Friday, March 09, 2012

Vermont Speaks

From The Nation:
By Thursday morning, sixty-four towns reported they had moved to amend the US Constitution to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United ruling—as well as the false construct that says, in the words of Mitt Romney, “corporations are people, my friend.”

“Unlike the U.S. Supreme Court, Town Meeting Day voters understood that corporations are not people,” declared US Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, a champion of his state’s uprising against corporate personhood. “The resounding results will send a strong message that corporations and billionaires should not be allowed to buy candidates and elections with unlimited, undisclosed spending on political campaigns.”

Vermont is a refreshing bastion of sanity - especially for those of us who are from NH - and dealing with the O'Brien junta.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Such outstanding news. There are some people, unfortunately not all, who are thinking clearly. Although this is a sign of hope, the larger picture continues to be terrifying. And the likes of Romney and his GOP peerage including our NH bunch, are enough to frighten most reasonable thinking citizens into extinction. With rampant barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen mantra's, along with guns for everyone, the only thing missing is the little man with the moustache. Any member of the GOP could grow one and we'd know exactly where we are.