Constitutional Amendment defining the Status of Created Entities

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(Original Signature of Member)

112th CONGRESS
1st SESSION
H. J. RES. _______________

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to clarify the the status of corporations, limited liability companies or other corporate entities established by the laws of any state, the United States, or any foreign state.
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IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The CITIZENS of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, through Senator/Congressman ____________________ introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on ________________
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JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to expressly exclude corporations, limited liability companies or other corporate entities established by the laws of any state, the United States, or any foreign state from the rights given to natural persons by the Constitution of the United States, prohibit corporate spending in all elections, and affirm the authority of Congress and the States to regulate corporations and to regulate and set limits on all election contributions and expenditures.

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Resolved by the CITIZENS of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and presented to the House of Representatives and the Senate of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of two-thirds of the several States within twelve [12] months after the date of its submission for ratification:

“ARTICLE—

“SECTION 1. We the people who ordain and establish the rights protected by the Constitution of the United States to be the rights of natural persons.

“SECTION 2. The words people, person, or citizen as used in this Constitution mean “natural persons” and do not include corporations, limited liability companies and other private entities established by the laws of any State, the United States, or any foreign state.

“SECTION 3. Such entities not identified as a “natural persons” in SECTION 2. of this Amendment, shall be prohibited from making contributions or expenditures to, for or against, any candidate for public office or to, for or against, publicly elected official or to, for or against, any legislation before the Congress, the Senate or the people.

“SECTION 4. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to limit the people’s rights of freedom of speech, freedom of the press, free exercise of religion, freedom of association and all such other rights of the people, which rights are inalienable.”.

3 Responses to “Constitutional Amendment defining the Status of Created Entities”

  1. MzCitzen2

    Please note my proposed changes to the Joint Resolution statement, and to Section 3, which opens the door to public funding of elections.

    • Formerly Nobody Important

      I posted a better amendment to a thread you are participating in. You cannot have multiple things going on in an amendment. If you do it confuses the issue.

      What happens to Section 3 is it has to become Section 3 and 4.

      “SECTION 3. Such entities not identified as a “natural persons” in SECTION 2. of this Amendment, shall be prohibited from making monetary contributions, nor any in-kind expenditures, for the direct influence of federal elections.

      “SECTION 4 Congress shall have authority to institute a plan for the public funding of federal elections, which may include any eligibility requirements, or limits to contributions or expenditures that may be made by private citizens, including candidates.

      This is vague. It has to be precise or we will have issues like what we currently have.

      “SECTION 2 Congress shall have authority to institute a plan for the public funding of federal elections.

      “SECTION 3 Congress shall preclude any contributions and/or expenditures that may be made by private citizens, group of private citizens or other entities, including candidates.

      This effectively removes all private funding from campaigns but this does not address the corruption in our legislative process.

  2. Formerly Nobody Important

    You have changed what I drafted so it no longer is what I wrote.

    I offered to help you draft a completely new document. I have the text below, it needs more work, but it is a good start..

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    (Original Signature of Member)

    112th CONGRESS
    1st SESSION
    H. J. RES. _______________

    Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to clarify the create and regulate a publicly funded election system.
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    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

    The CITIZENS of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, through Senator/Congressman ____________________ introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on ________________
    _____________________________________

    JOINT RESOLUTION

    Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to expressly exclude all private funding of all local, county, state and/or federal elections..
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    Resolved by the CITIZENS of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and presented to the House of Representatives and the Senate of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within twelve [12] months after the date of its submission for ratification:
    “ARTICLE—
    “SECTION 1. We the people who ordain and establish the that elections be fair and without bias.
    “SECTION 2. Congress shall institute a plan for public funding of all elections, which preclude any and all contributions or expenditures from private citizens, groups, corporations, LLC.’s including candidates.
    “SECTION 3. “SECTION 3. Congress shall enact legislation that regulate these federal contributions and/or expenditures to and for any publicly elected and/or appointed official and/or candidate.
    “SECTION 4. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to limit the people’s rights of freedom of speech, freedom of the press, free exercise of religion, freedom of association and all such other rights of the people, which rights are inalienable.”.