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Money out of Politics Constitutional Amendment

First we want to say thank you to Common Cause, The Coffee Party, and Move On for bringing this issue to the public and starting the push for amendment.

For example,


The young turks view on money in politics:
and what's at stake?
A sad look back at wisconsin

Here is a list of congressmen and senators with their status concerning a money out of politics amendment.


You know what to do.  Pick up the phone.  The cake party joins these other fine organizations in thanking you for their support in what could be the most important issue of our time.

A couple more quotes on the subject:

“We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace-business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionism, war profiteering. They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob. Never before in history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hatred for me - and I welcome their hatred. I should like to have it said of my first administration that in it the forces of selfishness and of lust for power met their match. I should like to have it said of my second administration that in it these forces met their master."
                                   - President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Speech at Madison Square Garden

"The unchecked existence of monopoly is incompatible with equality of opportunity. The reason for the exercise of government control over great monopolies is to equalize opportunity. We are righting against privilege. It was made unlawful for corporations to contribute money for election expenses in order to abridge the power of special privilege at the polls. Railroad-rate control is an attempt to secure an equality of opportunity for all men affected by rail transportation; and that means all of us. The great anthracite coal strike was settled, and the pressing danger of a coal famine averted, because we recognized that the control of a public necessity involves a duty to the people, and that public intervention in the affairs of a publicservice corporation is neither to be resented as usurpation nor permitted as a privilege by the corporations, but on the contrary to be accepted as a duty and exercised as a right by the Government in the interest of all the people."
                                   - President Theodore Roosevelt to Congress on January 22, 1909
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