Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Congresswoman Donna Edwards Is Only The Latest Head of the Hydra

So the Democrats want to amend the Constitution...

Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-Md) has introduced an amendment to attempt to overrule the Supreme Court's decision on Citizens United vs FEC. The proposed amendment will read:

‘‘SECTION 1. The sovereign right of the people to govern being essential to a free democracy, Congress and the States may regulate the expenditure of funds for political speech by any corporation, limited liability company, or other corporate entity.‘‘SECTION 2. Nothing contained in this Article shall be construed to abridge the freedom of the press.’’

Their reasoning?

The Court’s action dramatically dilutes the vote and the voice of every American who does not control a large corporate treasury. The decision unleashes billions of dollars in corporate money to dominate legislatures and elections.

Sounds reasonable, huh? We don't need huge conglomerations pumping zillions of dollars into politics to screw the little guy, right? But wait... Here's the most telling thing about this abomination amendment. From the Q&A, emphasis mine:

Will the Free Speech for People Amendment prevent people from joining together into political parties, citizens’ organizations, associations, unions or other groups to participate in elections and public debate?

No. The Free Speech for People Amendment applies to corporate entities and has no application to voluntary associations and does not change constitutionally protected freedom of association. People are always free to associate with others to promote their speech or engage in political activity.

That's right. They're going to level the playing field. By making sure the only enormous political donors will be unions.

This is no accident. This is a willful attempt to take over the political process entirely. This is a blatant power grab by the Democrats on behalf of the unions who put and keep them in office.

Think I'm exaggerating? I spent half an hour digging through the folks involved in, and what I turned up is infuriating. A list of their sponsoring organizations, and the people employed by those organizations, is very telling.

Starting with Voter Action:
--Their legal director, John Bonifaz, founded the National Voting Rights Institute (now DEMOS). Attorneys for NVRI have acted as legal representatives for ACORN. Additionally, DEMOS and NVRI have worked with ACORN on voter registration initiatives.
--Their administrative assistant, Oske Buckley, has worked for the ACLU and as an Americorps volunteer.
--Dolores Huerta, a member of the advisory board, is "a Labor leader, organizer and social activist" who is Secretary Treasurer of AFL-CIO's Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee and co-Founder and first Vice President of the United Farm Workers union.

Next, the Center for Corporate Policy:
--Ilyse Hogue is with's Political Action Team.
--Charlie Cray worked for Greenpeace USA between 1988 and 1999.

Are you seeing a pattern here? Getting a glimpse of the bigger picture? Are you pissed off yet?

We can NOT allow this to happen. The Democrats, backed by their unions and their "community organizers and the Soros billions, are trying to take over American politics by nothing less than defiling the Constitution to tilt the game in their favor. This can not stand.

Linked By:

Russ at Thats-Right. He caught the story about the amendment before me, and has a good piece up. Go check it out.

The Other McCain. Smitty's got me in a post about "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly". While I'm not thrilled to be "The Bad", at least I'm not "The Ugly"!

Thanks for the links. Please help spread this around. This thing must die.

UPDATE: Dig more, find more...

-- Dolores Huerta, in addition to the affiliations I've linked above, is an Honorary Chair for the Democratic Socialists of America, and is a board member for the Fund For The Feminist Majority.

-- Ilyse Hogue (per Liberty Chick at Big Government) has been involved with SEIU in a joint campaign against the US Chamber of Commerce and sat on a Change For America's Future panel with Anna Burger (Change to Win/SEIU).

UPDATE X2: Here's the thing... I'm not a conspiracy theorist, and I'm not having a panic attack. I don't think there's a chance in hell this thing would actually go through. What I'm endlessly astounded by is the extent of almost incestuous entanglements between these unions/community groups and the democrats. And I'm equally amazed by the unmitigated gall of these people. I know... I know... it was obvious long before now.

But it's like a bad movie. Rich, powerful entities who are all subtly but definitely connected into one "organized" force that insinuates itself into power and uses extreme measures in order to silence their opposition... Arrogant to the point of vandalizing the Constitution to better bend society to their views... Destroying quality of life for their people while living as royalty off the sweat of the working class...

Where's a band of scraggly rebel forces when you need them? Hell, for that matter, I'd settle for an alien invasion. Let the ships from Planet X blow Washington to holy hell. It'd be an improvement.


Republican Redefined said...

Great post Scratcher. It is quite a clever little ruse that the Left has drawn up in response to Citizens - paint the decision as a opening of the floodgates for corporate American and Corporate "Internationale" to by and rig elections so that the public becomes so enraged that we rewrite precedent they suddenly hold so dear to make corporations exist not as individuals but as conglomerates hell bent on buying elections... all the while ignoring the fact that they are sponsored, funded, subsidized, and manipulated by big labor who is PROUD to be a player in the political game. They offer public endorsements. That's a step far beyond that which has ever been exercised by the likes of Google or Microsoft.

Will link it up as soon as I get a chance and find a place worthy on my site.


Thats Right said...

I don't think you're the bad, I think the story is "the bad". Then again, hell you might be....who are you Scratcher and what have you done!