A troubling story here. Now a lot of people will like this idea because it cuts the power lobbyists and corporations have. However, allow me to show the dark side. Here’s the story…
”First Amendment protects a right of free speech for corporations as well as for individuals, and that corporations (including those that produce newspapers, films and books) have a right to speak about politicians and their records just as individuals do.”
That’s the Supreme Court Of The United States (SCOTUS) decision.
“I’ve introduced a People’s Rights Amendment, which is very simple and straightforward,” Rep. Jim McGovern (D.-Mass.) said at the forum. “It would make clear that all corporate entities, for-profit and non-profit alike, are not people with constitutional rights.
“…unions and nonprofits, in the same way, as artificial creatures of the state that we, the people, govern, not the other way around,” said McGovern.”
So does this mean all political news will come from State-Sponsored Media aka Propaganda?
“But what it would do is it would say, all of the speech in which, whether it’s corporations or campaign committees and others engage in, would be able to be fully regulated under the authority of the Congress and–and under our Constitution.”
It sure does make it easier to win reflections if you control the flow of information.
“…and “reducing the role of money in campaigns” (which some Democrats have said can be done through taxpayer funding of campaigns).”
And what about third parties? I don’t wanna give money to the Republican National Committee & the Democrat National Committee. If you truly want to cut the ties between corporations and government then treat business like religions. Stay out of it. Then a business hasn’t any need to add a politician onto the payroll.
Ever notice that politicians of the different party are backed by the same businesses as the opposing party?
The businesses are just hedging their bets, that way whoever wins, they’re in! Instead all the government should oversee is reasonable environmental guidelines and safety. And no tax breaks, grants or subsidies for anyone.
Take the Federal Government out of it, and leave it to the States. That’ll fix the problem of overreaching government and crony capitalism. Smaller government is easier to watch.