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Cure Electile Dysfunction. End Corporate Personhood

"CURE ELECTILE DYSFUNCTION.
END CORPORATE PERSONHOOD."

I love that t-shirt. Don't you?
http://reclaimdemocracy.org/electile-dysfunction-t-shirt/

More on Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad:
http://reclaimdemocracy.org/corporate-accountability-history...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Clara_County_v._Southern_...



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Conversations w/great minds: Ron Paul

Thanks, Michael.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Michael Nystrom's picture

Ha ha ha

I just got this.

I guess I'm a little slow. Good one.

He's the man.

(((Granger)))

Hi. Thanks for the reply, but I don't understand your comment. How so?

I checked out the website. I could be wrong, but that organization seems to 1) focus on the 1st Amendment and campaign contributions - when the issue involves our God-given human rights in toto; while at the same time, 2) broadening their goals to include a commitment to "social and economic justice." No doubt, that's what prevents this organization from having bi-partisan support. And that's too bad. With the rights of people being overshadowed by corporate interests (not just big government), conservative groups, including the tea party, should be as much in support of ending corporate personhood as the green or progressive parties.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

(((((((mdefarge)))))

Hi! Thank you for the response and allowing me to clarify. "Move to Amend", is a Green Party / David Cobb (took the nomination from Nader in 04, when Nader could have cashed in on all the hard work of vilunteers like me.. anyways..

it was passed here last election http://www.ukiahdailyjournal.com/news/ci_21945747

I believe we are meeting with them in November.

What's interesting to me, I don't believe things like this happen organically. there have been election law changes.. any amount contributed over $24.99 I need to have where the contributor is employed. I feel like I'm homeland security needing all this information about people for $25.00 contribution. And the GOP had presentations on new software designed for treasurer's like me because these laws are very complicated, the forms are complicated.. the GOP is a corporation, eh? And ironically, so is, "Move to Amend".

I think rather than amending, they need to revoke the amendment that made corporations human beings.. http://www.crisismagazine.com/2012/corporate-personhood-and-...

(((Granger)))

That legislation might not be legally binding, but it's a step in the right direction. Still, I *wholeheartedly* agree that we need to address the problem at its core. It was years ago already from Kalle Lasn's book Culture Jam that I learned about the USSC case Santa Clara County v. The Southern Pacific Railroad - a sidebar comment that somehow ended up becoming the law of the land. Thanks for the link, "Corporate Personhood and the 14th Amendment." It does a good job explaining it.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

(((((mdefarge)))))

I do a pretty good job explaining it when docenting at the Guest House museum, where CR Johnson owned the Redwood Lumber Company, and for many decades, so goes Redwood Lumber Company, so went the USA by rail, trail or sail (he owned them all and the company store and the legal tender). The Guest House 1892 was a pre-fab with electric and and water lumbered with Mendo redwood, but milled in san fran (meiggs peir, now known as Fisherman's Wharf), which got Tom Johnson, who was supposed to manage that property from the house, that CR fired Tom, and closed up the house figuring it looked like a carrot dangling to his laborers, many who had been with the company a few generations.. and he was right.. because soon after the CA earthquake, who were once kids before child labor laws, became adults that knew all about the electric and water in the guest house.. so they formed a Union, and demanded water and electric.. which made CR think.. if people can form unions, why can't corporations? And so Union Lumber Company (and other companies under UNION) was born, and corporations have never been the same, they live on and on, generation after generation.

And I don't think that will change.. I think government is going to continue to go that way.. but mom and pop shops will find they do not get the same benfits of huge corporations.. as if you could go anywhere in the world and there would be the same food court brought to us by coke and pepsi.

If your election lasts longer than 4 hours

Take the red pill ;)

lol You raise a good point!

Potential side-effects:
~ Angina, i.e., chest pain and discomfort, such as trying to maintain enthusiasm to start, or maintain, a business while trying to comply with all the federal, state, and local regulations.
~ To your point: Prolonged elections. Recall Bush v. Gore (no pun intended)
~ Sudden loss of vision. An inability to distinguish between the Democratic and Republican Parties, both beholden to corporations. http://www.opensecrets.org/
~ Sudden hearing loss. What John Boehner experienced failing to hear the NO's at the RNC. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcILC6c8-f0
~ Alcohol: combined with "substantial consumption of alcohol" may result in orthostatic hpotension, i.e., sudden increase in blood pressure when you stand up to speak in favor of Ron Paul and find your microphone blocked. https://www.facebook.com/JoanTheSilencer
~ Bleeding, being bled dry by taxes.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

All of those things happened, exactly and in

chronological order as you described.

Except Lori Sotelo was the cause for my "chest pain and discomfort."

www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-zOrBIXwBs

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

It caused *me* high blood pressure.

I couldn't believe her saying that Ron Paul supporters, referred to as the "Ron Paul campaign," would have had to take out insurance on the rented space in order to participate, i.e., REGISTERED REPUBLICANS WHO SUPPORTED RON PAUL AND SHOWED UP FOR THE MEETING. http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/20...

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Exactly, and you hear people in the meeting

say what you just said:

"This isn't the Ron Paul Campaign. We're registered Republicans."

I just really disliked her demeanor during that meeting. She was acting like the fu**ing Gestapo, trying to steer the meeting to do exactly what she says, OR ELSE. That is not an exaggeration.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.