The needs of people and the planet are far more important than the corporate bottom line. The de facto golden rule that he or she who has the gold makes the rule is incompatible with a democracy.
Corporate power that buys our politicians has made a mockery of the noble ideals of our Constitution. The Move to Amend the Constitution that affirms that only human beings, not corporations, should have rights that are constitutionally protected and that money is not speech is a movement that deserves our support.
Kudos to Jaime Canfield’s May 26 letter to the editor. In it he urged attendance at next Tuesday’s Manatee County Board of Commissioners meeting where this issue will be raised. Wear red to show support.
Resolutions declaring that only human beings, not corporations, should have rights that are constitutionally protected, and that money is not speech have been passed by 10 state legislatures and hundreds of local governments, including the Sarasota City Council on June 15, 2015.
Government of, for and by the people, not the corporations and rich and powerful. That is a bottom line that is badly needed.