Monday, September 29, 2014
Attention: Thom HARTMANN, Sir, (open email to, also, the public.)
There are currently around a dozen Bills circulating in the U.S. House and Senate to undo the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens [really Corporations] United case through the ultimate passage of a “28th Amendment” to the U.S. Constitution. But this is a very improbable task. In the past 200 years there have been over 28,000 Bills submitted to attempt to amend the Constitution, with only 27 succeeding. One way to greatly improve the probability of killing the notions that “money is speech” and “corporations are people” is to make greater visual use of the national progress that has evolved since its passage in 2010. I have yet to see any visual graphics that show the national progress that has been made since 2010. Yet we all know the power of the visual, the graphic.
Just recently, the visual YouTube barbaric beheadings of two journalists by ISIS caused such international emotional revulsion that President Obama finially decided to lead an impressive coalition of Mideast partners to take the fight against ISIS into Syria by bombing them from the air.
Similarly, it was the visual television coverage of the carnage in Viet Nam that accelerated the withdrawal of the United States from that war years earlier than had been planned or anticipated. Yes, a picture is worth more than a thousand words... and this truth should be more energetically applied to the amending of the Citizens United Case.
To amend the U.S. Constitution it takes a vote of more than 67% of the U.S. Senate, and a Ratification vote of more than 75% of the U.S. State Legislatures. During the even-numbered election years and the final month of October, the news becomes more and more visual with colorful maps that show which states are leaning towards which political parties and candidates. This same visual magic should also be used to show the progress (or lack thereof) concerning the amending of the Citizens United case.
Several State Legislatures and local municipalities (city councils) have already voted, in principle, to overturn Citizens United, but there has been no consensus as to which version, which 28th Amendment, that they support.
Imagine a colorful political map of the United States that highlights which States and Cities have at least attempted to vote and pass a Bill to amend Citizens United. For cities... the larger the circle-- the larger the population of that city. Then, have it updated daily, weekly and monthly... so We the People can not only keep track of its progress State by State, but also become more inspired and motivated to get more involved in this movement. Have this 28th Amendment Citizens United Progress Graphic always be available on YouTube or some app that lists all of the Websites that are tracking their own pet version of this most important future Amendment.
Gen. Arthur J. Earthmann, Prophet of God
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