence the
election of state judges and the confirmation of federal judges.
With the Congress, White House and Supreme Court now up for
sale to the highest bidder, we, the people of the United States of America,
must exercise our fading power before it is lost forever.
The 11th and 12th Amendments clearly establish that the
Constitution exists to protect the rights and powers of the people, not
It is our Constitution! We must amend it to ensure it
protects us, not corporations.
The Power to the People Amendment
Only natural persons shall be protected by this Constitution
and entitled to the rights and freedoms it guarantees.
Nothing contained in this article shall be construed to
abridge the freedom of the press for non-person entities engaged in the
gathering and reporting of fact, analysis, and opinion. In all other respects,
Congress and the States shall regulate and tax non-person entities as necessary
for the public good.
This article shall become operative once it has been
ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of
three-fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three-fourths of the
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William John Cox
William John Cox is
the author of You�re
Not Stupid! Get the Truth: A Brief on the Bush Presidency.
His political writings can be found at www.thevoters.org,
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