A Joint Resolution For A Constitutional Amendment Excluding For Profit Businesses From the Rights Accorded To People

Brian’s Note: This Senate Joint Resolution was introduced December 8, 2011 by Sen. Bernie Sanders, Independent from Vermont and Sen. Mark Begich, Democrat from Alaska. My guess is that it doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in Hell, but I admire the direction its headed in.

I’m not an attorney, so can’t speak to the nuances here, but the exclusion specified in the bill pertains only to “for-profit corporations, limited liability companies, or other private entities established for business purposes or to promote business interests.” That still leaves unions, not-for-profit corporations and many other organizations that promote special interest agendas. They should be differentiated from people as well.

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S.J.RES.33 — Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to expressly exclude for-profit corporations from the rights given to natural persons by the Constitution of the United… (Introduced in Senate – IS)

SJ 33 IS

112th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. J. RES. 33

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to expressly exclude for-profit corporations from the rights given to natural persons by the Constitution of the United States, prohibit corporate spending in all elections, and affirm the authority of Congress and the States to regulate corporations and to regulate and set limits on all election contributions and expenditures.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

December 8, 2011

Mr. SANDERS (for himself and Mr. BEGICH) introduced the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to expressly exclude for-profit corporations from the rights given to natural persons by the Constitution of the United States, prohibit corporate spending in all elections, and affirm the authority of Congress and the States to regulate corporations and to regulate and set limits on all election contributions and expenditures.

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