Occupy the ConstitutionPosted: December 14, 2011 | Author: Fuzzy | Filed under: Uncategorized | Leave a comment »
Friends, getting money out of politics is possibly the most important issue we have to work on right now. If we can solve this problem, everything else we want to work for will be easier. Since the Supreme Court has overturned laws made by Congress to restrict corporate campaign contributions, the only remaining resort is the U.S. Constitution, officially the highest authority in the land.
A Constitutional amendment is not an easy task. Proposing it requires either a 2/3 majority of both houses of Congress, or a Constitutional Convention called by 2/3 of the state legislatures. Either way it must then be ratified by 3/4 of the state legislatures to go into effect.
I am making it my mission to help direct some of the energy of the Occupy movement into this effort. Tonight a proposal I brought was passed by consensus at Occupy Washington DC. You can read it here.
Next stop, Wall Street.