The growing chorus of “Get Money Out” voices in our nation could be getting some backup from one of the largest cities in the country. Maybe New York won’t do it, and perhaps D.C. never will, but Los Angeles is looking hopeful.
The Los Angeles City Council votes today on a resolution that calls on Congress to amend the Constitution to clearly establish that “only living, breathing human beings are afforded Constitutional rights.” Corporations, by their measure, are not people. It does not address whether money is speech, but it does escalate The Great 28 Debate even further.
If it passes, Los Angeles will become the first major city in the United States to declare that corporations — for at least that particular sliver of America — are not people.
They’ve got plenty of support. Polls repeatedly reveal an overwhelming majority of us agree that “people are people,” and that corporations are not.
Mary Beth Fielder of ‘Move to Amend’ previews the Los Angeles City Council vote today on a resolution, and The Dylan Ratigan Show panel joins the discussion.