The court decisions from "Bank of the United States v. Deveaux" in 1809 which started this whole corporations were citizens thing to "Citizens United v. FEC" in 2010 which expanded their reach; basically has drowned out our speech. The "Buckley v. Valeo" case in 1976 and the 8 or so other decisions inbetween 1809 to 2014; have in my opinion completely silenced our form of free speech when it comes to our government.
If corporations are allowed to "Lobby" for a campaign, or agenda without limits as to how much; it is like comparing $1.00 to $1,000,000.00. There is no comparison. The higher value speaks louder. In doing so it is not allowing the speech of the $1.00 to be heard. Not to mention as a person you are only allowed one vote. As a corporation who may have MANY different business entities; can vote multiple times even though they all may be owned by only one person. Therefor I call for a "Mulligan" of sorts. How is it constitutionally right that one voice is allowed to be louder than others when it comes to our government? How can my voice be measured only by dollars, and not by actual voting?
I know people are trying to legislate amendments to revoke said decisions, and petitions alike. Why is this truly the issue when it comes to corporate speech? Should it be that all forms of speech are really free, or is it that one form is hindered by the speech of another due to a dollar value? What about my right to be heard in government is muted because the rights of corporations money; or speech, has inadvertently silenced my own?
1809 - Bank of the United States v. Deveaux
1844 - Louisville, Cincinnati, and Charleston Railroad v. Letson
1853 - Marshall v. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
1886 - County of Santa Clara v. Southern Pacific Railroad
1898 - Smyth v. Ames
1906 - Hale v. Henkel
1931 - Russian Volunteer Fleet v. United States
1976 - Buckley v. Valeo
1977 - United States v. Martin Linen Supply
2010 - Citizens United v. FEC
2014 - Burwell v. Hobby Lobby