March 1, 2012

According to this tidbit from Vtdigger.org today, some Vermont communities will have an advisory resolution in town meeting or on the ballot.
Let's hope rational thinking prevails to defend the First Amendment. Voting NO on these resolutions sends the correct message. Denying associations or corporations of any type, for-profit, non-profit, labor unions, etc., the ability to engage in political speech violates that bedrock principle that has the best hope of keeping America free.
Ideology is flawed that would deny certain Americans the freedom to speak on political issues, whether as groups or as individuals.
"On Town Meeting Day at least 50 Vermont communities will consider resolutions urging Congress to pass a resolution for a constitutional amendment banning corporate personhood. The list features some of the largest municipalities in the state, including Brattleboro, Burlington, Montpelier, Rutland, Williston, South Burlington and Winooski.
According to The Rutland Herald, 50 communities have developed some form of resolution in response to the Supreme Court Citizens United case. They include Albany, Barnet, Brattleboro, Bristol, Burlington, Calais, Charlotte, Chester, Chittenden, Craftsbury, East Montpelier, Fayston, Fletcher, Greensboro, Hardwick, Hinesburg, Jericho, Lincoln, Marlboro, Marshfield, Monkton, Montgomery, Montpelier, Moretown, Mount Holly, Norwich, Plainfield, Putney, Richmond, Ripton, Roxbury, Rutland City and Town, Sharon, Shrewsbury, South Burlington, Starksboro, Sudbury, Thetford Center, Tunbridge, Waitsfield, Walden, Waltham, Warren, Williamstown, Windsor, Winooski, Woodbury, Woodstock, Worcester, and Williston."
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