Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sign Petition to SAVE DEMOCRACY from the Jaws of Greedy Corporations

Congressman Alan Grayson has started a "SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY" petition, in wake of the Supreme Court's foolish decision to allow corporations to use their bountiful coffers to buy American elections.
Last week, five Supreme Court Justices stabbed at the heart of democracy, our electoral system. They overturned over 100 years of statute and precedent, and declared that corporations can spend all the money that they want to buy elections. In fact, these five men in robes declared, they have a constitutional right to do so.
Foreigners cannot vote in our elections, so they should not be allowed to spend unlimited money to buy votes either. If we do not limit foreign influence, we will soon have ‘the Distinguished Member from Russia’ or ‘the Esteemed Senator from Saudi Arabia.
Now, we have to fight. We have filed six bills to reverse this assault, the "Save Our Democracy" platform. Sign this petition today, and show your support for saving our democracy. Together, we will move these bills forward and prevent the sale of our government to the highest bidder.
We cannot have a government that is bought and paid for by huge multinational corporations. We need a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. I hope you'll join me.
Read more on the legislation he is planning on introducing, to counter the Supreme Court's decision here
SIGN REP. ALAN GRAYSON'S PETITION HERE (Fill in the red box on the right)
"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty"
--Howard Zinn, a Great American Patriot, who passed away this week.

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