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Corporations were first chartered by states that warily kept them on very short leashes. Corporations were often not permitted to own other corporations, donate to any political or even charitable candidate or cause, and were dissolved upon completion of the specific tasks for which they were created.

Over the last century, however, the Supreme Court of the United States has effectively thrown out all such controls, allowing corporations to become powerful self-aggrandizing entities protected by the Constitutional rights intended for human beings.

While this has been happening for a long time, it has recently been brought into focus by two radical decisions (Citizens United v. the FEC, 2010 and McCutcheon v. the FEC, 2014) which twist the First Amendment to unleash unlimited money into elections from corporations and wealthy individuals. Other parts of the Constitution have also been wildly re-interpreted to subvert laws protecting citizens health and safety and the rights of minorities.

We need to clearly affirm that "corporations are not people" and "money is not speech".

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