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Restore the Power to the People: Amend the Constitution!

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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 threatening violence.

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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.

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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.

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Moreover, corporations will be able to directly influence the election of state judges and the confirmation of federal judges.

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William John Cox authored the Policy Manual of the Los Angeles Police Department and the Role of the Police in America for a National Advisory Commission during the Nixon administration. As a public interest, pro bono, attorney, he filed a class action lawsuit in 1979 petitioning the Supreme Court to order a National Policy Referendum; he investigated and successfully sued a group of radical (more...)
 

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