Huffington Post: Why Americans Should Support the People’s Rights Amendment

Huffington Post is running a great piece on the People’s Rights Amendment from my brother Ben Clements (attorney, former Chief Legal Counsel to the Governor of Massachusetts, former federal prosecutor, and all-around great guy).

The key point:

In short, the elimination of corporate constitutional rights will not change the results in cases in which the constitutional rights of natural persons — individually or in groups or associations — are infringed. But it will change the results in many of the increasingly common situations in which purported corporate constitutional rights are invoked to strike down laws that regulate economic activity without infringing the constitutional rights of any natural persons, such as restrictions on corporate funding of electioneering; prohibitions on marketing of cigarettes to children; regulations of off-label drug marketing; and disclosure requirements concerning the nature of the products marketed and sold by corporations.

Read more here

About Jeff Clements

Jeff serves as President of American Promise, a nonpartisan national movement to reform and renew America's political system to combat corruption and secure freedom and equal opportunity for all Americans. He has practiced law for three decades in public service and in a private firm, and is the author of Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money & Global Corporations. He is also the founder of Whaleback Partners LLC, which provides sustainable financing to businesses in the local agriculture economy. Twitter: LinkedIn:
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