The push is on to spread the word about a ballot issue (21-146) coming up November 6th here in Lincoln County that supporters hope will convince residents to vote yes so that a message will be sent to Washington DC that corporations are not people. Supporters of the ballot issue want to tell the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court that corporations should not be allowed to spend as much money as they want in their attempt to buy elections. Jeff Mitchen of the American Independent Business Alliance said “When we allow huge corporations to translate their economic power into political power, they use that power to stack the deck in their favor…”
Lincoln Citizens for Fair Elections spokesman Rio Davidson said “Only human beings, not corporations, are endowed with constitutional rights. Corporations are not people and money is not free speech. Therefore, regulating political contributions and spending is not equivalent to limiting political speech.”
Davidson’s group is also advocating an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would clarify what a real person is and limit constitutional rights strictly to real people.
Davidson said his group is requesting volunteers to help ensure a wide margin of victory for the measure on the Lincoln County November ballot, measure 21-146. Those interested should contact the group at 541-961-5606 or email them at LincolnCitizens@Yahoo.com.