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.
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.
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.
Moreover, corporations will be able to directly influence the election of state judges and the confirmation of federal judges.
With the Congress, White House and Supreme Court now up for sale to the highest bidder, we, the people of the United States of America, must exercise our fading power before it is lost forever.
The 11th and 12th Amendments clearly establish that the Constitution exists to protect the rights and powers of the people, not corporations.
It is our Constitution! We must amend it to ensure it protects us against corporations.
The Power to the People Amendment
Only natural persons shall be protected by this Constitution and entitled to the rights and freedoms it guarantees.