Saturday, December 26, 2009

A proposed constitutional amendment to control corporate lobbying

We the people, in order to ensure our control over our elected representatives, senators and the executive branch, enact the following amendment to the United States Constitution.

The Constitutional right to petition the Government for a redress of grievance under the 1st Amendment is held to be a right of individuals that may be exercised either by individuals themselves or through duly appointed agents/lobbyists funded solely by individuals.  Regulations governing certification, responsibilities and behaviors of such agents/lobbyists may be enacted by Congress to ensure orderly and ethical conduct.  Non-person legal entities such as corporations, partnerships and trusts may only petition the Government under limited conditions and with limited funding mechanisms that are specifically enacted into law.  Such laws as enacted under this provision will expire on the first day of each new presidential term.

1 comment:

Usually Frustrated Caps Fan said...

Don't think this is a good idea at all.