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End Corporate Rights and Protect Elections

1) Except as provided in this article, nothing in this Constitution shall be construed as extending any right, privilege, or immunity to any corporation.
2) Except as provided in sections 3 and 7 of this article, no corporation shall attempt to influence the outcome of any election, legislation or government policy through the use of aggregate resources, or by rewarding or repaying employees or directors to exert such influence.
3) An association of humans that is created solely for the purpose of exercising in common any right, privilege, or immunity protected by this Constitution shall not be impaired in the exercise of that particular right because they chose to incorporate.
4) Neither the United States nor any state shall deprive any corporation of property without due process of law; nor deny any corporation the equal protection of laws applicable to other corporations similarly situated.
5) Powers not explicitly granted to a corporation by its charter or by generally applicable laws governing all corporations similarly situated are reserved to the states, to the Congress in exercising its enumerated power to regulate commerce, and to the people.
6) Congress and the States shall have the power to regulate and set limits on all election contributions and expenditures, including a candidate’s own spending; these limits must apply to all regardless of viewpoint.
7) Congress and the States shall have the power to establish public financing of political campaigns. Such financing shall not be considered to abridge free speech if it is available to any candidate regardless of viewpoint.

JohnFlanery, 20.12.2011, 04:45
Idea status: under consideration


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