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American Promise Launches with DC Conference

New Pro-Amendment Group Hosts National Citizen Leadership Conference This fall saw the emergence of a significant new player in the movement to overturn Citizens United via a constitutional amendment. The new group is American Promise, and it held its successful inaugural/launch conference at…
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Proposal Analysis: Rep. A. Schiff (114th)

H.J. Res. 58 (114th) Introduced by Rep. A. Schiff (D-CA) Legal Personhood: n/a Money as Speech: D- Marketability: D [This proposal is identical to the one Rep. Schiff introduced in the 113th Congress, which is nearly identical to the one he introduced…
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Proposal Analysis: Rep. J. Yarmuth (114th)

H.J. Res. 53 (114th) Introduced by Rep. J. Yarmuth (D-KY) Legal Personhood: n/a Money as Speech: D Marketability: D Section 1. Financial expenditures, or in-kind equivalents, with respect to a candidate for Federal office, without regard to whether or not a communication…
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Martin Kirk Interview

TAG Senior Columnist Victor Tiffany interviews Martin Kirk, author of the online pamphlet, One Party Planet.
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Unity is the Way to Amend

Ratifying an amendment to abolish constitutional rights for artificial entities1 of all types and end the doctrine of treating the spending of money as a form of constitutionally protected speech2 is supported by liberals, progressives, moderates, conservatives, libertarians, Democrats, Republicans and Independent…
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Liberal Messaging Undermines Amendment Movement

MTA NLT In a fund-raising blast sent to the remaining signers of the Move to Amend petition, the National Leadership Team (NLT) railed against far-right billionaires David and Charles Koch and ignored the role of left-wing billionaires in…
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ALEC Pushing COS Budget Amendment

A story on the Center for Media and Democracy's PRWatch is a must-read for all Amendment activists and scholars. In "Wisconsin Moving to Advance ALEC Constitutional Convention Scheme," Brenden Fisher describes the "stealth convention" and lays out some of the problems that…
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Obama Gambit Working to Distract Activists

Corporate tool President Obama is a brilliant tactician. In order to get Trade Promotion Authority (fast-track) and ObamaTrade passed through Congress, he has hired a team of corporate lobbyists to promote them in Congress and has dangled an…
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Political Duopoly And Corporate Personhood

Sarah Jones In a post on corporate personhood published on PoliticusUSA, author Sarah Jones delivers an initially, exquisite polemic entitled "If Corporations Are People, They Are Psychopaths." Unfortunately, the credentialed White House correspondent and member of the Society…
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Trade Pact Theatens American Jobs, Sovereignty

Promoting corporate "trade" deals We have previously written about the Trans-Pacific Partnership "trade" pact that is currently under secret negotiation. This deal would lead to more outsourcing of American jobs and worse, undermine American sovereignty. In the coming…
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Citizens United is Just One of Many

Left to right: Chief Justice Roberts, Justices Alito, Kennedy, Thomas, Scalia The Citizens United decision serves as a galvanizing force in the ongoing movement to reduce the impact of wealthy individuals, associations and corporations in American politics and…
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Standing on the Edge of Next American Revolution

The R Word Readers are no doubt familiar with the first American Revolution which had been building for sixteen years before the violent war of independence from the British Empire. The Second American Revolution occurred at the ballot box in 1800 with…
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The Shift Interview with Jeff Clements

Jeff Clements is the author of Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money and Global Corporations, a critical examination of the illegitimate, Court-imposed doctrine of corporate constitutional rights. The following is an interview with him by Terrence Vaughn. Via The…
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Extreme Inequality: Revolution or Reform

The theme of this year's Blog Action Day is inequality. Income distribution in the U.S. is at record levels of inequality, as described by David DeGraw in his valuable, must-read piece entitled Peak Inequality: The 0.01% And The Impoverishment Of Society. The…
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ACLU Gets it Wrong

A Great Institution Goes Off the Rails The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is nothing if not a stalwart against any form of encroachment on the First Amendment right to free speech. Their mission of defending the right of all people to…
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Chris Hedges on the Corporate-State

For our viewers who have not heard of, or know much about him, Chris Hedges spent 15 years as a foreign correspondent for The New York Times reporting from from Latin American, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has also…
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TAG, Occupy TV on Sept 17th!

The Amendment Gazette will be featured on Occupy TV at 9:00 p.m. EST, 8:00 p.m. Central and on around the world for that hour on September 17th. This is the third anniversary of the beginning of OWS. Occupy TV is available online:…
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Compact for America Pushes Partisan Agenda?

This is part two of a two part interview with the President of the Compact for America, Chip DeMoss. Part one addressed the closed convention and the Compact of States they are using to try to amend the Constitution of the United…
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Compact for America Attempts to Control Convention

"Congress’s inability to limit the scope of a convention suggests that a limited convention, even if requested by the States is not permissible." ~~James Kenneth Rogers Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy [Vol. 30] This is part one of a two-part…
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Taking On Amendment Critics, part XX: Jonah Goldberg

Jonah Goldberg "Let us now praise Democratic hypocrisy." That is how Jonah Goldberg, writing for the National Review Online, begins his criticism of Democrats in Congress working to amend the Constitution to enable Congress and state legislatures to,…
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Melber’s Hobby Lobby Analysis Blurs Personhood Definition

Ari Melber, cohost of MSNBC's The Cycle, discussed the controversial Hobby Lobby decision at the end of his show on July 2nd in a segment called "Ari's Angle." As you listen to his comments about this case, read below for critical commentary…
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