If there's any one thing that gives me hope for America, it's that I think all people in the country who care about it and who think things are going wrong can, in fact, agree on one thing. That is, I think we virtually all agree that we need to get the big, ugly, corrupting money of corporations and the wealthy out of our election system and so, our government.
Put more simply, we need to get the money out.
One more thing today I ran across that has given me hope for us all, this article:
Flagstaff Is the First Arizona City to Pass the “Get Money Out of Politics” Resolution
"On Tuesday, May 1, 2012, the City Council of Flagstaff, Arizona passed a resolution condemning the decision of the United States Supreme Court in Citizens United vs the Federal Election Commission and called for a 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution to overturn the decision and allow states to regulate campaign contributions. The resolution states in clear terms that contrary to the Supreme Court’s ruling, corporations are not “persons” protected by the constitution and do not have 'political speech rights' under the first amendment. Flagstaff is the first city in Arizona to weigh in on this issue."
To repeat: we have to get the money out.
And I think we all know that. Everyone, of course, except the corporations and wealthy who buy our politicians and their legislation and so, our laws and finally, our government know and agree on this.
And thank goodness.
Now, the thing is, the only way it's going to happen is if we--the people--make it happen.
This, then, is a start.
Thank you, Flagstaff, Arizona for leading the way.
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