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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:58 AM
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Missoula voters say corporations are not people, ask for constitutional amendment
http://missoulian.com/news/local/missoula-voters-say-corporations-are-not-people-ask-for-constitutional/article_f90f0f06-0a8b-11e1-99bf-001cc4c002e0.html#ixzz1d

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Missoula voters say corporations are not people, ask for constitutional amendment

By KEILA SZPALLER of the Missoulian

Corporations aren't people, an overwhelming 75 percent of Missoula voters said Tuesday, and they don't want corporations treated like people either.

"I'm over the moon about it," said Councilwoman Cynthia Wolken, who brought the referendum to the Missoula City Council to place on the ballot.

The measure - similar to others across the country - calls on the U.S. Congress and state leaders to amend the U.S. Constitution to say that "corporations are not human beings." It earned 10,729 votes in favor and 3,605 against.

The resolution isn't binding, but it does send a message that's gaining momentum nationwide. Wolken said she planned on being satisfied to capture more than 50 percent of the vote, "really happy" with more than 60 percent, and "over the moon" with anything more.

Read more: http://missoulian.com/news/local/missoula-voters-say-corporations-are-not-people-ask-for-constitutional/article_f90f0f06-0a8b-11e1-99bf-001cc4c002e0.html#ixzz1dVlA9jga
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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:00 PM
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1. K&R - the backlash cometh
yup
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Andy823 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:01 PM
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2. That's interesting
Montana is pretty much a red state if I am not mistaken, and so it look like even republicans don't like the idea of corporations being treated like "real" people!
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:16 PM
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3. Their hearts are in the right place, but...
... I'd like to have a good Constitutional Scholar draft an amendment that is immune to our SCOTUS finding yet another way to allow the pollution of our elections.


I have trouble accepting that anything short of elections being exclusively public-funded will get the job done.
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:35 PM
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4. Most DUers have never been to Missoula, it is an awesome place.
Scenic, college town, liberal, really cool.

I love that place. Good for them.
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neverforget Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 01:16 PM
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5. My brothers would say that Bozeman has the better school. However, 2 of my
nieces say Missoula is the best. Next weekend, the Cat-Griz game is in Bozeman and should be a hell of a game. Go Team!
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 02:03 PM
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6. I like Bozeman, too.
Thanks for the reminder, I'll watch it on TV if I can get it.
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neverforget Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 04:37 PM
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7. It might be on CSN channel 37. It's going to be a good game though.
I love Montana and miss it immensely.
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