Why Humans Are More Important Than Workplaces

Here is a great article about workplace relationships and their importance.

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This article reinforces the belief that humans are humane and corporations usually are not.

Humans are geared to help other humans, foster friendships and nurture family.

Corporations, on the other hand, are geared for making a profit.  They too often look at the short term including how to cut costs.  This may lead to dumping into the ground or river as happened recently in Virginia.

Sure corporations are a legal entity.  They were created to  protect its members, build a brand name and provide tax money to society.

But when Lincoln and the Constitution mention inalienable rights, they are talking about the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  These are the rights of humans not corporations.

That is why reversing the Supreme Court Citizens United case and voting for Senate Joint Resolution 19 is so important.  Let’s take our democracy back.

https://movetoamend.org/

Thanks

Trucks To Tighten Beltway

Truckers are very upset over Congress.   Consequently, they are threatening to jam the DC Interstate 495 aka the DC beltway this weekend.  They are calling it “Truckers Ride for the Constitution”.

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Truckers are upset over things like arming al Qaeda linked Syrian rebels.  Earl Conlon, an organizer of the event, told US News, “We’re not asking for impeachment, we’re asking for the arrest of everyone in government who has violated their oath of office.”

Earl was unavailable to comment on whether that included Republicans demanding repeal of Obamacare for the 42nd time.

Unfortunately members of Congress will miss the festivities because they are holed up in their exclusive gyms while thinking about the Federal shutdown.

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Congressional members are using the gym to sleep and take showers but must use the same towels.  That is because the laundry service is unavailable due to the Federal shutdown. That is almost as bad as not being able to get food stamps.

Someone commented that Congress is starting to smell like a post Halloween jack-o-lantern.

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Maybe the smell will thaw out our frozen government.

Overturn Citizens United

We need only 1 more state legislature to ask for a Balanced Budget Amendment and then a Constitutional Convention will be held to overturn Citizens United AND pass a Balanced Budget Amendment.  That is because the Constitution DOES NOT LIMIT the topics at a Constitutional Convention.

Citizens United said that Corporations are people and that money is free speech.

That isn’t what our Founding Fathers intended.

See the following wikipedia website:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balanced_budget_amendment
go to the History section and read the last paragraph which says the following:

Article V of the Constitution specifies that if the legislatures of two-thirds of the states petition Congress for a constitutional amendment, then Congress must call a convention for proposing amendments. Between May 8, 1957 (Indiana), and July 21, 1983 (Missouri), applications from 32 different state legislatures, were submitted to Congress on the subject of a Balanced Budget Amendment.  On October 30, 2013, the Ohio Senate adopted Senate Joint Resolution No. 5; making Ohio the 33rd state.

If one additional state legislature were to petition, then the required two-thirds majority of states would be reached (34 out of 50 states) and some contend that Congress would be required to call a convention to propose a Balanced Budget Amendment.

A constitutional convention could overturn Citizens United  WITHOUT CONGRESS!  Please talk to your state legislators!

Love or Hate “The Liberty Amendments”

There is no middle ground.

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If you LOVE Mark Levin’s book, you will HATE the book, “The Assassination of Political Robocalls”.

If you HATE Mark Levin’s book, you will LOVE the book, “The Assassination of Political Robocalls”.

Check it out for yourself.

http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=robocalls&categoryId=100501

Occupy This – Stop Robocalls

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The other day I gave an impromptu speech at my Toastmasters club.  I started out by asking how many people knew about Citizen’s United.  One hand was raised.

Then I asked how many people knew about robocalls.  Nearly every hand was raised.

That summarizes how limited the marketing campaign is for reversing Citizen’s United and approving a 28th Constitutional Amendment to do so.  People just don’t have the time to understand the ramifications of the Supreme Court ruling in the Citizen’s United case.

We have a better chance of passing a 28th Amendment and make change if we concentrate on something most people hate.  Yes you got it – robocalls.

Henceforth, we need to call the 28th Constitutional Amendment the Political Robocall Amendment.

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I learned the other day that England actually allows their political campaigns to last only one month.  What a concept.  But I am setting my sites on larger fish than a one month time limit.

I am targeting the Super PACs, and the out of control campaign spending by the rich .003 percent of the population, and the enormous amounts of political television ads and of course the ginormous numbers of robocalls by politicians. I have had enough and I am not going to take it any more.

There are plenty of people and cities that feel the same way.  There are hundreds of websites supporting a 28th Constitutional Amendment.  I agree with them because it is the only way to reverse Citizen’s United. But there are at least 20 proposed versions.   Most concentrate on the following two issues:

1. corporations are not people or citizens

2. money is not free speech.

We need to get down to one version.  The MoveToAmend.org version appears to have the most support.  It is rather simple as most approved amendments tend to be.  But I have several concerns.

One concern is the need to define citizens as individuals and restrict ONLY corporations.  Instead we need to restrict ALL groups of people, whether they are corporations, for-profits, non-profits, unions etc.  If we restrict one group, money will flow to others.

Another concern is saying money is not free speech.  This is like trying to train your dog to not poop on the carpet by trying to train it to not poop at all.  In other words, we will have more success if we limit campaign spending to individuals and a certain amount rather than trying to eliminate money as free speech.

Likewise, I hate to say it, but we will never get rid of all robocalls, but we can limit them.

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Here is my attempt at an amendment which indirectly eliminates Super PACs and greatly reduces robocalls.

1. Each citizen is a person as defined in the Constitution with human rights and these rights are not granted to artificial groups of people.

2. Campaign contributions shall be allowed only by citizens and the amount per citizen per election shall be determined by Congress.

Here is a book about this very subject.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/804567260/2033-the-20th-anniversary-a-book

Also please support MoveToAmend.org to greatly reduce robocalls.