Motion of the Council of Allegheny County expressing the Sense of Council of Allegheny County supporting the formulation and ratification of a Constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and to restore Constitutional rights and fair elections to the people.
Whereas, the Bill of Rights was adopted and ratified by the people of the United States in large part to protect the free speech and other rights of individuals, rather than corporations; and
Whereas, corporations are entities created pursuant to the laws of the various states and sovereign nations, and are not in reality people; and
Whereas, for the past three decades, however, a divided United States Supreme Court has gradually expanded corporate First Amendment rights into a means for corporations to evade and invalidate the people's laws; and
Whereas, this corporate misuse of the First Amendment and Constitution was accelerated by the United States Supre...Click here for full text